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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.
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    That's what your problem with it is. Of course if the Republicans decided it was worth their time to have an electable candidate....They definitely won't win if they don't try.


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    And why is it necessary that they have representation?
    They're citizens of the United States of America.


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    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?
    Good job, you just proved his point.


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They're citizens of the United States of America.
    and they knew that they weren't going to have representation since 1801, as that's what happens during cession. Its not a shock when someone lives or moves to DC, its common knowledge.

    But for some reason, people have lived there for 200 years, and the population continues to grow.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    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'
    How, by any metric would the US benefit, economically, culturally or otherwise by allowing Puerto Rico in as a state?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    I have another question: whether should Ukraine become 51`st state? Otherwise I do not understand why our government is so much involved into the internal affairs of a distant and alien Slavic country

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    and they knew that they weren't going to have representation since 1801, as that's what happens during cession. Its not a shock when someone lives or moves to DC, its common knowledge.

    But for some reason, people have lived there for 200 years, and the population continues to grow.
    There's a lot of DC residents who don't have the resources to move out, but that's not really the road I want to go down.

    The basic point is that you don't get relegated to less rights than everyone else because of where you live. The whole thing, as we've seen again and again in this thread, is that you can't give people rights and representation because they might vote a way you don't like.


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    How, by any metric would the US benefit, economically, culturally or otherwise by allowing Puerto Rico in as a state?

    Was is your end goal here?
    What's the benefit to allowing New Mexico to stay?


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    What's the benefit to allowing New Mexico to stay?
    New Mexico is an important trade and access route. Travelers going West would have to drive hundreds of miles out of the way if New Mexico was part of Aztlan (greater Mexico).

    The narcotics industry, such an important part of any liberal-Democrat inner city stronghold, would benefit most with much improved distribution speeds with New Mexico as part of Aztlan.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    There's a lot of DC residents who don't have the resources to move out, but that's not really the road I want to go down.

    The basic point is that you don't get relegated to less rights than everyone else because of where you live. The whole thing, as we've seen again and again in this thread, is that you can't give people rights and representation because they might vote a way you don't like.
    The suggestion that DC isn't going to be a state because of a perceived voting pattern was put forth by someone arguing for statehood.

    DC ceased to be a represented location when the existing population's representatives agreed to cession. Its not like we are talking about something new.....this "issue" is freaking 200 years old! If the populace today wants representation, then they should start he process to be re-absorbed by Virginia and Maryland.

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