Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.
Stop smearing the integrity of the United States Census, you pesky fearmongerer.
The Census is constitutional and was created by the Founding Fathers.
ARTICLE ONE, SECTION TWO OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION:
“The actual 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.”
“The Census Bureau has even turned down presidential requests. In 1950, President Harry Truman and his family temporarily moved out of the White House while it was being remodeled. The Secret Service, trying to find a safe neighborhood for the president, asked the Census Bureau for information on potential neighbors. The Census Bureau refused, and the Trumans moved into Blair House, the guest quarters for visiting foreign leaders across the street from the White House.”
That was from a news site, not the Census.
Census takers are sworn for life to never disclose census information.
Not even the FBI can take census data. No one can. It is a SURVEY.
I could have done the exact same thing that the BOC did when it generated data for the DHS. Information at a huge geographic level like a ZIP code or a city is public information. Check out American Factfinder…