Vote For DC Statehood Tuesday

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Believing Congress can simply vote DC into statehood, Madwoman Pelosi insists the House remains outside constitutional restraints. Any such vote will be a vain exercise, without validity.

The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on whether to make Washington, D.C., a State.

Full House Will Vote to Make Washington D.C. a State Tuesday
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

The danger of what? Letting people vote and giving Americans representation?

Wow. That's really fucking dangerous.

Here's the thing, dummy. If your whole political philosophy is contingent on keeping "Those people" from voting (and that's REALLY what we are talking about here) then that kind of flies in the face of everything you think this country stands for.
 
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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

The danger of what? Letting people vote and giving Americans representation?

Wow. That's really fucking dangerous.

Here's the thing, dummy. If your whole political philosophy is contingent on keeping "Those people" from voting (and that's REALLY what we are talking about here) then that kind of flies in the face of everything you think this country stands for.

No, that's not "what we are talking about here". There's no problem with them voting as part of Maryland.
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder
 

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Guess Nancy forgets about an inert piece of paper- I believe it's the rules for this type "bill"


Biggs’ view is supported by legal scholars, who opposed D.C. statehood’s feasibility without a Constitutional amendment to the 23rd Amendment. The Office of Legal Counsel in 2007 believed it was unconstitutional, the Justice Department under former President Reagan and former President Carter stated the transformation was unconstitutional, and so did Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, when he sat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.


Additionally, twenty-two state Attorneys General sent a letter Tuesday to President Joe Biden and Congress arguing Washington, D.C., cannot transition into a state via legislation, but only through the method of a Constitutional amendment.
The primary arguments against D.C. statehood are:
  1. Our nation’s capital was always meant to be unique. The Framers established in the Constitution’s District Clause that the nation’s capital is a federal district, existing beyond the borders or influence of any state.
  2. H.R. 51 is doubly unconstitutional, violating both the plain meaning of the District Clause as well as the necessary implications of the Twenty-Third Amendment.
  3. Even those who support D.C. statehood admit district residents enjoy special benefits due to where they live and would enjoy an outsize influence in Congress.
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

The danger of what? Letting people vote and giving Americans representation?

Wow. That's really fucking dangerous.

Here's the thing, dummy. If your whole political philosophy is contingent on keeping "Those people" from voting (and that's REALLY what we are talking about here) then that kind of flies in the face of everything you think this country stands for.

More voter suppression from Republicans
 
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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder

What new states? :auiqs.jpg:

Puerto Rico has had several statehood votes. They've rejected it each time. They would be wise to continue their current status.
 

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The Framers established in the Constitution’s District Clause that the nation’s capital is a federal district, existing beyond the borders or influence of any state.

They never defined what that District would be.
That is up to Congress
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

The danger of what? Letting people vote and giving Americans representation?

Wow. That's really fucking dangerous.

Here's the thing, dummy. If your whole political philosophy is contingent on keeping "Those people" from voting (and that's REALLY what we are talking about here) then that kind of flies in the face of everything you think this country stands for.
Well dummy, DC can’t become a state due to constitutional issues. So that’s out. Puerto Rico has rejected becoming a state several times. That pesky thing about paying the taxes that come with that. Here’s the the thing, when you’re ignorant (and you truly are), you tend to spout ridiculous claims with no merit to them.
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder

What new states? :auiqs.jpg:

Puerto Rico has had several statehood votes. They've rejected it each time. They would be wise to continue their current status.
Then what are you worried about?
Let the process play out
 

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Believing Congress can simply vote DC into statehood, Madwoman Pelosi insists the House remains outside constitutional restraints. Any such vote will be a vain exercise, without validity.

The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on whether to make Washington, D.C., a State.

Full House Will Vote to Make Washington D.C. a State Tuesday
Since our nation's capitol can't be a state (per the Constitution), does that mean we can we ship put the Fucktard and Congress off to Dumbfuskistan????
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder

DC votes for Democrats in the 95%+ range. Republicans would have to do a complete 180 and promise to be even more wacko than the Democrats to have a chance. Maybe if they agreed to completely open borders, universal income, universal housing, all whites to be put in concentration camps, heterosexual marriage to be made illegal, taking all white folks’ money and redistributing to African Americans, etc. they may have a chance. Seems counter-productive to me.
 

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This lays the Democrats totalitarian nature and their hunger for power on the table once again, right next to their plan to flood our country with illegal aliens. America last Democrats need to be removed from power. For the people.
 
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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder

What new states? :auiqs.jpg:

Puerto Rico has had several statehood votes. They've rejected it each time. They would be wise to continue their current status.
Then what are you worried about?
Let the process play out

For DC, there is no process short of a constitutional amendment.
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder

What new states? :auiqs.jpg:

Puerto Rico has had several statehood votes. They've rejected it each time. They would be wise to continue their current status.
Then what are you worried about?
Let the process play out

For DC, there is no process short of a constitutional amendment.

Of course there is.
Cut out the National Mall area and declare that the new District of Columbia. Make the rest a state
The District has been downsized in the past
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

Who says Republicans can’t win in those new states

They just have to try harder

DC votes for Democrats in the 95%+ range. Republicans would have to do a complete 180 and promise to be even more wacko than the Democrats to have a chance. Maybe if they agreed to completely open borders, universal income, universal housing, all whites to be put in concentration camps, heterosexual marriage to be made illegal, taking all white folks’ money and redistributing to African Americans, etc. they may have a chance. Seems counter-productive to me.

Why don’t Republicans convince them that they are better off under Republican leadership?

That is the way it is supposed to be done
 

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No, that's not "what we are talking about here". There's no problem with them voting as part of Maryland.

Except they haven't been part of Maryland for decades.

The thing is, DC has more people than Wyoming or Vermont, why shouldn't they have two senators and at least one Congressman?

Puerto Rico has more people than 18 US States... but no representation.

Silly Darkies. Rights are for White people.
 

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Yep, PR will be next. These moves along with changing voting laws will assure democratic rule. Sadly, the majority of Democrats are already too brainwashed to see the danger.

The danger of what? Letting people vote and giving Americans representation?

Wow. That's really fucking dangerous.

Here's the thing, dummy. If your whole political philosophy is contingent on keeping "Those people" from voting (and that's REALLY what we are talking about here) then that kind of flies in the face of everything you think this country stands for.

No, that's not "what we are talking about here". There's no problem with them voting as part of Maryland.
just an attempt to increase their foothold in Congress.

IF both areas become states, Democrats would hope to increase the Senate by 4, and the House by either 2 to 4, depending on how many seats DC be allowed.
 

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I'm in favor of it, as long as they also remove the government out of Washington DC. The federal government needs to be in a neutral town and not part of any state. That's the Constitution.

If we, the people , decide to move the capital to Palm Beach County and designate Mar a Lago as the new executive mansion I'd be cool with the idea.

Or if America decides to build a new capital city in Eastern Kentucky or somewhere else that needs the jobs.
 

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