Bill for D.C. rep put on hold

Bill for D.C. rep put on hold

There are 7 comments on the NorthJersey.com story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Bill for D.C. rep put on hold. In it, NorthJersey.com reports that:

A bill to grant the District of Columbia voting membership in the House of Representatives, which seemed like a certainty two weeks ago, was stuck Tuesday in the House, mired down by arguments over guns, school ...

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GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#1 Mar 12, 2009
Good! DC was never meant to be a state-like entity. If those people there want representation, they should petition to have their neighborhoods given back to Maryland.

What they've done is akin to all of those Californians moving to Arizona and Nevada dragging their Socialism with them. As soon as they arrive, they start poisoning society with their PRK spewage and demanding that the laws be changed to accommodate them.
Boomer215

Irvington, NJ

#2 Mar 13, 2009
US Constitution
Article 1, Section 2
"The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States..."

When did the territory/federal district of DC become a State?

“Tu ne cede malis”

Since: Dec 06

Lots of different places

#3 Mar 13, 2009
Boomer215 wrote:
US Constitution
Article 1, Section 2
"The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States..."
When did the territory/federal district of DC become a State?
It has virtually everything to do with political power.

We know DARN WELL that it's the dems which want that to happen, inasmuch that having just two more votes would make much of what the dems put forth two votes greater.

It's nothing more than a subterfuge.
Marty

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Mar 14, 2009
Even if you accept the arguement that there are many, many more people living in D.C. than the Framers envisioned, how can you deny the fact that these same Framers would grant those citizens 2A rights?

GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#5 Mar 14, 2009
Marty wrote:
Even if you accept the arguement that there are many, many more people living in D.C. than the Framers envisioned, how can you deny the fact that these same Framers would grant those citizens 2A rights?
Of course not. The Founders didn't think that the Constitution granted anyone their rights. Those came from God or the Creator (whatever you chose to believe in) as Natural Rights. The Constitution and Bill of Rights simply enumerated a few of those rights.

Unfortunately, that is a very difficult concept for some people to wrap their tiny minds around. They believe that unless it is explicitly spelled out as a "right" (actually, a privilege), it is not allowed. They fail to grasp the concept that, in the USA, unless it is expressly forbidden, it is allowed.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#6 Mar 16, 2009
GPM wrote:
Good! DC was never meant to be a state-like entity. If those people there want representation, they should petition to have their neighborhoods given back to Maryland.
What they've done is akin to all of those Californians moving to Arizona and Nevada dragging their Socialism with them. As soon as they arrive, they start poisoning society with their PRK spewage and demanding that the laws be changed to accommodate them.
The state of Maryland rejected the idea of DC , or parts of it , returning to Maryland .

GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#7 Mar 16, 2009
I guess those Marylanders are smarter than they usually act.

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