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#333231 03/21/2021 3:49 PM
by Greger
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Welcome
to the
ReaderRant RoundTable
for
Spring of 2021


A new political day is dawning...


The political intrigue is thick in DC, as it seems likely the spoken filibuster will return.

Historic shifts in power are underway.
Biden is popular and doing everything right.
The takeover of the postal service is underway...
But problems are brewing at the border! Too many, too fast.
The system isn't ready for them and must continue to turn them back. This is no shining city on the hill, but it might one day be...
President Biden's tumble up the steps of the Numero Uno Aircraft can likely be explained by steep aircraft steps...it's a matter of stair standards and muscle memory...
Cool thing was how he was able to run up those steps at all...!
The tide is turning on the pandemic.
White supremacy is getting the drubbing it deserves after yet another incel goes rogue.

The republican party is in turmoil as its base becomes more extreme.

Donald Trump is gone and the world is a brighter place.

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by perotista
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Manchin is my type of democrat as I'm also more or less a traditionalist. Biden was also once a traditionalist and was elected as a traditionalist Democratic Moderate.

Now on to D.C. The Constitution does mandate a federal district, but only limits its size at 10 square miles. Nothing in the constitution prevents it from being made smaller. In fact the southern portion of D.C. the portion south of the Potomac was returned to the state of Virginia. There’s nothing that would prevent the northern portion, the portion north of the Potomac back to Maryland as there is precedence for this type of move. Although a small portion of D.C. would have to remain a federal district. That could be only a few block area including the White House, the Capital, the SCOTUS building and a few others. No residences, but more or less a small business district.

Returning most of the northern, north of the Potomac portion back to Maryland would give Maryland an extra representative and enable the who reside, live in D.C. would be able to vote for Maryland’s two senators, a voting representative in the house along with giving them state legislatures and senators. This solution has the advantage that has been done before, precedence. Making a city a state hasn’t any precedence. A city, district mandated by the Constitution. Now there is the 23rd Amendment that would probably have to be addressed. D.C. isn’t a territory, it a Constitutional mandated district.

As for polls 55% against D.C. statehood, 29% in favor and 16% don’t give a cat’s meow.

https://www.washingtonian.com/2021/...-statehood-latest-poll-says-not-so-much/

Personally, I’m against D.C. statehood, but am in favor of returning the northern portion back to Maryland except for a small few block area which would remain the federal district. This solution would take politics out of it and give those living, residing in D.C. a vote in all functions of government both state and federally. It also has the advantage of precedence since returning a portion back to the state from whence it came was done before. Although there is the 23rd Amendment that would either have to be addressed or ignored.
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by pondering_it_all
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Depends on what The Trump Party does with their Republicans: Dumping Liz Cheney and censuring Mitt Romney could lead to an independent Real Republican caucus in both House and Senate that might be willing to vote for good stuff the Democrats like too. If the leaders of the Trump Party crap on them I doubt they will be willing to go along with total obstruction. And now that the Democrats hold the edge, they can bring bills to a vote eventually.
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