If this flies, then the next felony they will go for will be harassing or annoying an elected official, or campaigning against one.
That's already worse than a felony, courtesy of the IRS.
You haven't been paying attention.
I'm serious, those questions have already been asked of applicants, running for office is a no-no, as is teaching young people the Constitution.
I think that you have spotted the same tendency that I have over the last several years. Every misdemeanor is now being elevated to felony status. Possession of a single bullet is a felony, possession of a rifle magazine (even without the rifle) is a felony, etc. All of these felonies then involve revocation of you voting rights and more importantly your rights to own weapons.