News item: In an announcement on Monday Nov. 2, President Obama announced that he was “Banning the Box,” removing the checkbox on federal employment applications in which people are required to disclose their criminal backgrounds. The order known as “ban the box” which describes the actual checkbox on applications that inquires if applicant have ever been convicted of a crime, is intended to help former convicts successfully re-enter into society.
Which leads to verse 65 of the Obama Impeachment song (as if sung by Obama to the tune of “Please release me, let me go”)
Excons, I have banned the box
I need you here to clean their clocks.
My Chicago way still rocks.
Come join me, or I’ll be put in stocks.