reply to post by suziwong
Well saying you do not have to answer is taking part.
Doing nothing whatsover is not taking part.
I mean, if you have not taken part in a census, how can they arrest you or fine you for refusing to give them information? They would have to have the
information already given and confirmed by you in a previous census along with acknowledgement that the accuracy of the old information is correct.
A census can only be used for a certain amount of time, I am sure it is around 6 years before it can no longer be used, the data protection act
applies to the census.
If you ignore the letters and do not speak a word to anyone who comes to your door you will have no consequence because you are not even acknowledging
that you have to take a census in the first place.
Speaking, answering a door, answering a telephone, replying to a question in the street or replying to a letter is all acknowledgement and information
that can be collected.
Anything that is an exchange contains information that you are giving away out of your own free will. We should be asking for something in return if
we want to give it away.
So, for example if a census member came to your home and knocks on the door. If you answer and say "get off my lawn you bad census man".
He can go back with information that a male/female answered the door and told me to get away. That is information enough to compare that to old
records if that makes sense. All given by, YOU.
Before you know it, your in trouble and you got yourself in the mess by opening your mouth and the door.
I mean think about it, if your name was Jim and you had called a business before and said my names Jim, I work here, I am married, I have 2 kids, I
live here, my date of birth is bla bla. If someone comes to your door representing anyone or calls and says "Jim?" and you say "Yes".
You have just confirmed who you are.
It is the same as well if you are stopped on the roads, an officer will ask to see your licence. Why then does an officer ask you to confirm you name
and address. Even if you are in court you must confirm who you are, unless you have given a lawyer the authority to represent you.
Everything works through you, not the other way around.
[edit on 26-10-2009 by XXXN3O]