Last week I received notification in the mail that I had been selected to represent voters in Washington's 6th Congressional District to respond to the 2015 Congressional District Census, commissioned by the Republican Party. The flattering impression was that a serious responsibility had been placed upon me.
But the questions posed were filled with accusatory assumptions totally lacking foundations. Such as: Should congressional Republican leaders be "aggressive in forcing the Obama White House to work with them" on various important issues? Do I favor the Republican efforts to strengthen our borders and "fight President Obama's unconstitutional, unilateral decrees in writing new immigration policies?"
The final section of this census was captioned "Certification and Reply." Here I was asked whether the Republican Party can count on me in preparing for the "all-important" 2016 presidential election. And enclose my "most generous contribution" of $25 to $1,000 or other?
Or I could indicate that I cannot send a donation at this time, but that I enclose $15 to help pay for costs of processing my census document! I decided that my most generous contribution would be to save them the costs of processing my response.