Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Libertarian Party: R.I.D.

Republicans In Drag, that is. Check out a stalwart of the local outfit, concerning the upcoming "census":
Robert Enders on March 12th, 2010 3:47 pm

The rationale behind the warning letters was that if they increase compliance with the surveys that are being mailed out, then they would in fact save taxpayer money. Fewer census workers would have to be hired if more people fill out the forms that they are sent.

Here’s my attitude towards the matter: If you don’t fill out the form, you shouldn’t get counted. Period. If you can’t be bothered with a simple form, then the federal government doesn’t owe you any services.
Yeah! And if you can't be bothered to show the nice policeman your papers -- and in order, too, to be sure -- you deserve to get shot or tased or whatever.

That's okay, though; he's probably in favor of "decriminalizing medicinal marijuana" or something.


Absolutely Nobama said...

Hold your horses, there!

Not all of us Libertarians are schmucks like that guy.

check me out at

Robert Enders said...

What I left out was that the federal government does not owe you any services even if you do fill out the form.

The purpose of the census is to determine the number of Representatives that each state gets in Congress. Instead it is used to determine earmark spending, as noted in the propaganda used to encourage us to fill out the form.

The only net penalty that I advocate for failure to fill out a census form is that your home state's official population count will be short by the number of people who live in your home.