House Democrats Patronize Blacks By Passing DC Statehood Bill

The District of Columbia is 45% black and 42% white. Of course, the major majority Democrat voting whites like to keep the blacks in their own areas. And now they want to patronize them

House passes DC statehood bill: Here’s how it would work

The Democratic-led House on Friday for the first time passed a bill that would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. While it’s not expected to any further — with Republicans controlling the Senate and the White House — here’s how H.R. 51, The D.C. Statehood Act, as proposed by Democrats, would work:

The new state would be called “Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.” In order to preserve its abbreviated name, D.C. would stand for “Douglass Commonwealth” after Maryland abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

The mayor would become governor and the city council would perform as a legislative assembly. Congress currently serves as a type of overlord over D.C. and can intervene in some of the city’s laws and policies. But the bill would wipe out the role of Congress in D.C.’s affairs.

D.C. residents currently pay taxes but have no voting representation on Capitol Hill. That spawned the city to issue license plates in the mid-1990s which read “Taxation Without Representation.”

The city has no official Senate representation except a “shadow senator,” who isn’t formally recognized by the legislative body. D.C. also has a nonvoting delegate to the House, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). She can do everything in Congress except vote on the House floor.

Wait, I thought Democrats were upset about tiny population states having two Senators? Oh, right, that’s only when the talking points are convenient. Seriously, D.C. has a population of 702,455 residents (which is 702,455 residents too many. No one should actually live there).

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution calls for the creation of a federal district to be the seat of government. The Founders carved D.C. out of two states, Maryland and Virginia, so no single state would have undue influence, hosting the capital.

However, the legislation would carve out a capital city district, a special political subdivision, around the White House, government buildings, the national mall and U.S. Capitol. That would be all that was left of the “District of Columbia.”

There is zero chance of this being taken up by the Senate, and even if Biden wins in 2020 and the Dems are able to get a filibuster proof majority in the Senate to pass it, it would still really be un-Constitutional and would have little chance of making it through the Supreme Court.

Even the liberal The Week is against this.

If admitted to the Union as a state in its own right, Washington or New Columbia or Pronoun City or whatever they could get away with calling it in 2020 would not only be far and away the smallest state in geographical terms; it would have the third lowest population but the highest median household income and unprecedented influence over the workings of the federal government, which it would contain and, in many ways, effectively control. (This ultimately was the reason that Britain was forced to create new devolved parliaments in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, in order to balance out de facto English authority over the center of the kingdom.) It would also be the only state with no rural population. It would be, constitutionally speaking, a freak, an arbitrary creation that would forever alter the meaning of statehood itself.

But, hey, if they really want to do this, let’s move the capital to the central U.S. It would primarily be made up of government and business buildings. The only residences allowed would be for elected officials to live in while working in D.C. Any worker bees for Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court who want to live there will understand that if they call this their home they cannot vote for representation. Heck, if you work directly for Congress you shouldn’t be voting in the first place.

And repeal the 17th Amendment if Dems are so concerned about Senators having undue influence.

But, this is more about patronizing blacks than anything else.

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13 Responses to “House Democrats Patronize Blacks By Passing DC Statehood Bill”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach fires off another smackdown of Black Americans.

    If not favoring statehood for DC, how about revoking statehood for Wyoming where there are fewer Americans than in DC? Senaturd Tom Cotton (Racist-AR) defended Wyoming residents for being “more American” than DC citizens.

    We get it. GOPhers have crafted an alliance of working class whites and conservative christians by frightening them with the loss of their white privileges, all while maintaining the support of their true constituency, the wealthy and corporations. Campaign support for GOPhers in return for tax cuts and deregulation. The promise to voters that they’ll smite Black Americans, brown immigrants, gays, libs, non-christians, the media and intellectuals.

    Anyway, our Constitution is vague on how a territory becomes a state, leaving it up to Congress. So… the Democratic House, Senate and President make the decision, along with the affected citizens. The White People’s Party (GOP) will fight tooth and nail to prevent the addition of two Dem Senators! The GOP has long opposed democracy.

    • Dana says:

      The solution isn’t statehood for the District, but stripping the District of its residential areas and ceding them back to Maryland, as was already done with the portion of the District which used to be in Virginia. Maryland would gain a congressional seat, but the number of senators would remain unchanged.

      But a longer term solution is to devolve the federal government out of the District. Realistically, only the Departments of State and defense need to be physically close to Capitol Hill and the White House. Ship the Department of Agriculture to Iowa, Interior to Wyoming, Commerce to Georgia — if we can’t just eliminate the department in the first place — Veterans’ Affairs to Kentucky, Education to Holman, Northwest Territories, Canada, Energy to Texas and Labor to Michigan.

      With modern communications, we do not need the various federal government departments to be within horseback ride of the White House.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach typed: Seriously, D.C. has a population of 702,455 residents (which is 702,455 residents too many. No one should actually live there).

    Why not? Are you saying the seat of the federal gov’t should only have the White House as the only residence? OK.

    One proposal is to create a DC that includes only the White House and surrounding area (monuments, museums, gov’t buildings) but no households except the WH. Is that OK? Would Virginia then take in the 700,000 citizens living in current DC?

    Or maybe join WV instead, turning it into a Blue State.

    Or allow the citizens of DC decide.

    • formwiz says:

      The seat of government should have Congress and the President.

      Maybe. Before air conditioning, nobody in his right mind lived in DC from may to October.

      Trump has the right idea shipping a lot of bureaucrats out to the areas where the issues are.

      Or maybe join WV instead, turning it into a Blue State.

      Love to see you try it.

      Anywho, I doubt the number of blue states is about to take a big hit.

      Or allow the citizens of DC decide.

      We have this Constitution thingy that controls all that.

      (such ignorance)

    • Dana says:

      The esteemed Mr Dowd hasn’t looked at the map recently:

      Would Virginia then take in the 700,000 citizens living in current DC?

      That has already happened, as the Virginia portions of the original District boundaries were ceded back to Virginia . . . in 1846! The remaining portion of the District is territory ceded by Maryland.

    • Kye says:

      There are no “citizens if D.C.” moron. They are residents of D.C. and citizens of the U.S. We ALL own D.C. not the people who happen to live there. That’s why it’s a District and not a state.

  3. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    C’mon man, what else do ya want?


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