My census form

I responded to the 2020 census form. Inspired by this article by Robert Greensdale, I didn’t fill out the form, but sent this letter:

Dear Sirs,

There are two people residing at 206 Clancy Circle, Cary NC 27511.

Pursuant to Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution of the United States of America, that is the only information you are empowered to request.

My name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, relationship and housing tenure have absolutely nothing to with apportioning direct taxes or determining the number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. Therefore, neither the U.S. Congress nor the Census Bureau has the constitutional authority to make that information request a component of the enumeration outlined in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3.

In addition, I cannot be subject to a fine for basing my conduct on the Constitution because that document trumps laws passed by Congress.


Brian Irving

P.S. I resisted the idea of signing the letter In Liberty.

One comment

  1. Most of the people I have talked to agree, just a number and if they come to the door, ask “Do you have a warrant, if not take the Fifth Amendment, tell them to leave your private property and close the door.

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