In his non stop mission to prove that he’s a hack that really just used gun control to springboard himself into Liberal celebrity status, David Hogg Tweeted this.
Washington D.C. needs actual congressional representation.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 5, 2018
First of all, I don’t give a shit about the lack of Congressional representation for DC residents. That’s part of living in DC. You want Congressional representation, move to Maryland or Virginia and commute. It’s not that far.
There is a good and compelling reason for DC not to have statehood.
The Federal Government would be at the mercy of a state.
The State of Columbia would have a National Guard unit that reported to the Governor of Columbia and would permanently surround the Federal Government.
There would be Columbia State Police and law enforcement that took orders from the state goverment of Columbia. There would be municipal workers that took orders from the state government.
The State of Columbia could at any moment shut down the Federal Government by way of exercising state authority over the resources of the state.
How would the Federal Government make sure it wasn’t abused by the State of Columbia? Pork. Lots of pork.
People would run for state government campaigning on how much money they could extract from Federal coffers by extorting Congressmen. Want the road outside of the Congressional offices repaved? The state needs money. Want bums not living in the doorways of the million dollar town homes Congressmen live in while Congress is in session? The state needs money.
Without statehood, all of those resources report directly to the Federal goverment. It’s still corrupt but far less so.
That’s the reason the US Capital was never placed in a state to begin with, our Founding Fathers knew putting the Federal Government at the mercy of a single state was a bad idea.
I have a better idea.
By law, the ONLY person that can claim DC residency is the President of the United States.
All the homes and apartments in DC should be taken by eminent domain and turned into temporary residence for Federal employees.
Everybody else has to move out of DC.
It would be a lot simpler than passing a Constitutional amendment to make DC a state.
It would also go a long way at bursting the DC bubble.
If I have to choose the lesser of two evils, displacing 700,000 people from their homes is not as bad as letting 700,000 people hold the Federal Government hostage.