Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Seth takes a closer look at House Democrats voting to admit Washington D.C. as the 51st state while Republicans freak out about everything from voting rights...
"On a strict party-line vote, the measure passed the Reichstag, ummmm, 'House'".
You would rather see the residents of the District of Columbia not have any say in their democracy?
It's possible, and quite excusable, if you don't know that DC used to be larger, but the parts of it that had been expropriated from Virginia were given back in 1846; the actual Federal property in DC should stay with the Feds and the city itself returned to Maryland...everybody has a vote, everybody is somebody, everybody is a star...
DC has a population of around 700,000 people.
Wyoming and Vermont have less.
New York City has over 8,000,000, and has far more right to statehood than the sad-ass DC...
It's a pretty obvious con when a state is split up into North and South in order to get more representatives in the senate. Manhattan could be it's own state and Northern New York another. North and South California?
Republicans fear Democrats doing what they do when they're in power.
The point is, 700,000 US citizens can't vote unless something is done about DC. Even lumping them in with Virginia would at least be something.
The parts of DC which are still extant are on land taken from Maryland; Virginia got theirs back before the Civil War...
Washington DC experiences taxation without representation. It's also missing from rhyming state songs. John Oliver and a group of singing children fix one of...