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“Taxation Without Representation”: Calls for Absentee Voting for Diaspora Liberians in 2017 & Liberia’s Dual Citizenship Law Heads to Supreme Court to be Declared Unconstitutional

The New Dispensation


  J. K K Peah

Liberia-America Friendship Organization (LIAFO),  an institution fostering U S-Liberia relations and historical friendly ties, through its President, J K K Peah says the exclusion of Liberians living in the Diaspora from voting in their country’s elections can only be described as “taxation without representation” and it is unconstitutional, declaring that as his personal project in the observance of LIAFO’s 14th year of founding in the United States, his organization will take Liberia’s 1972 immigration to the Supreme, calling for its nullification and  that it be declared unconstitutional because it violates articles  2, 3,  4, 28 and 79 (c) of the constitution.

The  LIAFO President also said it is unfair and subjecting of the rights of Liberians living abroad to exclude them from participating in their utmost civil responsibility and inalienable right to take part in the democratic process of their country and exercise their franchise by absentee voting as guaranteed in article 79 (c) of the…

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