Like 12-year-old boys celebrating their cleverness after writing a dirty word on the chalkboard, GOP state Representatives Al Baldasaro (R-Londonderry) and Andrew Manuse (R-Derry) congratulated Rep. Mike Ball (R-Manchester) on his sassy answer to a Census question that he bragged about on Facebook.
They sent my U.S. Census form back, AGAIN!!! In response to the question: “Please list all dependents at this address” I replied - “12 million illegal immigrants, 3 million crack heads, 42 million unemployable lazy people, 2 million people in over 243 prisons and 535 more in the U.S. House and Senate.” Apparently, this was not an acceptable answer.
For the record, failing to truthfully answer a Census question is a violation of federal law and carries a fine of up to $500 per question. And while Manuse maintains the questions violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge in Texas and a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled otherwise and the Supreme Court declined further appeal.
Of course, as we know, this crew claims the New Hampshire House Committee on Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification has the final say on whether federal laws are constitutional.