"You're being hostile towards me."
A blood boiling interchange between a US Department of Commerce agent and an individual was captured on video.
June 12, 2014
Ronald Reagan once said that the 9 most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
He had no idea how much more relevant those words would become.
The basic function of the US Census was included in Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution in order to apportion the amount of representatives a certain geographical region would retain in the Congress.
It states: "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States ... according to their respective Numbers ... . 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."
This was solely to count the number of people, that is it.
However, in recent years the census has gone from counting people to demanding answers to questions the state has no business asking.
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The questionnaire, now known as the American Community Survey, asks how many people live with you and their relationship to you, along with their names, ages, gender, and race.
Most creepy of all are the questions about your daily routine. The ACS wants to know where you work, what time you leave for work, how you get to work, how long it takes you to get to work, and how many people travel with you.
While the U.S. Census form contains 10 questions and is sent out every 10 years, the ACS form contains 48 questions and is sent to 250,000 households each month on a rolling basis.
Refusing to answer these questions can result in fines up to $5000.00!
The man in the video below understands the Orwellian nature of these questions and the fact that this guy is just standing in his doorway demanding he answer them. So he resists, peacefully refusing to answer any of them.
The Commerce Agent is creepy indeed. Notice how robotic his questions and responses are, a living breathing government 'drone.'
Thank you Uncorporate Media for submitting this video and refusing to have your symbolic 'state bar-code' tattooed on your forehead by the oligarchs this man represents.
In case you didn't catch it, at the end of the video above, this 'government drone' told this individual that "There is nothing private."
After this video ended the agent lingered on this man's property for the next 2 hours, snooping around his RV and in his back yard.