04 February 2010


It's amazing to me how politically naive some people can be. On the one hand, you have Hispanic churches telling their constituents not to fill out the census, so as to show how politically important they are to governors and Senators and things, not realizing that failing to fill out the census will deprive their very neighborhoods of Congressional representation in favor of places with less population who want to ship them all out. On the other hand, you have Michelle Bachmann saying that those who fill out the census will get sent to internment camps, and so her constituents shouldn't fill it out either, despite the fact that it would (if carried out by a large number of her constituents) cause the end of her career.

Granted, the Bachmann reason is far more insane (and far worse for her political goals), but I still do not understand how people can be so silly over the census.

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