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A CALL TO END THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY AND RESTRICT THE CENSUS BUREAU TO ITS ORIGINAL PURPOSE


We oppose the incredibly intrusive expansion of the U.S. census, the American Community Survey.

This new survey contains 24 pages of intrusive, inappropriate questions concerning matters that are simply none of the governments business, including ones job, income, physical and emotional health, family status, dwelling, and intimate personal habits. The survey questions are both ludicrous and insulting. It goes on and on, mixing inane questions with highly detailed inquiries about ones financial affairs.

The government has no legitimate need for this information, and should not have the power to demand it.

History shows that government often fails to keep information private, and sometimes even uses it in malevolent ways. At the very least the survey will be used to dole out pork, which is reason enough to oppose it.

The census is also a form of corporate welfare, because personal data collected on millions of Americans can be sold to private businesses. This is wrong. Taxpayers should never be forced to subsidize the cost of market research for businesses.

Another problem with the census is its focus on racial classification. When government tells us it wants information to help a given group, it assumes every individual who shares certain physical characteristics has the same interests, or wants the same things from government. This is an inherently racist and offensive assumption. The census, like so many federal policies and programs, inflames racism by encouraging Americans to see themselves as members of racial groups fighting each other for a share of the federal pie.

Americas founders never authorized the federal government to survey the people. More importantly, they never envisioned a nation where the citizens would roll over and submit to every government demand. This new survey is offensive to all who still embody that fundamental American virtue, a healthy distrust of government.

The American Community Survey is outrageous, insulting, and demeaning. It is intolerable to a free people. We insist that Congress end this bureaucratic inquisition now.

We call upon Congress to act immediately to:

1. Stop the American Community Survey.

2. Eliminate all funding for the American Community Survey and the long form, and reduce the Census Bureaus budget accordingly.

3. Restrict the Census Bureau to performing its only Constitutional function: a simple count every ten years.

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  • 21 February 20161000. Mauri S
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 2016999. G W
    State New Jersey Too invasive
  • 02 February 2016998. Abraham F
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016997. Mark C
    State Maine Please stop these surveys and th emoney wasted on them!
  • 14 January 2016996. James S
    State Colorado We need to stop this harrassment now!!!
  • 13 January 2016995. Katie S
    State Texas I got one and I DONT like their questions
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  • 09 January 2016992. Mary T
    State TX Big Brother has went over the line on this one. Enough is enough.
  • 01 January 2016991. Donald F
    State Missouri Congressional District Third VERY intrusive, I will NOT participate!
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  • 21 November 2015984. Robert C
    State Alabama Congressional District Alabama's 5th Congressional District This survey is nothing short of tyrannical. It requests intimate details about one's life which are none of the government's business. It also threatens the force of government if
  • 16 November 2015983. Jennifer K
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    State Texas This is BS and needs to be stopped
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  • 03 November 2015979. Scott S
    State Tennessee Congressional District Eastern District (John Duncan Jr.) The Census was meant to count us. It should end there. There is enough info in the census.
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    State WV Congressional District Gongressman Rahall Survey a bad thing for America. This power grab must be stopped!
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