I really do not understand this. The United States, in 2010, finally made it into the top five on the Human Development Index. This measures the health, income, and education. Norway, New Zealand, and Australia beat the US.
But here we are, in 2013, trying to decide who should have the right to vote. With a certain political party making onerous requirements and limiting the time available for voting.
It is really a weird thing that our society consists of the haves and the have-nots. And the haves are constantly trying to get more and the have-nots are just trying to get anything.