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  •  So you are happy the residents of DC... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...don't get to vote for Senators?

    •  Yes it gives me a sadistic pleasure....c'mon (0+ / 0-)

      Of course I am not happy with it.

      But it's the way our government was formed and I do believe in keeping the District of Columbia independent from any kind of State-level control.

      I would support giving them Senate representation if the Constitution was amended as such, but only if the Amendment recognizes that they couldn't become a state and must remain an independent territory.

      Obama? '08? Oh yea!

      by Skulnick on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 12:19:50 PM PDT

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      •  They operate like a State (0+ / 0-)

        So, they ought to be granted statehood. Your argument makes very little sense.

        "I have not yet begun to fight!" --John Paul Jones, Father of the United States Navy

        by Dave Montoya on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 12:23:21 PM PDT

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        •  Oh they do? How many other states are subjected (0+ / 0-)

          to direct jurisdiction of the US Congress rather than an elected chief executive?

          How many other states are subject to the municipal government of one city and a mayor?

          Face it man, you can argue a case for the District to have Congressional representation fully, but as far as Senate representation things will have to be carefully reworded in the Constitution.

          Oh and for the record, the electoral college does consider them to have two Senators when they grant them 3 electoral votes.

          Obama? '08? Oh yea!

          by Skulnick on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 12:32:13 PM PDT

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          •  What other city (0+ / 0-)

            has to run a DMV? What other city has to run a prison system and has a national guard and certifies teachers? DC has to bear the burden of many state functions. If not statehood, it deserves equal status with all the other states. Make it a special city or something. South Korea has that for Seoul and it works just fine.

            •  Agreed, I am not trying to screw them here I just (0+ / 0-)

              think that there are other ways we could get them Senate representation without jeopardizing the cities neutrality.

              Obama? '08? Oh yea!

              by Skulnick on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 04:10:37 PM PDT

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