Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Article 2 Section 1

And back to the politics.

I'm finding myself ridiculously entertained by the far right, crazy, wingnuts and the hate they have going for the census. Seriously. It's funny. I mean, aside from the reality that the more of them who refuse to fill out their forms the less representation they'll have; every citizen is Constitutionally mandated to participate in the census if polled.

It's the law. It's clearly written in the Constitution and for a group of people who claim to be so loving and respectful of said document you would think they would, you know, do what it fucking says. Always assuming that they've read the thing.

Article 1 Section 2 of the US Constitution is pretty clear on the rules.

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.

So, basically, whatever Congress says is a lawful way to conduct the census is a lawful way to conduct the census and we the people need to shut up about it.

So all of those people who are waving the flag and claiming to be "real Americans," while draping themselves in the false clothes of what they call patriotism while refusing to fill out the census? Yeah, they're criminals.

Which is fine. I mean there are lots of criminals in this nation. I have no problem with someone choosing to commit crime. I have a problem with them whining and lying about it. That needs to stop.

1 comment:

*Michelle* said...

Not to mention idiots. Thanks for this!