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Default NO! NO! No statehood for Washington, DC..

That's right..NO statehood for Washington, DC

https://www.foxnews.com/us/washingto...american-flags

1) DC has been kept politics free for a purpose..no need to change now.

2) There is no good reason to allow statehood for them, unless somebody (I wonder who?) wants to bring in a whole new, radical left state.

3) There is no logical reason why just one city shall have 2 US senators.

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In 1790, both Virginia and Maryland donated land to create the District of Columbia..just 10 square miles. George Washington set it up as a district so as to keep it free from political games.

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authority over the District.


The John A. Wilson Building is home to the mayor and the 13 members of the Council of the District of Columbia.
District of Columbia home rule is District of Columbia residents' ability to govern their local affairs. As the federal capital, the constitution grants the United States Congress exclusive jurisdiction over the District in "all cases whatsoever".
At certain times, and presently since 1973, Congress has allowed certain powers of government to be carried out by locally elected officials. However, Congress maintains the power to overturn local laws and exercises greater oversight of the city than exists for any U.S. state. Furthermore, the District's elected government exists at the pleasure of Congress and could theoretically be revoked at any time.
A separate yet related controversy is the District's lack of voting representation in Congress. The city's unique status creates a situation where D.C. residents do not have full control over their local government nor do they have voting representation in the body that has full control.
In 2015, D.C. became a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization.[1]

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James Madison explained the need for a federal district on January 23, 1788, in the Federalist No. 43, arguing that the national capital needed to be distinct from the states, in order to provide for its own maintenance and safety.[2] An attack on the Congress at Philadelphia by a mob of angry soldiers, known as the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783, had emphasized the need for the government to see to its own security.[3] Therefore, the authority to establish a federal capital was provided in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, which states that Congress shall have the power:
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States
The phrase "exclusive legislation in all Cases whatsoever" has been interpreted to mean that Congress is the ultimate authority over the District, thereby limiting local self-government by the city's residents. However, the Founding Fathers envisioned that Congress would devolve some of this power to the local level. For example, Madison stated in the Federalist No. 43 that "a municipal legislature for local purposes, derived from their own suffrages, will of course be allowed them."[2]

History of Washington, DC: https://washington.org/dc-informatio...ton-dc-history

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It's already a "hood."

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It's already a "hood."
It is and worse... very stringent laws that even the capitol can not enforce. Maybe it will work with the masses
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In 86, we drove up to D.C. so our exchange student could visit it, and we decided to leave to come home at 4am, (long drive) well even at that hour there was a prostitute on nearly every corner.
It's probably the most sinful city in this country.

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My opinion of D.C. as a born and bred Washingtonian is;

they need to build a big wall around it and give every other inmate a bottle of whisky and a Highpoint 9mm. Let all the bastids kill each other off.

Kind of like the movie Escape From D.C.!

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California split up than to see DC get statehood

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Governments all, federal, state, county, & city have passed reason in regulating the life of USA citizens. We should call for downsizing all our governments in the USA.

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California split up than to see DC get statehood
California, Wisconsin, Oregon, New York and the state of Washington, would be a good start !

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