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House Proceeding 03-12-09 on Mar 12th, 2009 :: 1:54:40 to 1:55:45
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:54:36 to 1:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: a better country and the values of the people are most -- more accurately reflected when everyone has a vote here. i yield to the gentleman. is that your opinion? mr. cummings: i ank the gentleman for yielding. that's my view. and i think about the little kids that every day do what we did when we were little kids. they stand up to a flag and they say, i pledge of

Elijah E. Cummings

1:54:40 to 1:55:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:55:05 to 1:55:25( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america. then you have to ask a question when they find out that they don't have a vote and everyone else has one, well, is this really -- am i really a full citizen, am i participating -- if they find out their mother and father can go out to to the town hall meeting, can go and vote in the election and what

Elijah E. Cummings

1:55:26 to 1:55:45( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: have you yet when they ask mom and dad, well, how did our representative vote, mommy or daddy, their mother says, oh, son, i'm sorry. we don't have a vote. there's absolutely something wrong with that picture. and if -- and so all of this is important. i think it goes to the integrity of the proce.

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