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Topic: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral

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DunkingDan

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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 05:55:42 PM »
Sort of. Yes, making DC a state would require a conditional amendment. But carving down DC to a smaller area and making the rest a state is a different story.

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 05:58:47 PM »
Sort of. Yes, making DC a state would require a conditional amendment. But carving down DC to a smaller area and making the rest a state is a different story.
If that's the case then the land was stolen from other states and they need to sue.  The land was surrendered, to the feds, so that it would be grounds for the capital, not another state.

President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2021, 07:33:35 PM »
congressional vote

DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral congressional vote | Washington Examiner


If DC gets statehood, then let's grant statehood to every small town in America.   The rationale is just as sound.   

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 08:19:48 AM »
No need for a new state.
Just make the territory in DC part of Maryland.
No problem for Dems right?  They are okay with that, right?
No?  Why not?  Oh, it has zero to do with enfranchisement and 100% with 2 additional Senate seats.
Thought so....

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 10:07:22 AM »
No need for a new state.
Just make the territory in DC part of Maryland.
No problem for Dems right?  They are okay with that, right?
No?  Why not?  Oh, it has zero to do with enfranchisement and 100% with 2 additional Senate seats.
Thought so....
Shouldn't they have two additional Senate seats? I thought this was a republic.

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 09:00:28 PM »
If they merge with Maryland, they still have Senate representation via the Maryland Senators, and the population of the state would be roughly on par of that of Tennessee.
So what would be the problem there?  As I said, the Dems are pushing it solely because they'd pick up two additional Senate seats.  Pure political play.

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2021, 09:17:47 PM »
If they merge with Maryland, they still have Senate representation via the Maryland Senators, and the population of the state would be roughly on par of that of Tennessee.
So what would be the problem there?  As I said, the Dems are pushing it solely because they'd pick up two additional Senate seats.  Pure political play.
Why not merge them with Wyoming, a state in need of more people?

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2021, 09:33:49 PM »
Why not merge them with Wyoming, a state in need of more people?
That's nothing but stupid.  Washington DC borders Maryland, so easy to merge.  Wyoming is 1000s of miles away.  Look at the map.  DC borders both Maryland and Virginia, but borders Maryland on three sides and the fourth side that borders Virginia is separated by the Potomac River, a natural barrier / border.




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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2021, 10:05:05 PM »
The land for DC was originally ceded to the federal government by Virginia and Maryland in 1790. After moving through various stages of federal and state approval, the Virginia portion was eventually returned in March 1847. The Maryland portion still constitutes the District of Columbia today,
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: DC statehood requires a constitutional amendment, not a unilateral
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2021, 10:21:22 PM »
Shouldn't they have two additional Senate seats? I thought this was a republic.
Yes, we are a Republic.   So by your own "logic" (and I use the term loosely), every town in the USA should get two additional Senate seats.   I may run for Senate from my town of 21,000.   

 

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