R.I.P. Walter Jones (1943-2019) U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones. Jr. (R-NC), who passed away February 10, didn’t endorse the consistent life ethic (he supported the death penalty, for example). He did, however, challenge the usual left-right political divide through his opposition to both abortion and, in his later years, war. Originally a Democrat, Jones became a Republican partly because of his anti-abortion views. Originally a hawk who voted for the 2003 Iraq War, Jones became a fierce critic of U.S. military interventions abroad. Repenting of his support for the Iraq War, Jones once said “I helped kill 4,000 Americans, and I will go to my grave regretting that.” To atone, he wrote th
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