Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
My neighbor just renewed her Permit to Vote. She’s good to go for another five years.
You didn’t know about that? Oh yes, it turns out that voting is not a Right protected by the Constitution, it’s a Privilege given by the government to those who qualify. Applicants must be over 21 years of age, reside in this country legally, take a class at personal expense, demonstrate proper technique before a certified evaluator, show photo ID and submit an application with payment of fees to the County, authorize release of medical data and criminal history . . . it’s fairly involved, requires planning ahead and costs a bit of money. But the permit is necessary to ensure the integrity of the election process which is the foundation of American government, so it’s a common sense voter-control requirement.
Wait, did I say Vote? I meant Carry. Sorry, my bad.
This could lead to all sort of “Vote Safety” legislation