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(1) Fraud A person over 18 years of age who willfully gives an answer that is false to a question, which is authorized by the Secretary to be submitted to the person in connection with a census under this section, shall be fined not more than $500.
it should be voluntary and not punishable under law...That its not, is certainly cause for worry
However, it’s all hot air as no one has ever been charged with a crime for refusing to answer the ACS survey, and indeed several members of Congress have denounced the invasive questions as a violation of the Right to Financial Privacy Act.
On its very face, this is also a flagrant violation of the 5th amendment. Any census form that goes beyond asking how many people live in the residence is a violation of the 5th amendment, and court cases have established this, yet the census becomes more and more invasive each time.
Originally posted by titorite
Their is another way one can handle this questionnaire.
Have fun with it.
IF they ask if you have flushing toilets do not check yes or no but instead write in your answer as "ELVIS".
If they ask what the remaining balance of your mortgage is write in "MONTANA"
If asked how many cars you own respond with "PineCone"
Do you see where I am going with this?
They ask for answers to their questions. Their is no rule that says your answers must by logical or even relevant to the questions. When expected to answer to the best of your abilities AFFIRM that you DID.... to the best of your abilities.
Not only can you have an Extreme amount of fun, but you can also throw a monkey wrench into the system at the same time
If demanding this information under the penalty of law is unconstitutional, then it should stop.
If demanding this information under the penalty of law is unconstitutional, then it should stop. Oh, just a reminder to all to clean house in 2010.
Originally posted by grapesofraft
reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
LOL, I never get how the British just roll over, stick their butts in the air, and let the government have their way with them without any protest.
Originally posted by DataWraith
heres a small hint . make it all up. they wont know the diffrence and besides if they complain all you have to say is " well the government lies to me so i'm returning the favour".
"The first civics lesson of the census is that privacy is of little concern to political elites; your personal business is their business.
Thirdly, we have the right to plead the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in ANY situation. If they try to tell you differently, contact the ACLU (if you haven't been arrested).