Our 51 states

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#4
Don't they deserve some rights? If it was a state it would have the highest per capita income and yet they don't even get to vote for anything that matters.
https://www.rd.com/article/washington-dc-not-state/

It seems a little strange when you think about it—the center of government of the United States is not actually a state. But this was actually something that America’s Founding Fathers decided was imperative when they wrote the Constitution.

In America’s early post-Revolution days, it would see several different temporary centers of government, all of them northern cities like Philadelphia and New York. While drafting the Constitution in 1787, the Founding Fathers decided that the new nation should have a permanent capital. But they were reluctant to give that much power to one single state. So they wrote in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution that “[The Congress shall have Power] To exercise exclusive Legislation…over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may…become the Seat of the Government of the United States.” The article also stated that this 100-mile district would come from land ceded by the states so that the new seat of government would be independent of any state. Check out more facts about U.S. history you didn’t learn in school.

But the location caused more tension between the founders—specifically, northerner Alexander Hamilton and southerner Thomas Jefferson. Hamilton thought having a northern capital would help the north settle outstanding Revolutionary War debts. Jefferson was wary about bankers and economic masterminds—who lived mostly in northern states—having too much control. So, to compromise, George Washington himself chose a location bordering the Potomac River. The northern Maryland and the southern Virginia would be the two states to cede land for this new capital, which was founded in 1790.

So, in short, statehood for D.C. would directly contradict the Constitution. But today, the fact remains that Washington, D.C. is home to around 713,000 Americans who don’t get the perks that come with statehood. For instance, D.C. didn’t have any electoral votes until the passing of the 23rd Constitutional amendment in 1961. The presidential election of 1964 was the first time the residents of D.C. actually had an electoral say in who would end up in their White House. In Congress, D.C. has only a “shadow delegation,” representatives who sit in Congress but cannot vote.

And D.C. residents are keenly aware of this—including D.C.’s congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. In fact, in January 2019, Norton introduced a bill, with record-high support, to potentially grant it statehood. Should the District of Columbia become a state, it would be the 49th most populous state out of 51—it has more residents than both Vermont and wyoming.
 

TheGuesser

EOG Dedicated
#6
Should 100% be the 51st state. If sanity returns to the Country in 2021, I suspect it will be one of the things on the agenda. They should allow the people of DC to vote on any statehood, if they haven't already.
 
#10
Nope, 2 More D seats, a few more D House Members, a few locked in D electoral votes, if we're stupid enough to keep the Electoral system if Biden wins. View attachment 7461811
ROLMFAO.

Glorious. Just like Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland, Chicago and other shithole big cities. The GOP won't win the Senate again in my lifetime. That's what you want. Maybe we can become like Venezuela or North Korea.

What motivates you is scary.
 
#12
They already are a D city. Nothing changing there. This will make it a D State, and the National representation that goes with it.
I'm referring to the country. The areas that have been permanently under Dem control have been trash pits. Want states? How about Illinois and New York? Companies and residents leaving in droves. NY actually turned away Amazon who was looking at locating there. Nice job AOC.
 
#13
I'm referring to the country. The areas that have been permanently under Dem control have been trash pits. Want states? How about Illinois and New York? Companies and residents leaving in droves. NY actually turned away Amazon who was looking at locating there. Nice job AOC.
Yeah, I disagreed with her on that, but it didn't much matter anyway. That was show pony stuff. Instead of building a new facility in LIC, they're are just expanding where they are already in NYC, and bringing in plenty of new people and hiring more people. https://www.forbes.com/sites/martin...ork-even-though-it-scrapped-hq2/#956fd3b695cb
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#14
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