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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    Classes in Math may be of help:

    Size of Washington DC: 68 sq miles

    Size of Smallest of the 13 colonies Rhode Island: 1212 sq miles.

    So a small urban area---only 5% of the size of the smallest state is in need of full Statehood and two Senators?

    What was that you were saying about equality and fairness?
    Land area had nothing to do with it.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    Classes in Math may be of help:

    Size of Washington DC: 68 sq miles

    Size of Smallest of the 13 colonies Rhode Island: 1212 sq miles.

    So a small urban area---only 5% of the size of the smallest state is in need of full Statehood and two Senators?

    What was that you were saying about equality and fairness?
    Again. It does not matter about size.


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    ^^^^^^

    Says the guy who wants to dismantle the US Constitution.
    I do!?


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm a business owner and I would like to open a school one day, and guess what democratic socialists hate more than anything? I'm not a hack, but someone that opposes an ideology that stands in opposition to me. I have all the reason in the world to want them to stay the hell away from government.
    So your own interests override all other considerations? You'd disenfranchise people because they don't believe as you?
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Land area had nothing to do with it.
    Really?

    So there was no rhyme, reason or logic when the borders of the 13 colonies were drawn?

    Sorry, but size does matter.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    ^^^^^^

    Says the guy who wants to dismantle the US Constitution.
    You don't need to dismantle something that you can actively ignore or misinterpret. Obviously the commerce clause that talks about commerce between listed members includes groups not included in the list. Obviously. Really, just because it doesn't mention business or private citizens doesn't mean they aren't included. I mean obviously its a rule of basic grammar that a list is of no meaning whatsoever.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    Really?

    So there was no rhyme, reason or logic when the borders of the 13 colonies were drawn?

    Sorry, but size does matter.

    Maybe, maybe not. It's irrelevant. Congressman represent people, not land.

    House members are specifically apportioned based on population. All states get 2 Senators regardless of size. If your contention about land area was valid Alaska, with a quarter million less people and 10 times the land area, should have more Senators than Rhode Island. It doesn't.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    So your own interests override all other considerations? You'd disenfranchise people because they don't believe as you?
    I'm not disenfranchising them, but just avoiding their plague from further infecting the country by making them part of Maryland where that infection has already taken hold.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    I'm glad you think a convicted murderer should vote, but most of us don't and that's why most can't
    Not all felons are murderers.

    We as society does get to decide who votes and who doesn't
    In a proper democracy, all adults vote. All adults have a voice. I don't give a flying leap what you and "society" decides. What if the majority of society suddenly decides Republicans are "irresponsible" and should be barred from voting? Is that ok?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You don't need to dismantle something that you can actively ignore or misinterpret. Obviously the commerce clause that talks about commerce between listed members includes groups not included in the list. Obviously. Really, just because it doesn't mention business or private citizens doesn't mean they aren't included. I mean obviously its a rule of basic grammar that a list is of no meaning whatsoever.
    His little gif talks about liberals intent on destroying America while simultaneously planning to ignore the intent of Article I, Section 8.
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