Statehood Pros And Cons

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Dylan Everyone Deserves a Voice Right now there are 572,059 people living in Washington D.C. They have no representatives in congress and no voice in the presidential election. The state of Wyoming has a population of about 500,000; they have 2 senators and a delegate in the House of Representatives. The right of suffrage is being denied to the citizens of the D.C. area, which is unacceptable in a fair democracy. However, if they are granted statehood the rights they have been denied for so long can finally be restored. The United States government should allow Washington D.C. to become a state because it meets the requirements necessary to apply, a working local government, and its citizens deserve all the rights that statehood provides.…show more content…
However, the people who originally wrote that bill did not intend for the enormous amount of people currently living in it. The constitution plasticity means it can be changed when necessary, those changes are called amendments. This has happened many times before and it would not be a stretch to propose an amendment that would allow a population of nearly 600,000 voting rights in the Senate and the House of…show more content…
are having their constitutional rights being kept from them which is a serious violation of the inalienable rights guaranteed to every American citizen. With the right to vote being the most important right in a free country, having the right taken away due to the complications of bureaucracy and the polarization of our political parties should make any responsible citizen confused or disgusted. Washington D.C. should be granted statehood because it passes all the requirements for it besides approval from corrupt and broken legislative body. However, there is hope, since we are a democracy, know your next congressman’s stance on this debate and maybe we can restore the American way of life to 600,000 silenced citizens. Works Cited Davis Jr., DeWitt. "Washington, D.C. Statehood: A Geographical Analysis." Focus 44.2 (1994): 21. Academic Search Complete. Web. 13 Feb. 2012. Miller, John J. "Hail, New Columbia? (Cover Story)." National Review 53.4 (2001): 24-26. Academic Search Complete. Web. 13 Feb. 2012. Williams, Armstrong. "Move the seat of government to the Internet and then make Washington, D.C., a state." New York Amsterdam News 11 Feb. 2010: 13. Academic Search Complete. Web. 13 Feb.

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