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    Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Recently the Senate heard arguments for Washington DC to become the 51st state. Only two members of the Senate heard the arguments. In your opinion do you think Washington DC should become the 51st state in the Union?


    Congress takes up bill to make D.C. the 51st state


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently the Senate heard arguments for Washington DC to become the 51st state. Only two members of the Senate heard the arguments. In your opinion do you think Washington DC should become the 51st state in the Union?
    Sure. Then we can move the capitol somewhere else and name that <Insert Name> DC.

    I nominate BFE Wyoming.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Sure. Then we can move the capitol somewhere else and name that <Insert Name> DC.

    I nominate BFE Wyoming.
    I nominate Death Valley, CA. As part of the deal no air conditioning allowed.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    DC residents are taxed without representation in Congress. The same type of situation, in fact, that started the revolutionary war. I say yes, turn DC into the 51st state so that the 645,000 DC residents actually have representation in their federal government.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Dc is already dysfunctional. No need to further institutionalize that. They aren't worthy of statehood.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently the Senate heard arguments for Washington DC to become the 51st state. Only two members of the Senate heard the arguments. In your opinion do you think Washington DC should become the 51st state in the Union?


    Congress takes up bill to make D.C. the 51st state
    Why is this change necessary?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    DC residents are taxed without representation in Congress. The same type of situation, in fact, that started the revolutionary war. I say yes, turn DC into the 51st state so that the 645,000 DC residents actually have representation in their federal government.
    Then just outlaw residences in the federal district, problem solved.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Why is this change necessary?
    Because residents of DC don't have representation in Congress.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Because residents of DC don't have representation in Congress.
    So? Is Congress going to cease being functional if DC residents don't get to vote for its members?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Then just outlaw residences in the federal district, problem solved.
    How about we not outlaw people from living in certain areas of the country and just make DC a state? Why is that such a big deal to you?

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