Stu's 3rd to Last Page: Stu vs Census

By Stu Burguiere

Before I begin, it’s important to note that I am NOT the Census-skeptic on the show. You’ve probably heard me get into arguments with Glenn and Pat about the Census, which invariably end in me being asked why I hate the Constitution so much. While I’m no fan of dealing with the government, the Census, as currently constituted, just doesn’t bother me that much, for a couple of reasons:



1) I already gave the government almost all the information they ask for (and a lot more) on tons of other forms and paperwork.

2) The Census itself is one of the few constitutional things the government does these days.

3) The argument that they can’t ask for anything but the number of people in your house just doesn’t work for me. They’ve been asking the race question since 1790, when a lot of the Founders were still alive, and a guy named George Washington was President. If it was against the vision of the Founders, they probably wouldn’t have been asking it.

But, my willingness to play with the government didn’t end so well.

First, I never received a Census in the mail. Only a letter telling me that I might be fined if I didn’t fill out the form I didn’t receive.

Of course, they’re not really fining a quarter of the population (the 2000 return rate of the Census was only 67%) but I still wanted to cross it off my list so that Census workers wouldn’t be coming to my door every two days.

So, I called and spent 20 minutes (which felt like eternity) talking to a woman who could not understand anything I was saying. I answered all 10 of the Census questions, thanked them and hung up. I felt a swell of pride that

I had done my constitutional duty… or maybe more of a general happiness that I was done dealing with the Census for a decade.

Of course, it can’t be that simple. Shortly after, there was a knock on my door…it was a Census worker. To reiterate, I don’t have any real problem with the Census, or Census workers. But, I was completely annoyed by her telling me that I didn’t fill out the Census, and that I had to fill it out, and that I should do it right now, and that it was my responsibility…etc.

When I told her that I already filled it out over the phone, she said "You can’t fill it out over the phone."

The rest of the conversation went something like this.

Me: "Yes, you can. I did."

Her: "No. I was told that you can’t do it over the phone."

Me: "I got the information from your website."

Her: "Look, it will only take 10 minutes. Can I just come in?"

Me: "No. I’m in the middle of something—which is why I called weeks ago and filled it out over the phone."

Her: "You can’t fill it out over the phone."

Me: "Yes, you can. And, yes, I did."

Her: "Well, fine. I’m just going to keep coming back, so whatever."

I really did start the conversation by being nice, but by the end I was infuriated, especially after I was defending the Census on the air for the past six months. So, I went back to the computer to see if I was crazy…nope. The Census website states:

What if I don’t receive the form?

There are still 2010 Census forms being mailed out, so it is likely that you will receive one in the mail. If you do, please fill it out and mail it back right away. If you want to make sure you are counted, you can pick up a Be Counted form at one of our Questionnaire Assistance Centers. To find the center nearest you, please visit the Take 10 Map. If you have not received a 2010 Census form by April 12, call 1-866-872-6868 and we will either take your information over the phone or send you a form by mail. Rest assured that we are going to make sure you are counted in the 2010 Census. Beginning in May, we will be sending hundreds of thousands of census takers to every neighborhood in the country to count each housing unit that has not returned a census form.

How is it possible that I know more about the Census process than the Census worker? Could I have just filled the form out again? I guess, but then I would have filled it out twice, which might lead to inaccurate results. And what happens if you give the Census false information?

From the Census website:

What if I provide false information?

According to Title 13, Chapter 7, Subtitle 2, anyone who willfully gives an answer that is false could be fined up to $500.

What’s the lesson here?

1) Never defend the government.

2) The fact that something is listed in the Constitution doesn’t mean government can do it competently.

3) Census workers aren’t scared by two killer pugs.

 



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On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

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The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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