Walter Jones and the Road Not Taken

The late antiwar conservative congressman showed what might have been for the post-Bush GOP.

By W. James Antle IIIFebruary 12, 2019

Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Walter Jones traveled a path familiar to many of his countrymen. After the slaughter of thousands of Americans in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Republican congressman from North Carolina wanted to fight back. Representing a military-heavy district, he knew the bravery and patriotism of our men and women in uniform.


[Editor’s note:  He will be missed!/sc]

Additional info here via Armstrong Economics:

I wanted to write an obituary for a friend who I would go down to Capitol Hill to see — Walter Jones. He was a Republican but someone who would vote based upon what he believed was right and not simply because of party politics. Walter died and it was really a great loss. He would cross the aisle and often work with Democrats, and as a result, he won their respect. The same could not be said of some of the Republicans like Boehner.


updated 3/1/19 post from Ron Paul Institute

updated 3/3/19 another post from The American Conservative

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