According to the Constitution, "New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress."
Since the area of DC is comprised entirely of land given by the state of Maryland for the purpose of creating a seat of government, granting statehood looks to be directly in violation of stated Constitutional language.
posted on 12/26/2012 10:57:47 PM PST
(A half-truth is a complete lie)
West Virginia was created from Viginia without consent of its legislature.
"...granting statehood looks to be directly in violation of stated Constitutional language..."
As if that makes any difference anymore.
posted on 12/27/2012 3:32:22 AM PST
(1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
...granting statehood looks to be directly in violation of stated Constitutional language.
True. But, in case you have not noticed: Dear Leader don’t need no steenkin’ Constitution.
posted on 12/27/2012 5:16:36 AM PST
by Bigg Red
(Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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