This is for Bill Bradbury, State Representative Paul Holvey, Rep Larry Galizio, Representative Mitch Greenlick, and the rest of you kooks who don't think that our elections systems should be secure.
Your argument of "it's the most fundamental right" is simply posturing but let's concede that it is. What about other "fundamental rights?"
"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
To obtain a concealed handgun permit from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, you must:
Be a citizen of the United States of America. If you were not born a citizen of the United States, you must provide proof of citizenship, i.e., a U.S. Passport, Certification of Naturalization, or, if you were born on a military base, a Birth Certificate. If you are a legal resident alien, you must document continuous residency in Marion County for at least six months and declare in writing to the Immigration and Naturalization Service you intention to become a citizen and provide such proof of the written declaration to the sheriff at the time of application for a concealed handgun license;
Any Democrats willing to argue that requiring proof of citizenship is a barrier to obtaining a CHL? Doesn't that keep poor people from being able to adequately defend themselves? Where is the outrage?
C'mon, cite studies about how black people are less likely to have a handgun license but are more likely to be the victim of a crime. Talk about how this is a travesty, that keeping and bearing arms is one of our most sacred rights.
Tell us how societies "most vulnerable" really are the most vulnerable.
Then get back to the voting issue.
But this time talk about how unfair it is that you have to prove you are 18 and an Oregon resident when you register to vote. Tell us how unfair that is. That people are actually required to have a document that proves they live here and are of age. How will people possibly be able to do that? It's just unfair isn't it? How could a poor or elderly person possibly come up with these documents? Woe is us.