Saying NO to the Census (and Government)

Posted May 6th, 2010 by FTL_Ian

If you want the government people to leave you alone you have to stop obeying them. This is a tough thing to do, and it's silly to just jump in the deep end of noncooperation, so saying NO to the census people is a good starter disobedience. Have your video camera or audio recorder handy, and don't be rude or mean. These people are mostly just folks looking for some work; they aren't the government's aggressors. They probably don't realize the money for their checks comes from coercion and fraud. Learn more about withdrawing your consent from the coercive government society at

I think this video makes a great point and/or example.

Repsher 5 years 16 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago

It's so easy to get rapped up in anger over the census/system and take it out on these people when they come knocking on your door. As Ian said, for most these people it's just a job and they more than likely aren't familiar with the system the way we see it. They probably think what they're doing is honorable. This guy seems like a really nice person. I dislike the notion that someone would be nasty to this man or any other person working for the census who demonstrated a certain level of mutual respect. And Of course, turning people against you can only hurt the cause. I hope people have the opportunity to see how Ian handled the situation and act in a similar fashion.

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