Former President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton speaking in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington stuck his foot all the way in his mouth.
“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon,” said Clinton, referring to voter ID laws meant to discourage voter fraud.
First, we live in a constitutional republic and not a democracy.
Second, “assault weapon” is a made-up term. There’s no such thing.
Third, I’m all for needing a valid ID and answering a few simple questions on a form in order to vote. Here’s some excellent sample questions:
- Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
- Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective?
- Are you an alien illegally in the United States?
Complete the questionnaire, obtain your fed clearance, and you’re all set to cast your ballet. We can do that, and it’s still not harder to vote than to buy a firearm. Excellent idea Bill!