Do I or Don't I?

United States
March 22, 2010 4:22pm CST
Let's see...so far there have been oodles of commmercials on television telling us the Census is Coming, the Census is Coming and we must fill it out! (Paul Revere would have been amazed that he didn't have to ride all over the countryside shouting it!). Week before last, we received a letter telling us the Census is Coming, the Census is Coming! and we must fill it out. Last week, the Census Came!along with an warning that life as we know it would end if we didn't fill it out. This week, we got a post card telling us the Census Came, we should have gotten it and should fill it out. However, if we do not know how many people are in our homes, whether they are male or female, whether they are black, white, yellow or red, then we can call our vigilant Census staff. I sent mine back, but now am terribly worried. On the census, which we were to fill out ASAP and get back to the Census Bureau, I lied! It asked who lived in our house as of April 1, 2010. Since I sent everything out BEFORE April 1, 2010, I have no idea how many people will be in the house on that date! Do I turn myself in or wait for them to come and get me? Did you send yours in already? If so, did you answer the questions about how many people live in your house as of April 1, 2010 BEFORE the date has arrived????
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• United States
23 Mar 10
I have mine...have not filled it out yet. I will get around to answering it sooner or later. Or rather I will answer the questions I am legally required to answer according to the constitution.
• United States
23 Mar 10
Hmmmm, did they have census when they wrote the Constitution? Yet another dilemma for Congress to figure out.
• United States
23 Mar 10
On the other hand, IF there was a census when they wrote the Constitution, the good news is, we won't have to fill them out much longer, because all of that old Constitution stuff is being tossed aside!
@laglen (19782)
• United States
23 Mar 10
In Article 1, Section 2, the Constitution includes the phrase: [An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. Congress first met in 1789, and the first national census was held in 1790. http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_cens.html
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Yes, I got mine and, no, I haven't sent it out yet because I honestly don't know who will be living in my house on April 1, 2010. I believe that honesty is the best policy and, since I have no way of knowing this information, I'm going to wait.