The current controversy about requiring id cards to vote in America has me thinking a bit. On the one hand I think its quite reasonable to expect someone to show proper ID when casting a vote on the other I see the problems that many people have quoted. Why are so few people talking about enabling those without ID's to get them. It seems like a basic right when so many things require ID nowadays. Why did the States trying to implement these laws not engage in a vigorous programme to raise first awareness and also to assist people in procuring the documentation before making them mandatory? I think the reasons do lie in and undercurrent of putting up barriers for the poor to be able to vote. What I don't understand is why there wasn't an outcry for these kinds of programmes instead of the big groundswell of "no can do" that occurred. I know I'm late in this conversation but most of the dialogue that I've seen has been on FB and that's really not the idea place for that kind of discussion.