Friday, March 12, 2010

So, you think the Census is benign?

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:42 AM Permalink

Just a reminder that, when you get that harmless-looking form, that the information you provide could be used in ways you can't even imagine... (or could, if you were me).
In a paper to be presented this weekend, two researchers say an assassination threat against President Franklin Roosevelt during World War II prompted the Census Bureau to compile a list of every person of Japanese descent who lived in or near Washington, D.C.

It is the first known instance in which the Census Bureau has shared an individual's information to help the surveillance efforts of another part of the government in the last 75 years, the researchers say.



At 6:44 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

Yeeees, Michelle Malkin wrote a whole book about it.

Batshit crazy Rep. Bachmann did a whole rant about it.

We are already registered with the Gov't, why do they need the census to target us?


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