Friday, March 23, 2012

2012 Congressional District Census

Today, my mom came in the house telling me that I had received political mail. It turns ou that is was the 2012 Congressional District Census. I found this a little odd, considering that I'm only 16 and can't even vote yet. However, that is beside the point.

One of the things that bothered me is that I couldn't fully express my views in the census because the question were multiple answer where you could basically chose "republican" or "democrat". even though those weren't the exact words they used, I think you get the idea.

With this in mind, I decided to write a blog post with MY answers to some of the questions.

Section I

1. Do you generally identify yourself as a:

2. Do you traditionally vote in all elections?
I'm 16!

Section II - General Issues

3. Which political party do you feel is best able to hand each of the following issues? (Then followed list of issues from the environment to reducing federal deficit, from which you could pick the republican or democratic party)
Neither of them. The democratic party is communist, and the republican party is now what the democrats used to be.

Section III - Domestic Issues

2. Which...factors do you feel is most adversely affecting the economy in your area?
Severe government regulations and burdensome taxes. Some other options are loss of jobs and instability in the stock and real estate market. All of these are just products of the root causes of regulations and taxes which both severely penalize businesses.

5. How concerned are you that our federal debt - presently over 15 trillion - will seriously jeopardize our nations economic security for future generations?
Duh? Do you think I'm not concerned? This is also just a symptom of too many regulations and bureaucracies.

8 Do you support repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with something that will address the high cost of health care while maintaining the quality of care?
They cornered me here. While I am in favor of repealing ObamaCare, I don't think that we should replace it. We should just dump it and get the government out of the area of health care.

9. Do you support a federal coucher system enabling parents to choose which school their child can attend?
My answer to this one is practically the same as the last one. Get the federal government out of education. ALL THE WAY OUT.

Section IV - National Defense

2. Do you support America continuing to take the lead role in the fight to wipe out terrorism worldwide?
Nope. The war's purposes are too vague, meaning that it will never end. How can you fight a war against undercover organizations? It's too costly.

4. Should the US actively support democracy in the Middle East and throughout the world?
This is a trick question. What they really mean is "should the US have permanent military installations inside countries?" Nope.
However, we should support democracy throughout the world. But we need to do this by example. What country would look at the US and say that they would style themselves after us? We have a 15 trillion dollar deficit and a crumbling economy after only about 250 years. None. We need to remove the log from our own eye before forcefully taking the splinter out of our neighbors.

That's about all I have for now. Comment away!


  1. These are the census questions? Remind me never to take it.

    I can't help but agree with each of your answers - you make far more good points than...well...any politician of this day and age, I guess. Can't help but wonder why they mailed you this.

  2. Supposedly, they mailed it to me because I'm involved in politics and hold strong views (that's what the letter said). The odd part is that if they knew that, how did they NOT know that I'm under 18?

    I'm still not sure why they sent it to me. I doubt they will count it when they read that I'm 16.

  3. Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him, out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others.

  4. ^ Said by Thomas Paine. I like it!


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