Census Workers Are Permitted To Enter Your Home Against Your Wishes

Remember the story the other day about the Las Vegas homeowner who pulled a gun on a census worker who was harassing them? What if I told you that census workers were legally allowed to enter your home?

Well, I guess they are.

Bob Barr:

What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.”

Remember the sign I told listeners I would put up outside of my home to warn census workers they were not on friendly turf?  I think I’ll add a bullet hole to that just to help get my point across.

If you refuse access to your home (whether you’re present or not), you can be fined $500.

Census workers have even started demanding the private cell phone numbers of residents to call and get the information.

My vision must be going … I thought the Third Amendment said no quartering of soldiers, but it’s starting to look like no quartering of any government worker to me.


Posted on May 28, 2010, in Big Government and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Census Workers Are Permitted To Enter Your Home Against Your Wishes.

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