Walter B. Jones, Jr - Only a Chosen Few Americans Should Vote

Cross-posted at the Brock Log.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 4844, The Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006.

The primary provision in this Act is that it requires

`(i) a government-issued, current, and valid photo identification; or

`(ii) in the case of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2010 and each subsequent election for Federal office, a government-issued, current, and valid photo identification for which the individual was required to provide proof of United States citizenship as a condition for the issuance of the identification.

That means that you've got to spend money to vote and that you've got to prove you're an American citizen after 2010 in order to vote. In North Carolina, the fee for a valid identification card is $4 per year, which is $20 for the average  five year driver's license or, at the minimum, $10 for a state identification card.

Then, you run into the proof of citizenship issues. A certificate of birth may or may not be valid. Many older and poor Americans do not have access to their original and certified birth certification and to obtain copies would require knowledge of where they were born and money to purchase the copy. Even then, birth certificates contain no information on legitimacy of parental citizenship and there's legislation that would ban children born in the U.S. of illegal immigrants non-U.S. citizens. Who's to prove (and how?) whether my or your parents are legal citizens? It certainly doesn't say that on my birth certificate. Passports must be valid to be accepted. What other forms of citizenship is there?

Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. voted "YES" on the House Resolution 4844, The Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006. He wants to restrict the poor and the elderly from voting. He wants to create a new poll tax, which has been declared unconstitutional, as has states' Voter ID laws.

Vote "NO" on Walter B. Jones, Jr. in November. Check out Craig Weber. He wants to protect the rights given in our Constitution, not restrict them.

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Jones. Bleh.

I guess he's pandering to the racists and ultra-nationalists in the district who think wealthy white people should run everything.

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Roll call:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll459.xml

Butterfield: No
Price: No
Etheridge: No
Miller: No
McIntire: No
Watt: No

Coble: Yes
Foxx: Yes
Hayes: Yes
McHenry: Yes
Myrick: Yes
Taylor: Yes

No surprises there.

Walter Jones, CHA.

And Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), a leading House critic of the war, indicated yesterday that he would give the hearings a degree of bipartisan cover by attending them when he can.

"Any [hearings] up here that I can get to, I'll attend," said Jones, who voted for the resolution authorizing President Bush to use force in Iraq but has since pressed to bring American troops home. "I wish it was my party, the committees in the House, doing the same thing. The American people want answers."

Jones said he would try to attend the Senate Democratic Policy Committee's (DPC) first planned hearing on Monday, provided he can make the five-hour drive from his district in time.

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I wish, I wish, upon a star...

That Mr. Jones, Jr. honored his father just a tad more...

I wish it was my party, the committees in the House, doing the same thing. The American people want answers.

It was your party until you turned your back on the Democrats (and Daddy Jones, Sr) just to get elected.

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