Should we bump all the southern states out of the union because I don't think their voting habits are responsible? Should we just refuse to let those I deem "irresponsible" vote?
If they want more representation, then they should be allowed to vote for senators as part of the socialist state of Maryland.
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Felons, after they have served their time, should be allowed to vote. I once again point out that it is not your right to decide who is and is not "responsible" enough to vote.We don't allow felons to vote because they have made choices so bad they have shown they don't have the capacity to make a responsible vote
How about a different spin: The Fed's use eminent domain and claim a portion of DC's land. Everyone who's unfortunate enough to be affected must live outside of the newly created lines. The land left over is equally distributed to the bordering states. No one in DC proper now can "live" there. No businesses can operate in DC proper - in other words remove any ability for non government workers to live or do business of any kind. Hotels will not operate in this newly drawn area either - hotels must operate outside of the DC lines.
This solves lots of problems - no taxes inside DC so no taxation without representation. No new 51'st state required - DC stays intact albeit smaller. Increase of taxes to the surrounding states as more people and businesses will be moved into them given the new state lines.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.