UnConstitutional Census of 2010, duplicate

Repeat of an old post due to it’s importance. Permission granted to use this letter if you desire. Original post called The Invasive and UnConstitutional Census of 2010 (link).

Below is a letter that has been written and sent to any politician that may care about this upcoming and UnConstitutional Census of 2010. I hope that you find time to send a letter to your politicians as well. Feel free to use my letter.


I am very concerned with the upcoming Census. Our nations Constitution provides for a head count every ten years to ensure all Americans are properly represented. I believe this is a good thing. However, after looking at the upcoming questions presented in the “Questions Planned for the 2010 Census and American Community Survey” found at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010ACSnotebook.pdf I am very concerned of what the Census is becoming.The Constitution quite explicitly dictates in Article 1, Section 2, as well as in the modification found in the 14th Amendment, that the purpose of the Census is to help apportion direct taxes and Representatives. I can think of no reason why the government needs to know anything more than the number of people in a home so why is this Census asking such questions as my ancestry, my marital history, my VA disability, my journey to work, my vehicles, my kitchen facilities, my rent amount, and so much more?

Can you please tell me in all honesty why the Federal Government needs to know these items to properly apportion direct taxes and Representatives? And if the Federal Government does not need to know this information and I do not answer the questions that are Constitutionally unnecessary, am I going to be fined as rumor has it? I expect your answer on this issue.

If I am not mistaken, then I propose that the Arizona legislature draft legislation protecting all Arizona residents from any fines or redress for failing to provide unnecessary and possibly unconstitutional information for the upcoming Census. I strongly believe the ninth and tenth amendments provide for the protection of the citizens of Arizona from an intrusive Federal Government.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

I believe I retain the right to be secure in my home, that the contents therein are protected unless I am suspected of performing some act or action which could be harmful to others, in which case a warrant would be required, not a Census, there is no valid reason why I need to provide any other data for the Census.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

The Constitution requires a Census every ten years for the purpose of determining representation ONLY, I can find no other need in the US Constitution for conducting a Census. Therefore, there is nothing else that can or should be added to the Census other than a head count of LEGAL Americans. The power to count the people is clearly given to the Congress, the power to count or track anything else is not.

I am certain that you are aware of precedent in the matter of States resolving to ignore a Federal mandate due to Constitutional concerns – The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. In these Resolutions each respective state drafted it in defiance of the Aliens and Seditions Act.



I respectfully request the State of Arizona protect my property and my family from fines and redress regarding all unnecessary questions pertaining to the 2010 Census.


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