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BOB BARR AND THE CENSUS, 5-29-2010

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Stumbled upon this.

Can’t believe the response

Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence

6:00 am May 26, 2010, by Bob Barr of the Barr Code

Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry.  This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.

What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.”  If the landlord of such apartment or other  leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.

That’s right — not only can citizens be fined if they fail to answer the increasingly intrusive questions asked of them by the federal government under the guise of simply counting the number of people in the country; but a landlord must give them access to your apartment whether you’re there or not, in order to gather whatever “statistics” the law permits.

In fact, some census workers apparently are going even further and demanding — and receiving — private cell phone numbers from landlords in order to call tenants and obtain information from them.  Isn’t it great to live in a “free” country?

http://blogs.ajc.com/bob-barr-blog/2010/05/26/census-workers-can-enter-your-apartment-in-your-absence/


More anti-census crap!

Come on, Barr.  You’ve gotta get out more often.

According to the census Bureau, about 72% of census forms have been filled out and mailed back as of ~ May.

Which means ~ 25% of census forms have not!   BTW, The numbers are about the same as last year.

No one is ever fined and there are no plans to do so.

They’re not coming to get us.  I mean, what could be done with 8MM seething illiterates if they did?

Perhaps ‘pry the guns from their cold, dead hands’?

Conspiracy stuff.   Designed by the unhinged to appeal to the hysterical.

This is what happens when education is de-funded.

This is what happens when the Texas Board of Education re-manufactures history according to its own kinked gospel.

Read some of these responses.

They are strong statements for re-prioritizing educational funding.

It’s not in the interests of officials to whip up ire in twitchy illiterates.  That’s when shrapnel happens.

Let them remain unrepresented, for all I care.

Unfortunately, it’s apocryphal convictions such as these that keep this country in shambles.

Unthinking, uncaring, unaware, but vocal!

Witness teabaggers, skinheads in camo jumpsuits, hooded apocalypts…

Lordy!  It gets the blood just a-boilin’ in this old crank…..

Wait!   ‘gotta reload the old blunderbuss.  Lemmie see now,  dump in a sack of roofing nails , some     nuts and bolts, then a tub of black powder.    Hmmmm Did I do this in the right order??

No problem – what ever it takes to get them pinko socialists….

(Mind blowing!  Really!)

Census information helps the government (that’s us!) determine proportional representation in Congress.

That’s what the census is all about.   It’s important if you care about the country.   Otherwise, go hide in your trailers and shoot down your own ghosts.

It’s  a simple innocuous form w/ about a dozen questions. Constitutionally mandated – Article I, Sxn 3.

The Constitution of our country?  Remember?  It’s what keeps us free.

Fill out the form and send it in.

Here’s a comment from a  Barr Code reader

The relevant language is at Title 13, Chapter 7, Subchapter II, § 223 of the US Code. The section prevents the owner or manger of “any hotel, apartment house, boarding or lodging house, tenement, or other building” from refusing to provide a list of the buildings occupants or providing access to “such premises”. This means a building’s owner or manger cannot refuse to let a census worker into or out of the building and cannot refuse to provide a list of occupants for the purpose of the census count. The penalty for refusal is $500. No where in the section does it authorize entry into individual apartments, lodgings, or “living quarters”.   Highlighting my own

The relevant code section is found at: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode13/usc_sec_13_00000223—-000-.html

And another:

I am one of the goons. I am 64 years old, a short lady with gray hair which I dye when I get time, 5 children and 21 grandchildren. I also have arthritis, which really doesn’t work well for a goon. I am an enumerator. I don’t ask people how many bathrooms they have. Gee, where do people dig up nonsensical things? 10 or 20 years ago (I can’t remember, my memory is failing) if was a question. It makes for interesting statistics, though. I have been trained not to enter anyone’s homes in the absence of an adult who resides in the home. Hold all your dogs, folks. We goons are scared of dogs. We don’t work for Obama or any particular elected representative. We are Americans who are following the Constitution of this country, which calls for the census to take place every 10 years. Our Constitution is being battered daily and you are helping it by spreading nonsense . Be nice when a census worker comes by and give the poor goon a break.

And another:

Well, I’ve been working with the census this year and this is clearly false.

Maybe there is some high up rule giving census workers this ability, but it is NOT one I was trained to do. As a last resort I go to the landlord and they tell me how many people’s name is on the lease or listed as residents there. That’s it. Never have I been told to ever enter any residence.

Oh yes.   Here’s one more Barr Coder for you  (There are pages of comments and dozens like this one!   Tremble!):

‘if they have the balls & spine to enter my house where my 120-lb police-trained German Shepherd lives – then enter at your own risk. We are locked and loaded for these ACORN thugs! There are over a dozen reports around the US of the Census hiring pedophiles, convicted rapists, and illegals who are forcing their way into homes and raping women in the home.

The 2nd Amendment applies before the 4th — if you enter my home, without my permission – good luck! I would especially love it if you do work for ACORN, SEIU, the black panthers, or the other thug groups OPovertyPimpDaddy pays!’

And another,  (this one may not vote…   hmmm…Why do I say that?).   Not making this up.

COme thru my door thinking im ther an they would be dead with a bullet in thier head

And one last comment – I’d really like to know what this person says.

موقع موريتاني ثقافي متنوع يقدم ثقافة بلاد شنقيط بأسلوب عصري مع جديد التقنيات ومتابعة آخر الأخبار

الوطنية والدولية مع مناقشات ثقافية وإبداعات فنية متنوعة

منتديات الوطن الموريتانية

Notice (as seen in the ‘Classified’s’):

Help wanted:   Census Taker:  To interview survivalist groups in backwoods of Northern Idaho and deep south. Possibly (very) short term employment. Must be able to outrun a bullet.

Seems to me as if ~ 25% of America is lying in wait  for their own spooks to come get ’em…..

The Greenbacker