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    Hlinko, Skulnick

    Obviously you correctly cite the reason DC doesn't get representation, but isn't it time to throw out such notions? I lived there for 8 years (bush refugee) and always found it a little insulting that we couldn't have representation in Congress because if we did we'd put a stranglehold on the federal government and bend it to our local will. What nonsense! Websites have more power than the DC government, for gawdsakes. I'm sure that was a legitimate concern back when you needed three days just to ride your horse down from Baltimore, but those concerns are about 200 years out of date. The Pentagon is in Virginia and it seems to be holding up OK.

    An alternative: Carve DC up again. Make a state out of everything but the mall.

    "I didn't have good intelligence!"

    by el fuego on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 01:30:53 PM PDT

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    •  That's a solution I like, keep the hill and white (1+ / 0-)
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      Hlinko

      house autonomous, but allow the rest of the city to become a state.

      It preserves the heart of the intention of DC, but allows for practical application today.

      Obama? '08? Oh yea!

      by Skulnick on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 01:33:46 PM PDT

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