Sunday, April 25, 2010

Community Survey

This is over the top. For what legitimate reason does the government need this information? It is intrusive and, I suggest not in keeping with what the Constitutional Framers intended. But apparently, the Courts see otherwise.

According to U.S. Constitution Online,

The authority of the Congress to conduct the census in whatever way it wishes, and thus to require that the forms be filled out is found in the Constitution itself, which notes:

[The Census] shall be made ... in such Manner as [Congress] shall by Law direct.

The Congress is also authorized to ask various questions in the census aside from the basic headcount by virtue of this clause and by virtue of the Necessary and Proper Clause.

I believe many of these questions to be neither necessary nor proper. What does the government need with information about the home you live in and whether or not you have a flush toilet?

See the form for other even more intrusive questions. What's next? "How often does each person in this household have sex"?

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

"How often does each person in this household have sex"?

Could be trouble if one spouse reports more than the other, eh?