Mr. President, Come Home With Your Rhetoric | The Fight Back – Reporting from the streets of the District of Columbia
“No other capital city in any country that claims to be a democracy disenfranchises, strips its residents of its capital city (like Brasilia or London) of the right to vote for representatives in their Parliaments. Only the District of Columbia remains a colony.” How could it be that in the “21st century [the] District of Columbia still has the rights that a lot of Americans got in the 18th century under our Constitution?” asked Nader. “[Congress can] control its budget, distort its budget, overrule referenda that the voters of the District have passed, and in a variety of ways make the District taxpayers pay for all kinds of federal expenses.”
It’s true. A lot of people don’t realize that the people who live in The District do not enjoy the same representative democracy that the rest of the nation does. Now that you do you should talk to your Senators and Representatives and ask them to change that. It’s the American thing to do.