Ever wonder why Prince (or “the artist formerly known as”) was so hyped up about 1999. Everyone has a theory…Y2K bug, end of the world…NAY, I say…NAY! He was excited because it meant that he was that much closer to the 2000 Census.
Yes, much like Big Foot or the beloved Nessie, the Census emerges only every decade to come and count the people in the U.S. And guess what time it is now, boys and girls! That’s right, the mighty Census is rearing its head again, hungry for your information. But don’t worry–it’s confidential. In fact, your personal information on that Census form can’t even be divulged to the big man himself. That’s right, Santa Claus. Oh, and President Obama can’t get it, either. Nope, your information is safe from public (or private, devious) consumption for almost a century…by that time, you’ll most likely be dead or living somewhere else.
So feed the hungry Census in March! And party like it’s 2009…because it’s CENSUS TIME! Yes, that was also the original title to the M.C. Hammer hit, but that’s a story for another time…
Because government information needs to be free…free as the wind blows.
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