No, I can't tell you what brought this on.
To those who push the "you can't trust government" and "the census is evil" mentality (yep, looking at the Tea Party again), thanks. Seriously. You want "a government by the Constitution," well, you oughta actually, you know, read it sometime (here and here). You are making it hard to get the work done (I know you're also all about the "government spending less", you are actually costing the government more because you don't really have a clue as to history or reality).
For my friends in the Tea Party, you need to get this straight and chastise your leaders who have fanned the flames of this stupidity (Bachmann and King to name the most prominent ones). I know you all want to tell me how well thought out and principled the stances are. No, being a part of those causing grief and problems puts you on the losing end of this argument. I don't want to hear about "the fringe." These are your bread and butter people. You want to point out how may people support your cause, then you've got to accept these people as a part of that and that you embrace them into the fold.
So, game over.