Originally Posted by suzzer99
Yeah it's not like voting is something trivial like buying an assault rifle.
Neither are trivial. I think some sort of test say on the Constitution would be a better background check. Afterall, that's what we're supposed to be maintaining—not BIG Brother government or the Nanny State. It's bad enough that politicians are bought by lobbyists, but buy votes from the people is just as criminal.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison