Democrats PUSH to make DC the 51st State!

Democratic Senator Tom Carper leads the charge on a bill that would give Washington, D.C. statehood on Wednesday.

Carper said in a statement, “This isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue; it’s an American issue because the lack of fair representation for D.C. residents is clearly inconsistent with the values on which this country was founded.” 

If passed, this would mean the District of Columbia would become the 51st state in the United States. This would create an additional two Senate seats and one congressional district.

D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser, called for a vote on the matter before the Capitol riot on January 6. The last time this type of legislation was proposed was in 2013.

She said, “Just like the millions of Americans who voted nationwide and the thousands who organized and voted in Georgia, we are ready to build a more perfect union — one in which all voices are heard, one in which we work together to uplift families in cities, and suburbs, and small towns, and one in which the 712,000 residents of Washington, D.C. have full access to our nation’s democracy.”

Inez F. Stepman wrote an article for The Federalist titled, “The Founders Didn’t Want DC To Be A State, And Neither Does This DC Resident” in 2017.

In a part of her article, she wrote the point as to why the Founding Fathers didn’t grant the Capital of the United States statehood.

“The Founders intended for the capital of the newly created United States to be a neutral ground for co-equal sovereign states to come together to transact the nation’s business. At the time, state governments were much more powerful than they are today, so a worry about placing the capital within a state was that the state might exercise unfair influence or pressure on the federal government. Today, with the expanded powers of the federal government vis-à-vis the states, the inappropriate influence has the potential to go both ways. Granting DC statehood would put the other 50 states (perhaps minus Virginia and Maryland) at a distinct disadvantage when looking to influence federal policy, grants, and regulation.”

https://thefederalist.com/2017/04/24/founders-didnt-want-dc-state-neither-dc-resident/

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6 Comments

  • Cherry
    Posted January 29, 2021 6:24 pm 0Likes

    They can do what ever they want unfortunately the republicans are to weak to fight unless it’s fighting one another that they have no problem with!

  • Cherry
    Posted January 29, 2021 6:28 pm 0Likes

    They Can’t do that. The land Washington DC is on originally belongs to the state of Virginia. Washington DC should just become part of Virginia again it’s their land.

  • Cherry
    Posted January 29, 2021 6:37 pm 0Likes

    These fucktards are going to start a war they can’t win. Lock and load Patriots!

  • Cherry
    Posted January 29, 2021 6:41 pm 0Likes

    Take note of what Elisabeth Warren said:
    “But they don’t have equal representation or full control over their local laws

    • Jana Hayden
      Posted February 6, 2021 7:20 am 0Likes

      Cherry, Thank you for highlighting that. I am from Scottsdale AZ and I am so elated I have my Canadian friends. I cant believe it here in the USA no one even took the time to read presidential executive orders or WE THE PEOPLE. I was searching for this exact way of stating our current situation. Thank you may Canada be blessed it’s set to be 78 degrees today I am a native, and I am so lonely for the Canadian license plates. We miss you Canada! Keystone Pipeline will survive I really have faith Trust the Process! Sit back and get ready to see the Patriots make history! Sending sunshine while we attempt to go up a mountain today and search for snow. I don’t think we will find it

  • Sundown
    Posted January 30, 2021 10:53 pm 0Likes

    There was never supposed to be permanent residency in Washington DC to avoid corruption just like what we see today. It should be non permanent for an ever fluctuating political eb and flow of states representation. Those who wish to vote should be split into several of the surrounding states voter districts or wherever their home state residential address is. This is clearly a political ploy to stack the votes against We The People. These politicians have zero morals and no shame.

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