Sep 012015
Mass incarceration is not a new phenomenon

Most people think mass incarceration in the U.S. is a recent thing, having started in the 80s with the war on drugs.  This is a myth.  Although the prison population does seem to suddenly shoot up at 1980,  that’s just the way it is with exponential growth – only the most recent increases are noticeable.  If we focus on […]

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Jul 092015
Incarceration without Representation

Incarceration without Representation is the disenfranchisement of prisoners in a country that otherwise guarantees equal representation to everybody. It has the unfortunate effect of making prisoners valuable to lawmakers and anybody else who has to win an election to stay in office. Incarceration without Representation is the cause of the exponential growth of the U.S. prison population, the escalating […]

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May 312015
This Song Has No Title 13

Everybody knows that the U.S. Constitution requires that a census be taken once every ten years.  Less well known – much less – is the requirement that the census be conducted “by law.” The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every […]

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Nov 142013
Have you had your address canvassed?

A couple of years ago I was doing research for a school paper about the U.S. census. This involved reading a lot of reports of government oversight agencies, such as the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce. I eventually concluded that the Census Bureau is corrupt, and the 2010 census was conducted in bad faith.

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