One Big Thing: Do you support statehood for Washington D.C.?
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- Nicholas 06/24/2020
If the citizens of Washington DC wish to become a state let them, I think it would be more practical for Washington DC to become part of Maryland. As for constitution just have the federal buildings and mall be the national capital. What would the name be there is already a State of Washington.
- Christopher 06/25/2020
Washington DC needs statehood so that its residents may have representation and also to hinder the militarization of police forces there.
- Roy 07/03/2020
Only huge Gov't people would ask big Gov't city to vote their raises and control...braindead sheeple want DC to be a state...but self afflicted suffering is common among morons
- Susan 06/25/2020
I want statehood for DC. BUT make sure that no one who is in DC representing a state can switch their residency to DC until they NO LONGER REPRESENT THAT OR ANY OTHER STATE.
- Michael 06/25/2020
I have wondered for a long time, why aren't the people that in the District of Columbia should not be granted statehood. Why not?
- Beverly 06/24/2020
I feel that statehood for Washington, D.C. is just another way for Democrats to grab more seats in Congress. Washington, D.C. should stay the way it is.
- Betty 06/24/2020
All should be treated equal- as states
- Jacob 06/24/2020
As of this year, the population of the district of Columbia is already larger than Wyoming’s population. It is unconscionable that we have a population of people who have no representation when, there are fewer people in Wyoming who have three votes of representation. Give DC statehood.
maybe that would cut down on White House influence on the citizenry . Promote true representation in national politics
- Everett 06/24/2020
I beleive DC has the right to Statehood. The people living there have had their say in many situations.
- Susan 06/24/2020
everyone needs to be able to vote their conscience
- Mickie 06/24/2020
All citizens must be able to participate in their government.
- Veronica 06/25/2020
sure, why not & what about Puerto Rico?
- Nicola 06/24/2020
I do support statehood for DC and for Puerto Rico also. The more the merrier. Seriously, diversity makes us so much stronger.
- Chris 06/24/2020
This would be just another liberal state to corrupt the balance of power in the U.S. Senate
- Sharon 06/24/2020
II think the government should be incorporated into some kind of District of Governance . The surrounds could be partitioned into Virginia and Maryland. I realize that is not a simple solution based on what it would require to do the redistricting, but it seems the most logical one. The government therefore would have it's own jurisdiction without encroaching on the taxpayers who live in that huge metropolitan area, and they would have representation! Those who would continue to have their homes in that District of Governance would just have to deal with it and appreciate living in the seat of government.
- Dan 06/24/2020
I think it should remain as is.
- J 06/24/2020
It is past time for the citizens of Washington DC to be represented by voting members of Congress.
- David 06/24/2020
Residents of DC contribute to the national benefit and are impacted by national policy just as everyone. As a community, they contribute more than many states since they have more people. Our Republic was founded on a number of key ideas, including no taxation without representation. This fits DC. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution was written before the nation's capital was a large and thriving community. I can't imagine that the Founding Fathers would take the same position today if they saw the economic and social diversity of so many US citizens in the DC community.
700,000 American citizens - the majority of African heritage - are still deprived of many of the basic rights ‘enjoyed’ in 50 states. It is well past time to ‘invite’ these Americans into their full participation in American democracy - make Washington D.C. the 51st state!