Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America. Its full name is Washington, the District of Columbia. It was named after George Washington and Christopher Columbus. The White House where the US President lives and both houses of Congress are in Washington. The Supreme Court is located there as well. In elections, Washington, D.C. has three electoral votes, and voted democrat in every single election, making it the only area of the country to do so. DC is not a state, and is not part of any state.
Arguments for statehood Edit
- Its people are underrepresented. Its officials are not even allowed to use their own tax money.
- Who gives a **** if there are 51 states.
- Currently, it is ruled by a mostly negligent and corrupt Congress.
Arguments against statehood Edit
- The Constitution says that their must be a Federal District, where the overall government is set, and the Federal District cannot be part of a state.
- Size of land area
- The 51st state should be Puerto Rico.
- Lobbyists for corporations and ALF-CIO who live in DC will get even more influence in Federal politics than before.
- Contrary to popular belief, CIA headquarters are not in Washington, D.C. They are in Langley, Virginia.
- Contrary to what many people outside the United States believe, New York City is not the capital of the United States.
- Although it did serve as such from 1785-1790.