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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.
    And with that you smear all on the right with the usual cries of racism and fear of libruls. Nice piece of work, there.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Sure, I guess.

    But why you make a comic book company a state is beyond me.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Why would you bring up illegals?
    And why is it once again that all conservatives in this thread are against statehood?

    I've already offered a great Missouri Compromise with also bringing in Puerto Rico.
    That's what's called thinking out of the box one mentioned, something no one will touch.
    PR's vote overwhelmingly with liberals and democrats---so I'm sure you'd be all for it.

    Puerto Rico, I feel, would be more of a liability than an asset. More Federal aid coming in than jobs and production coming out. Let them stay a territory like the Virgin Islands and Guam.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I want to give Washington DC statehood, therefore I must be anti-gun. I can totally follow that logic.

    Where do you get this crap?
    What gun control ideas do you support? What infringements should be placed on the 2nd Amendment?
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Because they have no representation.
    And why is it necessary that they have representation?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    What gun control ideas do you support?
    None.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    52nd perhaps. Israel is in line in front of them.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    PR's vote overwhelmingly with liberals and democrats---so I'm sure you'd be all for it.

    Puerto Rico, I feel, would be more of a liability than an asset. More Federal aid coming in than jobs and production coming out. Let them stay a territory like the Virgin Islands and Guam.
    By that metric there are a significant numbers of red states who deserve to lose the privilege of being a state and become relegated to territorial status. Just sayin'
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Are you not aware that she is actually a lesbian?
    Actually, I wasn't. Never gave it a thought.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Sure, I guess.

    But why you make a comic book company a state is beyond me.
    Statehood for Marvel!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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