Thursday, May 12, 2016

Clinton Wants DC Statehood, and Two More Democratic Senators

    She already has a lock on the District's three electoral votes, but Hillary Clinton says she wants statehood for the nation's capital.
     Other than giving the Dems two more Senators and an MOC, what's the point ? Oh, that is the point.
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/clinton-i-support-dc-statehood-223097

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Before we do that, lets divide Texas and other red states into multiple states the size of Rhode Island.

Anonymous said...

Upstate New York would like to be given Statehood too.

Would like NY City and Gov Cuomo to be in a separate state from us.

Thank you Ms Hilary.

Anonymous said...

We have wanted statehood for NYC for years but havnt got it.. NYC with its population and liberal politics dosnt sit well with the other parts of the state and never will. The way it is we have no chance for any future only that of the big city. The only real voice we have in the NYS legislature is Addie Russell as the Republicans have no influence at all..

Anonymous said...

Adelaide has no voice anywhere. When she is waiting tables, she isn't allowed to speak. Face it, 7:28, she is a completely submissive NNYer who does whatever the city folks tell her to do.

NY21inMD said...

The point is that D.C. citizens have no voting representation in Congress, the body that rules them (D.C. laws can be overridden by a House Committee). This was the beef of original Tea Party folks in 1773 Boston had with their English overlords. The District of Columbia has a larger population than Wyoming or Vermont and is almost as populated as Alaska or the two Dakotas. Yet they have no say in federal legislation that directly affects them.

A few years ago there was compromise legislation that would have given D.C. voting rights in the House of Representatives in exchange for an additional seat in Republican Utah (which was deserved population-wise). This fell through when an NRA-supported clause was added nullifying D.C's gun control laws.

I don't think D.C. should get two Senators, but they should at least get voting representation in the House, the body that rules them. One solution with merit is allowing D.C. to retrocede to Maryland for its governance and representation, although there are some Constitutional questions about this.

For an entertaining discussion on this issue visit: https://youtu.be/4Z4j2CrJRn4

hermit thrush said...

Other than giving the Dems two more Senators and an MOC, what's the point ?

you would think an opposition to taxation without representation would be something all americans could get behind, but i guess not.

Anonymous said...

No kilmpat, we don't think you DC government types need any more influence than you already have. It's bad enough that you stooges produce nothing while living off the rest of the nation. If the ISIS mooslims were to rid us of DC, it would be a fine day for America. NY21, same message, as it were.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comments. But not one of you has mentioned the reasons DC was not given statehood status or representation in Congress. They were very good reasons, too.

Anybody?...............................

Anonymous said...

7:28,

There is only one reason upstate NY isn't separate from the Rotton Apple. We don't have the spine to stand up and say, "We aren't going to play with you citidiots any more". What would they be able to do about it if we did? Come up here and take our 32 oz. sodas away from us? Un-Constitutional? So what? Nobody else pays any attention to the Constitutional restrictions placed upon them anymore. (except when it suits their purposes) They gonna arm themselves and come up here and put a whuppin' on us? I'd like to see them try it. After the way they have been treated by Albany, I wonder just which side of the fence Remington Arms, Kimber, and Henry would choose to support?

Remember, it was a very small percentage of the population of the colonies who originally stood up and told Great Britain, "You are not going to tell us what to do anymore".