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… Haven’t You Folks Gotten the Message [#DC Statehood??]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 1st,2016

.. evidently not …

.. a bill passed by Congress , and signed by the President , controls the admission of a new state , but …

.. the Constitution sets the rules …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. the Nation ‘ s capital is not eligible for admission . Maryland and Virginia ceded land (in the 1790s) for the creation of the District . It is the seat of the Nation ‘ s national government . Congress controls it , via DC home rule (??) …

.. the territory is not allowed to become a state . If it were disestablished , then the land reverts to Maryland and Virginia , not to the status of a territory …


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