The video is a commentary by
Jerry Day, a media producer in Burbank, Ca.
Day affirms that the US
Constitution authorizes the government to conduct a census every ten
years to freshly count the U.S. population. He questions,
however, whether the government has any Constitutional authority to do
anything beyond that. He also objected to the
long list of questions being asked by the 2010 Census.
In the video, Day
voiced his concerns questioning where the government received the authority to
conduct surveys every year and what private information can
be requested. Day also said that unless census
takers can show you their constitutional authority that citizens are not
required to open the door for them.
According to the
2010 US Census web site there ten questions which will be asked by
1. How many people were living
or staying in this house, apartment or mobile home on April 1, 2010?
2. Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010
that you did not include in question 1?
(It asks to check boxes that apply)
3. Is the home, apartment or mobile home owned with a mortgage,
owned paid for free and clear, rented or occupied
without payment of
4. What is your telephone number so they can call you incase you
do not understand a question?
5. Provide the first name, middle initial and last name of each
person residing here.
6. Is the first person listed in question 5 male or female?
7. What is that person's age and date of birth?
8. Is this person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin?
(specify race by checking boxes that apply)
9. What is this person's race? (specify race by checking boxes that apply)
10. Does this person sometimes live somewhere else? (check boxes
fathers of the United States used term "enumeration" (meaning
"count") in article 1
section 2 of the U.S. Constitution which allows a census or a population
count to be conducted every 10 years to determine the number of
representatives needed in Congress. The
Constitution mandates the number in the House of Representatives shall not exceed one per
30,000 people residing in each state.
Anyone considering not
answering all the questions on the 2010 Census should consider the
Napolitano, who served on the New Jersey bench of the Superior Court,
March 2, 2010 Fox News broadcast said that "the Supreme Court has never
ruled on the Constitutionality of census questions beyond the counting
of heads but numerous lower federal courts have found it
Constitutional." Judge Napolitano also indicated that those
refusing to submit answers to census questions could be subject to a
$100 fine with a maximum of $5000 with no jail time.