Friday, April 30, 2021

DC Statehood

The Democrats want to make DC a State.  But Art. I, sec. 8 provides:

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress,

If DC becomes a State, its legislature would have that authority and Congress would not have exclusive legislative authority.  I think they will need to amend the Constitution, and no Republican State is going to guarantee two more Democratic Senators.


  1. Joe Manchin Just Says “NO” To D.C. Statehood Legislation

  2. In the spirit of the Missouri Compromise, if DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, Samoa, Northern Marianas and Johnston Atoll all become states, Alaska can become two states and Texas can become six states.

  3. I always say that the correct way to deal with this is to give the land back to the State(s) (I've heard it would work best to give it to just one state). 'DC' should be just the Federal properties - nothing residential or business. The only 'residents' in DC should be POTUS & VPOTUS (and families).