Once upon a time, in America, there was a person who wanted something very badly. This person held solid conservative values. She believed in hard work. She believed in family. She believed in the church and service to her community.
But this thing this person wanted, it turns out, wasn’t so easy to get. Everyone in her community agreed she should have it; it was the perfect fit for her sensibility.
She discovered, when she tried to get this thing, that she had to have a criminal history background check. After that, a child abuse background check. Then, once she cleared those, she needed to be finger printed and those fingerprints registered with the FBI.
So what was this thing that required such a thorough investigation of her background, her character and the assurance of future identification just in case?
Was it purchasing a gun?
Oh, this is America, people. Of course not.
This person wanted to work in the Children’s Section of her local library.