17 April, 2021

Ugh. No. If You Vote for This, You’re Admitting That You’re Not Qualified To Be In Congress, Because You Don’t Understand 7th Grade Civics

Full House Will Vote to Make Washington D.C. a State Tuesday (breitbart.com)

The founders had very good reasons for this. It’s spelled out in the Constitution and in their writings of the time. Even if you think they’re wrong, the answer isn’t to make D.C. a state, but to merge it back into Maryland and Virginia.

This is beyond stupid.

[T]wenty-two state Attorneys General sent a letter Tuesday to President Joe Biden and Congress arguing Washington, D.C., cannot transition into a state via legislation, but only through the method of a Constitutional amendment.

The primary arguments against D.C. statehood are:

  1. Our nation’s capital was always meant to be unique. The Framers established in the Constitution’s District Clause that the nation’s capital is a federal district, existing beyond the borders or influence of any state.
  2. H.R. 51 is doubly unconstitutional, violating both the plain meaning of the District Clause as well as the necessary implications of the Twenty-Third Amendment.
  3. Even those who support D.C. statehood admit district residents enjoy special benefits due to where they live and would enjoy an outsize influence in Congress.

I no longer understand Democrats. And they clearly don’t understand the United States.

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