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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    No need to dodge the question now and change the subject.
    No dodge at all--as all can read and decide--fair, balanced and unafraid.
    I believe a companion 52nd state in Puerto Rico would be a fine Missouri Compromise.


    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?
    I don't look at things as you do in terms of race with respect to Black Supremacy.
    I watch all the Cables, such as Krauthammer calling Obama a "narcissist" .
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    I believe your goal is to dismantle the Constitution.
    Obviously you have no tolerance for individual liberties such as the 2nd Amendment.
    Where did the Constitution and 2nd amendment come from?
    FYI, it was an elderly Black Chicagoan who took our anti-CC law to court in Illinois and won.
    He wants CC, rather than OC, so gang-bangers don't know who's carrying.

    If you could break apart the law and the caucus system for Presidential votes, I'm sure you would be all for it.
    GOP states like Florida continue to break GOP rules on primaries by moving their dates ahead of other states ala 2012.
    Florida lost half of their delegates due to this smooth move .
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think that is the best solution. Give Maryland an extra Congressman. Done deal.
    I don't know if they'd get an extra congressman, the number is well set and if DC is included into Maryland, then it should be distributed as nominal. They may end up with an extra congressman, but it's population based.

    Regardless, I just don't think DC deserves to be a State in and of itself. I understand the representation argument, but statehood is a bit too much.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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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.
    Precisely. It's supposed to be a relatively "no where" capital. It's that way by design.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    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.
    How about the right of people to board a plane that is safe from terrorists who infiltrated from Canada on 9/11 ?
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    How about the right of people to board a plane that is safe from terrorists who infiltrated from Canada on 9/11 ?
    You mean the right to be free of any danger? A right declaration like that comes at a pretty high price. Are you sure you want to pay it?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    How about the right of people to board a plane that is safe from terrorists who infiltrated from Canada on 9/11 ?
    There's no right to absolute safety. In fact, in a free State you will not be "safe".
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    There most certainly is in the mind of a vast majority of Americans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    There's no right to absolute safety. In fact, in a free State you will not be "safe".
    Which will continue to leave any administration open for egregious politicking every time there is another terrorist suicide bombing.

    Why should we play by different rules than Putin and ISIL during a time of multiple inherited overlapping administrative wars?

    And what do you think of Rand Paul trying to outflank the neo-cons on ISIL?
    Pretty shameless politics from a so-called Libertarian/isolationist don't you think?

    I'll be looking for your responses about American death due to terrorism from this day forward .
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    There most certainly is in the mind of a vast majority of Americans.



    Which will continue to leave any administration open for egregious politicking every time there is another terrorist suicide bombing.

    Why should we play by different rules than Putin and ISIL during a time of multiple inherited overlapping administrative wars?

    And what do you think of Rand Paul trying to outflank the neo-cons on ISIL?
    Pretty shameless politics from a so-called Libertarian/isolationist don't you think?

    I'll be looking for your responses about American death due to terrorism from this day forward .
    They happen, and while there are reasonable actions the government takes to limit probabilities, it cannot make the probability zero. Not without doing some horrible things which are well worse than some non-zero probability of terrorist attack.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You mean the right to be free of any danger?
    A right declaration like that comes at a pretty high price. Are you sure you want to pay it?
    As long as people like Sen. Graham fear-monger about millions of Americans dying from ISIL WMDs at today's senate hearing,
    you better believe it.

    Obama is fighting multiple wars against the enemy abroad while Senators like Graham and McCain continue to war-monger
    at home for boots on the ground with no speak-back from other GOPs
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