posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 01:46 AM
I'm probably going to get flamed to death for this, but, what exactly is the big problem with the government wanting to keep an adequate record of
how many people are currently living in the country ever decade or so?
Is there something wrong with wanting to know how many families, or people of a specific gender, or what the racial breakdown of our country is?
Maybe I'm not as up-to-date on the conspiracies concerning the census form, but, it seems like a relatively harmless piece of paper that will help
sociological research and historical research in the future.
After all, how can our country better itself if everyone decides that no one needs to know they are living here? If you don't let someone in the
government know that you're living in the country, how can they provide food, jobs or medical coverage for you?
As for the paper it's printed on and the taxation of such - I'm no expert but last I knew there were specialized paper mills where trees were grown
specifically for being used as paper. And how much taxation could there be to send out census forms? When I did my taxes this year there was nothing
about the census form on them. In fact, the government sent me money because they overcharged me throughout the year.
Maybe I'm just missing something. Anyone care to enlighten me?
~ Wandering Scribe