January 6, 2011 7:44AM

ID Requirements and the Indigent

I've emphasized in the past that a national ID requirement---for travel, for work, whatever the case---would exclude the indigent from rungs on the ladder.

If you don't know the story of the homeless man whose golden radio voice got him a second chance, you should.  But, as the New York Daily News reports, his long-awaited reunion with his mother has been delayed while he proves his identity so he can fly.

A land of freedom doesn't put paperwork requirements between a man on the rebound and a long-awaited reunion with his mother.