"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,.."
which includes this complaint about the British rule
"imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:.."
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws....
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
The former Mayor of D.C. the crackhead Marion Barry was busted and convicted for smoking crack and after getting out of the joint (no pun intended) was again elected as Mayor of D.C. by the people of that city where Congressmen get mugged at night.
Under all of that facade of marble in the D.C. it's third world.
If it were Tommy Chong who was elected Mayor after getting out of the joint after his conviction for manufacturing bongs, I would still would have posted the same thing.
I still don't understand why the G.W. Bush's DOJ went after Tommy ??? It had to be one of the episodes of "That 70's Show" that pissed off some one in the Bush administration. ???
It's obvious you live in a black and white world.
Absolutely not. Washington DC is the seat of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, not a state. No individual was forced to make Washington DC their home, and by making it their home they're doing so with full understanding that it is not a state.
If this is such a huge issue then you slice DC in a rough diagnol, incorporating the top half into Maryland and the bottom half into Virginia. You carve out a small part of the middle with the Capital Building and some other near by things as being "Washington DC" and you disallow any residential space within that portion.
Alternatively, if you don't want to literally incorporate DC into those areas, give the residents of those areas voting rights in Federal elections with said states. So those in the bottom half of that suggested cut in DC would cast votes (and count for census numbers) with regards to Virginia's Senators and Congressman. Those in the top half of the suggested cut would do the same for Maryland's politicians.
This way they DO have representation they've cast votes for in the Congress and Senate, but Washington DC remains a neutral seat of government as opposed to an co-equal state that happens to have the capital within it.
But DC absolutely should not become its own individual state.
Last edited by Zyphlin; 09-18-14 at 09:00 AM.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
People who live in DC do so knowing they are in an area designated for the seat of government for ALL the people and that they are not a state and are not entitled to have federal representatives. If that is a big deal to them, then they can move minutes away to Maryland or Virginia. Washington DC shouldn't even be a city, much less a state.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776