Just when you think you’ve seen it all, what with the leftist freaks tearing up our country and the Democrat leaders who allow and encourage it. Now, we see more craziness in our nation’s capital.
On Monday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a number of 51-star American flags to be displayed along Pennsylvania Avenue the day before Flag Day, June 14.
Bowser said that she ordered her team of misfits to hang the 51-star flags “as a reminder to Congress and the nation that the 700,000 tax-paying American citizens living in Washington, D.C. demand to be recognized.”
Isn’t there a law where you can not desecrate the American flag? By creating a flag with 51 stars, isn’t that dishonoring or desecrating the flag? Don’t hold your breath waiting for AG Merrick Garland to investigate. Bowser has a D next to her name so it doesn’t count.
The ignorance of this woman is staggering. Mayor Bowser is talking about the leftist movement to make Washington, DC a state. She doesn’t care about 700,000 tax-paying Americans. She’s pushing the agenda for the Democratic Party, which is a power whore – the party, not Mayor Bowser – because making DC a state would give the Democrats two more Senate seats and at least one congressional seat.
There is a reason why Washington, DC can not ever become a state. It is literally written into the Constitution.
Article I, section 8, clause 17:
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, become the Seat of Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; [emphasis added]
KEY POINTS: The Framers of the Constitution debated this. They wanted the capital to be a neutral place that held no allegiance to any of the states. It has been this way since the Constitution was ratified.
“By Cession of particular states” means “the formal giving up of rights, property, or territory by a state.” Another definition of cession is “a surrender; a giving up; a relinquishment of jurisdiction by a board in favor of another agency.”
This means that the Framers wanted a piece of land where representatives from all states would gather and that this piece of land would never grow beyond 10 square miles, meaning they did not want this land to grow bigger as if it had powers like a state.
They didn’t just pull these things out of the wazoo. They debated them carefully. Each part of the Constitution has meaning and purpose. Bowser never cared much for the Constitution. Only when it suits her purposes.
People who argue for the nation’s capital to become a state are arguing in favor of violating one of the most fundamental cornerstones of our federal government. The same people who a barrage of arguments that the January 6 defendants attacked our democracy by attacking the Capitol building. What’s so different about this? The Democrats want to violate the Constitution by creating a state out of our nation’s capital that will have allegiance only to itself with no deference of cession for the good of all states. Instead of DC relinquishing jurisdiction, they want to give it jurisdiction.
“On Flag Day, we celebrate American ideals, American history, and American liberty. But the very foundation of those ideals, and the basis for our liberty, is representation,” Mayor Bowser said in a statement. “DC’s disenfranchisement is a stain on American democracy – a 220-year-old wrong that demands to be righted.”
Muriel Bowser is a stain on American democracy. She is a moron who needs to read the US Constitution, and then probably have someone explain it to her.
Democrats argue that DC should become a state because it has a population of over 700,000 residents, which is larger than states like Vermont and Wyoming, but those two bodies of land are not the capital of our nation. And if they were, they would not be states.
New York City has a population of 8.38 million people as of 2020. Should we use that as criteria to be a state?
Los Angeles and Chicago both have over 2.5 million people. Houston has 2.3 million and Phoenix has 1.6 million.
So what makes Washington, DC so special that they should be allowed to break the Constitution just so Democrats can gain more power?
The Left argues that all those people do not have a voting member in the House or representation in the Senate. If they read the Constitution, they would learn why.
If the Democrats want to change the US Constitution, they have to do so by going for a Constitutional Amendment. They won’t do that because they know the American people are much smarter than them and they will never go for it.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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