I posted my own discussion on the Census 2010 before I noticed 2 others already started. In my post, I actually list the questions asked, and I found nothing sinister or inappropriate about any of these questions! Check out my post here at Census 2010 - Nothing Sinister Here Folks!
The questions that were asked were very typical of earlier Census questions throughout the history of the Census forms. They did not ask any questions about income, education, religious or political affiliations, etc. Check out the questions that I posted and make up your own minds for yourselves.
I just read your message on the census and I cannot bring up your post. What did you have to say about the census. It looks like you think that the census questions - there is nothing sinister about them. Is that correct or am I reading it wrong?
I posted the actual Census questions in my post. There was absolutely NOTHING sinister or out of place with the questions that were asked. I think too many people are worked up over much of nothing because of listening to the Internet rumor mills.
I agree Jim. I sent mine back in the first of the week. The 2010 Census, apart from asking what race you are, mainly only asks for you to confirm your mailing address and names of all household members residing at that address. That is nothing more than they have asked the past several censuses.
Call me a right-wing radical conspiracy theorist, but I see more for some, less for others. Under the shortened section of...
What is your race:
-Black/African-Am or Negro
-American Indian or Alaska native
Guamarian or Samoan
Other Pacific Islander
Some other race
And if you go to the Official US Census site, and look at How We Count America, it begins like this:
Before we begin a new chapter in American history, we need to understand who we are right now.
The 2010 Census aims to count all U.S. residents—citizens and non-citizens alike.
I know I should receive 'Hope' about this, but...I have to ask myself WHY, under this 'new' and exciting undertaking, is it necessary specify particular minority races? Roads, Bridges, hospitals, job training, emergency services depend on race? I mean, I'm a Cajun-French, German, with a bit of Basque (and whatever else), but I'm not in it for the money. And what's with these "Non-citizens"? Is that along the same politically-correct lines as "Undocumented worker"rather than Illegal alien?
Obama's next big push this year, before the November elections, will be to legalize and legitimize all illegal aliens in this country to bolster the elections for the Democrats. Wait and see . . . . stay tuned for the rest of the story (as Paul Harvey would say).
Firstly, if I had needed to affix a stamp (like with our tax return) to mail it, in the garbage it would have gone. It didn't, so, I put in one (1) person, my name and age. I bypassed the list of race/ethnic resident choices (including alien status) and filled in "AMERICAN" under the spot for other. My reasoning is that if this was still the country we fought a revolution for, it should NOT matter what color or creed I am, only that I am a natural-born American citizen.