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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Maybe, maybe not. It's irrelevant. Congressman represent people, not land.

    House members are specifically apportioned based on population. All states get 2 Senators regardless of size. If your contention about land area was valid Alaska, with a quarter million less people and 10 times the land area, should have more Senators than Rhode Island. It doesn't.
    I understand your thinking---common to all who can't stand the Nation the Founder's set into place.

    By your rational---every city like Washington DC should have its own state and so on.

    I hear the same thing from Leftist talking heads on CNN and MSNBC---we need votes based on the population only (illegal or not, with no ID).
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If it was intended to be a State, they wouldn't have made it a special district. Could you be more blunt about ignoring the Constitution?
    Are you aware that the constitution can be changed through amendments and that has been done many times? Without amendments we wouldn't have a Bill of Rights.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    By your rational---every city like Washington DC should have its own state and so on.
    There are no other cities like Washington DC. DC is literally the only city where the residents residing in it do not belong to a state.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I expect rabid denial, but reading between the lines of some of the responses shows that the opposition is largely due to fear of more representation of Democrats and/or non-whites. There is also the usual knee-jerk opposition to any change.
    Perhaps the OP and many of his advocates are Black Supremacists that know DC is majority Black and very liberal and won't admit the very reason they are wanting statehood is to increase (unfairly) Black Power?
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Well if democrats and republicans alike would stop attacking my freedom I would be more inclined to change my view on the topic.
    Which freedoms are those?

    As a move back to the DC topic, I can only see it with a 52nd state proposed in Puerto Rico also, ala the Missouri Compromise.
    But that assumes a giant leap to a functional House/Senate .
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Perhaps the people opposing the OP are afraid to put up their positivities for the future of the Nation, since they have none.
    Only a Sen. Graham trying to scare the Nation that ISIL will kill millions of Americans.
    No need to tell these GOPs/press any specifics of the "strategy" until after the fact, as with Obama's current "strategy" .
    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    Perhaps the OP and many of his advocates are Black Supremacists that know DC is majority Black and very liberal and won't admit the very reason they are wanting statehood is to increase (unfairly) Black Power?
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Which freedoms are those?
    I could talk about that all day and I assure you that is not something you want to read. Still, how about my right to privacy, my right not to be searched and scanned at the airport, my right to do with my property as I see fit, my right to run my business my way and not be told solutions to problems that the government thinks exists, or how about being forced to withhold my employees income and thus fail to pay them in full for their work as I promised. How about we start there and then perhaps we can talk about the entire list.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    There are no other cities like Washington DC. DC is literally the only city where the residents residing in it do not belong to a state.
    I believe your goal is to dismantle the Constitution. Obviously you have no tolerance for individual liberties such as the 2nd Amendment.

    If you could break apart the law and the caucus system for Presidential votes, I'm sure you would be all for it.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, not at all. DC was to be the seat of the federal government itself, not really a town. But if we want to make it so in order that the residents of DC gain representation then it should just be absorbed into Maryland, it should not become a state unto itself.
    I think that is the best solution. Give Maryland an extra Congressman. Done deal.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Perhaps the people opposing the OP are afraid to put up their positivities for the future of the Nation, since they have none.
    Only a Sen. Graham trying to scare the Nation that ISIL will kill millions of Americans.
    No need to tell these GOPs/press any specifics of the "strategy" until after the fact, as with Obama's current "strategy" .
    No need to dodge the question now and change the subject.


    Do you think the quest for greater Black Supremacy is goal of the DC statehood advocates, just as Sharpton and Jessie are calling for the same demands of Supremacy in Ferguson?
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