Filling Out the Census Form Paul Losch's Community Blog, posted by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Apr 2, 2010 at 9:10 am Paul Losch is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
I hope everyone has a Good Friday.
It was not lost on me that the US Census form was due to be sent on on April Fool's Day.
I sent mine in a few days back, no big deal to respond to it. It is part of our Constitution that requires people to do, as I did this past month, every 10 years.
It appears that this cycle has brought out all sorts of "advocates" who are admonishing the people they purport to speak for to not fill out the form.
Libertarians, Illegal Immigrants, and many folks in between.
I think this is a reflection on how the current climate socially is in a state of confusion, acrimony, and a lack of understanding about how there are basic things that made this country as great as it is.
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm
The US Government showed that they really are April Fools by making the census date the week many people are on Spring Break/Holy Week and away from home. A better time would have been late January/early February when schools are in session and the likelihood of everyone being in their permanent homes would cause a lot less confusion.