Months before 9-11 my local newspaper printed a letter to the editor in which I suggested relocating our nations capital to the heartland for protective and political reasons. The heartland is the demographic center of our nation and would be the easiest to protect.
My wife, the lovely Terabyte here on FR, and I have been joking about moving the nation's capitol to somewhere in the Midwest, maybe where Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska intersect. It's a fun exercise.
I lean toward Kansas and Nebraska if this ever came to reality, but the point is we can relocate the capital. The Constitution only states it cannot exceed 10 miles square.
It would be easy to pick an area in a central state that would offer a great expanse of land for development. Here's another thought. Don't allow residential development within the new capital. Keep the residential developments away from the government structures to further security. They would be like suburbs.
Oh yeah! I forgot another major reason to move the capital. The Democrats have for years pushed the idea of statehood for Washington, DC., and slowly their idea is gaining strength. Moving the capital and returning the land of the present capital to the states, deflates that balloon forever. If the Democrats ever did succeed in statehood for Washington DC, it would soon be followed by other city states like Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, and on, and on, and on.
Now would be the time to enact the move in Congress while the "Red States" have control of Congress. It would take a simple majority vote to make this happen. With the economic gains to be had, even California, Oregon and Washington would join the "Red States".
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