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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #200 on: June 27, 2020, 05:49:02 PM »

A simple solution is to put all residential areas back in Maryland.  It would probably net them a house district.  Then, only governmental land would be in the federal district and there would be no residents in areas outside of a state.
It might hurt the democrats in the electoral college.
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #201 on: June 28, 2020, 01:12:04 PM »

A simple solution is to put all residential areas back in Maryland.  It would probably net them a house district.  Then, only governmental land would be in the federal district and there would be no residents in areas outside of a state.
It might hurt the democrats in the electoral college.

That's why you admit PR as a state at the same time. DC residents are happy because they get representation as part of Maryland. Republicans are happy that DC doesn't get 2 senators. Democrats are happy because PR's electoral votes replace DC's electoral votes, plus a couple.
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #202 on: June 29, 2020, 01:13:38 AM »

The House is planning to vote on a DC statehood bill next week, even though it's DOA in the Senate...

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878110986/house-democrats-aiming-to-make-a-point-plan-vote-on-d-c-statehood

It passed.

https://wtop.com/congress/2020/06/intense-house-debate-precedes-vote-on-bill-to-make-d-c-51st-state/amp/
It won't pass the senate so they should have waited and hoped that they got a majority and Biden in office until they passed the bill.
...unless there are congresspeople who have an interest in both showing support foe it and seeing it fail in the Senate.
Only democrats voted for the bill.

Now why didn't they do this ten years ago, when they controlled BOTH houses of Congress (*NO* presidential signature required to admit a new state)???

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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #203 on: June 29, 2020, 01:56:11 AM »

The House is planning to vote on a DC statehood bill next week, even though it's DOA in the Senate...

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878110986/house-democrats-aiming-to-make-a-point-plan-vote-on-d-c-statehood

It passed.

https://wtop.com/congress/2020/06/intense-house-debate-precedes-vote-on-bill-to-make-d-c-51st-state/amp/
It won't pass the senate so they should have waited and hoped that they got a majority and Biden in office until they passed the bill.
...unless there are congresspeople who have an interest in both showing support foe it and seeing it fail in the Senate.
Only democrats voted for the bill.

Now why didn't they do this ten years ago, when they controlled BOTH houses of Congress (*NO* presidential signature required to admit a new state)???

 :hmmm:

Mike
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #204 on: June 29, 2020, 02:01:47 AM »

I've always said to future statehood proposals, if you admit PR, admit Guam as well. Guam is staunchly military and right-wing and will balance what PR brings in the Senate, which counts far more than the +2 or +3 net that PR will add to the House.

The Northern Marianas, of which Guam is a part of, will see Guam in the process of full admission and will quickly get over any leftover WWII animus.
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #205 on: June 29, 2020, 08:31:27 AM »

I've always said to future statehood proposals, if you admit PR, admit Guam as well. Guam is staunchly military and right-wing and will balance what PR brings in the Senate, which counts far more than the +2 or +3 net that PR will add to the House.

The Northern Marianas, of which Guam is a part of, will see Guam in the process of full admission and will quickly get over any leftover WWII animus.


Admitting Guam is a terrible idea.  It has a third of the population of Wyoming.  168,000 people.  Its just fine as a territory.

Puerto Rico has 3 million. 
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #206 on: June 29, 2020, 02:30:06 PM »



The House is planning to vote on a DC statehood bill next week, even though it's DOA in the Senate...

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878110986/house-democrats-aiming-to-make-a-point-plan-vote-on-d-c-statehood

It passed.

https://wtop.com/congress/2020/06/intense-house-debate-precedes-vote-on-bill-to-make-d-c-51st-state/amp/

It won't pass the senate so they should have waited and hoped that they got a majority and Biden in office until they passed the bill.

Even if it passed in both houses, that doesn't mean the Supreme Court would rule it constitutional.
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #207 on: June 29, 2020, 02:31:20 PM »



The House is planning to vote on a DC statehood bill next week, even though it's DOA in the Senate...

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878110986/house-democrats-aiming-to-make-a-point-plan-vote-on-d-c-statehood

It passed.

https://wtop.com/congress/2020/06/intense-house-debate-precedes-vote-on-bill-to-make-d-c-51st-state/amp/

It won't pass the senate so they should have waited and hoped that they got a majority and Biden in office until they passed the bill.

Even if it passed in both houses, that doesn't mean the Supreme Court would rule it constitutional.
It should be constitutional if you remove the federal buildings like the white house from the new state, other states have been admitted before and Virginia also already got back their part of DC.
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Re: New design USA flag coming?
« Reply #208 on: June 29, 2020, 06:25:49 PM »



The House is planning to vote on a DC statehood bill next week, even though it's DOA in the Senate...

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878110986/house-democrats-aiming-to-make-a-point-plan-vote-on-d-c-statehood

It passed.

https://wtop.com/congress/2020/06/intense-house-debate-precedes-vote-on-bill-to-make-d-c-51st-state/amp/

It won't pass the senate so they should have waited and hoped that they got a majority and Biden in office until they passed the bill.

Even if it passed in both houses, that doesn't mean the Supreme Court would rule it constitutional.
It should be constitutional if you remove the federal buildings like the white house from the new state, other states have been admitted before and Virginia also already got back their part of DC.

Whether the land goes back to Maryland or becomes a new state, I do think that there should be a federal district, at the very least containing the building at the top of each branch: the capitol, the White House, and the supreme court.  I'd also include other federal lands, such as monuments.  In the case of statehood, I would call the remaining federal district the District of Columbia, and the city of Washington would become the only city in whatever the new state is called.  It should probably be an independent city, since the city and state are conterminous, so there's no need for a county.  It might even make a good experiment for a unified city and state government.  The legislature would act as the city council, and the governor would be the mayor, since there's no land outside the city for them to be concerned with.  They might divide into a few official neighborhoods with a neighborhood council and president if people want someone more local to complain to.  I'm thinking of New York City as a model, but Washington, Newstate may not be big enough to warrant that kind of model.
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