Representative Bachman is also the legislator that announced she would not be answering any Census questions other than number of people in her household. Honestly, this is the type of civil disobedience I would love to see the Tea Party movement support. There is no reason for the government to know anything more than the size of the population. Think about it. The only reason for any of the of other stats are purely political. Some of them might be interesting, but not necessary. No, politicians want to know what group to pander to next, and which Balkanized groups they can exploit further. Interestingly, the Census doesn't seem to ask about citizenship, as though that doesn't matter.
However, according to the Census website, the data, "... are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year." And yet they don't ask about citizenship??!! So illegals get to be counted and their numbers will aid in determining our Congressional distribution as well as disbursement of federal funds. That must completely fly in the face of sovereignty and our Constitutional rights as citizens and legal immigrants. I'm with Rep. Bachman on this one, and I think everyone should think about how they will be answering those Census questions come 2010.