Is it against the law to lie on the Census?

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    Just wondering, since some people say they are going to do it.
     
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    It is a government document. I think it is illegal to lie on any of those.



    Many folks are going to protest it, but they will get visits from enumerators. the government is persistent like gum on the bottom of your shoe.
     
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    I lied on the census. I told them I was a person of oriental and eskimo decent. I'm a slant-eyed guy that eats a lot of whale blubber and rubs noses to say I love you.
     
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    Probably.

    Hence, when the good little gubmint toady shows up at my door (I'm passively non-compliant on the matter), I just tell them that this isn't my permanent address and am counted in another state.
     
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    No problem, Dude. I'll just write you in on mine.
     
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    I'm writing in that 18 people live at my residence. I just want to see what happens.
     
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    Your landlord will be pissed
     
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    It is illegal to lie on the census, but how can they prosecute you if the data can only be used for census purposes?
     
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    Bullshit!

    10 years ago, I said I am Irish-American, married to a Leprechan, with fraternal twins---one leprechaun, one not. I further said we owned the bridge we lived under, had 12 pots of gold and 10 rainbows.

    Nobody ever visited me or arrested me, dumbass.

    This year, we no longer own our own bridge and I am reducing the pots of gold and rainbows to reflect our real-life budgetary situation. ;) :D
     
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    I don't think he'll care too much.
     

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