The Transylvania Times -

His Own Man


July 24, 2017

In these days of hyper-partisanship it seems as if politicians are overly reluctant to be independent, to break ranks with their party. While voting along party lines due to a general agreement about government philosophy is reasonable, legislators’ first priority is to represent the people who elected them.

One such congressman who seems to put his constituents first and party second is Walter Jones, a Republican who represents the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area of North Carolina.

Several times in the past few years Jones has been either the sole Republican or one of a handful who have v...

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