Should Washington D.C. be a state? | The Tylt
Washington D.C. has more people than Wyoming or Vermont, but D.C. residents do not get representation in our system of government. While it's been a long-time fight, the issue recently came back to the surface after D.C. became the epicenter of Trump's strong-armed response to Black Lives Matter protests. The question has largely fallen along partisan lines. Democrats say residents of Washington D.C. deserve the resources and representation that comes with statehood. There should be no taxation without representation. Republicans traditionally argue that D.C. cannot be a state because its status is determined by the constitution. However, in an interview where he said the quiet part loud, President Trump said Republicans would be “very, very stupid” to let D.C. become a state because it would add Democratic legislators to the Senate and Congress.
Should Washington D.C. be a state?
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