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Census worker says ‘Constitution is stupid’

WND-20-YearsJune 19, 2000: When Michigan resident Kim Carey refused to answer questions about her neighbor posed by a Census Bureau employee making follow-up visits, she cited her belief that the questions are “unconstitutional,” to which the enumerator retorted, “The Constitution is stupid.”

“I was appalled at his belligerence. I felt as if I were under attack,” Carey told WND. “It’s sad and scary that an apparently educated young American representing our government could show such contempt for our Constitution. Think of the countless men who died defending those ideals. It’s sick.”

An official apologized for the employee’s actions, noting the majority of census workers are “there for the money.”

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