Feb 12, 2010

The Census Used To Be So Much Better

Back in the 1800's, they knew what they were doing.
Census day was June 1, 1840. Free whites were classified the same way as in the 1830 census; however, those who were considered blind, deaf, dumb, an idiot or insane were noted and these were broken down by gender and age and listed by name.
I think we should go back to counting idiots.

2 comments:

Astolphe said...

Wouldn't it be faster just to count the intelligent people? Surely there can't be that many left...

John said...

Dave,

A story I thought you might be interested in:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/georgia_billboard_campaign_says_abortion_makes_black_children_an_endangered_species/

Not sure if this one would make it all the way to the left coast...