U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn-6th) will reject the premise of the census for several reasons, one of which is the involvement of ACORN in collecting data, another is the personal nature of the questions asked of each household, but most important, she says the census, in its present form, is not constitutional. Maybe this is a first step to a Constitutional revolt! Maybe this is our clarion call.
Bachmann said she will “not fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.”
I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home,” she said. “We won’t be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn’t require any information beyond that.”
Rep. Bachmann told the Washington Times’ “America’s Morning News” that the questions have become:
…very intricate, very personal” and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau’s door-to-door information collection efforts.
They will be in charge of going door to door and collecting data from the American public,” she said. “This is very concerning.”
U.S. Census Bureau attorney Shelly Lowe said that Bachmann is misreading the law, stating that the U.S. legal code says anyone over 18 years of age who refuses to answer “any of the questions” on the census can be fined up to $5,000.
More when available…because believe me, there will be more. The claws and clacking tongues love to bash Bachmann and this lady is always up for the fight. I must say, I love to see our Representatives and Senators staunchly deferring to the U.S. Constitution. I only wish it happened more often. This is a good start.