Letter: Census questions infringe on rights

It would behoove all of us to review and study the Constitution and Bill of Rights and be vocal.

Published on February 22, 2018 11:45AM

By now all have received and reviewed the farm census. In reaching Section 7, I did a double-take. Maybe it’s my perception, but please tell me­ what the question, Who was involved in the decisions on this operation, has to do with farming? Likewise their, or anyone’s, ages, their race, or if they were on active military duty.

Just what has this to do with farming?

The same intrusion appeared in the 10-year federal census, as I recall. Questions like the ages of the house occupants, their salaries, how many rooms in the dwelling, etc.

These are over and above and unneeded information for the count of lives.

The more information they can obtain, the more control they can exert, and our rights and liberties are lost.

As Americans governed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, our liberties and rights are guaranteed. Maybe it would behoove all of us to review and study these documents and be vocal and pro-active, as it seems our nation is moving to another path and trampling these rights.

Like you, I have worked hard and long for the land I own and will be vocal and defend the rights and liberties that are guaranteed to the lot of us.

How about you? Will you take a stand and be vocal? Our future depends on it. Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

Ben Franklin said, “A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

Mrs. M. Novak

Yamhill, Ore.


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