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#1 But they don't want that - this is just a power grab in the guise of "equality".
Posted by gromky 2009-02-25 06:51||
#2 "Only states may be represented in the House of Representatives," said Senator Jon Kyl
Correct. The other solution is, of course, to give the District back to Maryland.
I've suggested that for a long time. (The idiots in the Clown College can't see it though.)
Posted by DMFD 2009-02-25 20:20||
#8 requires a constitutional amendment IIUC, otherwise they'd a done it before now. They know the states won't vote to dilute their own power
Posted by Frank G 2009-02-25 20:26||
#9 Frank, strictly speaking it takes a Constitutional amendment to give them a voting representative in the House, too. The constitution specifically says that the representatives come from the states. The District of Columbia is not a state.
Of course, with the Dems in control of both houses and the White House, it will be a slam dunk to pass. I wonder if the Supreme Court will have the balls to overturn it.