Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taxation Without Representation: My Cup of Tea

From an editorial in today's WSJ
[T]he legislation [that awards DC a seat in the House of Representatives and another to whichever state is most due additional representation] runs afoul of the plain language of the Constitution, which provides that House members shall be chosen "by the People of the several States" and stipulates that the District of Columbia is not a state.
A half million other DC residents may feel differently from me, but I'll gladly live without representation if it means there won't be another Congressman in the back pocket of the special interest groups that just wrote this stimulus package. It's not as if anyone has a gun to his head making him live in DC. I mean, c'mon, no one could do that in DC. We have gun control legislation.

3 comments:

Coach C said...

Can we start a discussion on whether or not it is appropriate for believers to be a part of a secession movement?

Coach C said...

and I'm not talking about sign gifts

Michael said...

Depends on whether it's secession or returning to what was, assuming it was any good.