December 17, 2009
The United States Department of Commerce will send out a threateningletter if a subject refuses to submit to the American Community Survey(ACS). The ACS is a project of the U.S. Census Bureau that replaces thelong form in the decennial census. A census is required by theConstitution.
|Click the image above toread the letter in PDF.|
An Infowars reader has sent us a copy of this threatening letter.The anonymous recipient received the letter after he refused to fillout and send in the ACS form. “The Census people have been by my houseover a handful of times. They have called my house several times. Theyeven went to my neighbors house and asked when I’m home and what time Igo to work,” he writes. “I told her that she was not welcome on myproperty and I received a threatening letter from census (attached) tothis e-mail.”
“The primary goal of this survey,” writes Dennis R. Johnson,regional director of the Census Bureau, “is to provide currentinformation on subjects like the current social, economic, and housingsituation in the United States. Your efforts help provide theinformation needed by your community, county, and state, as well as theNation, to plan programs at all levels.”
Johnson then threatens the letter recipient with a federal law undertitle 13 of the United States Code.
The primary goal of a national census, according to the Constitution(under Article 1, Section 3) is to provide “actual enumeration” of thepopulation so that the proper number of congressional representativescan be elected from each state.
As Ron Paulcorrectly notes, the Founding Fathers “never authorized the federalgovernment to continuously survey the American people. Moreimportantly, they never envisioned a nation where the people would rollover and submit to every government demand.”
“Keep in mind the survey is not voluntary, nor is the Census Bureauasking politely. Americans are legally obligated to answer, and can befined up to $1,000 per question if they refuse!” Paul wrote on July 13,2004. “The American Community Survey is patently offensive to allAmericans who still embody that fundamental American virtue, namely ahealthy mistrust of government. The information demanded in the newsurvey is none of the government’s business, and the American peopleshould insist that Congress reject it now before it becomes entrenched.”
In response to the above post, anInfowars reader sent a scan of a letter regarding ACS sent to him byJames Sensenbrenner, a member of the Republican Party in the UnitedStates House of Representatives, on November 26, 2006.
Contrary to the letter sent by Dennis R.Johnson, Mr. Sensenbrenner indicates there is no legal obligation tocomplete the ACS form, although he adds that the “Department viewscompliance with the survey as a citizen’s civic duty.”
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