The political diversity of America is at serious risk as progressive forces seek to turn our nation into a one-party state — not unlike the Communist Party that savaged Russia and its dominions in the last century. The agenda is as plain as day: pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices and grant statehood to the District of Columbia, giving the Democratic Party two new Senators.
As Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA] told Fox News: “This is nothing more than an unconstitutional power grab by Democrats to gain two ultra-progressive D.C. Senate seats and force radical far left policies on the American people.”
The Supreme Court and Congress: it’s a one-two punch that would give the progressive elements in Washington a knockout win. What’s next – giving the horde of illegal immigrants voting privileges as they cross our southern border in droves? They’d love it if they could.
Washington D.C. was established in 1790 to be the capital of the United States. History.com notes that: “The U.S. Constitution (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17) instructed that the seat of government be a ‘District (not exceeding ten miles square)’ over which Congress would ‘exercise exclusive legislation.’ James Madison spelled out the reason for the arrangement, explaining that maintaining an isolated district would prevent any state from holding too much power by being home to the national government.”
So, why the sudden urge to make D.C. our 51st state. It’s been 60 years since the 23rd Amendment granted residents of the District the right to vote in presidential elections. And, in the ensuing 15 elections they’ve overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic ticket.
Since the 23rd Amendment was ratified, 60 years ago, D.C. residents have voted in 15 presidential elections. In all 15 elections, D.C.’s three electoral votes have gone to the Democratic nominee. Political commentator Patrick Buchanan pointed out in a recent article that “Even in the 49-state Nixon and Reagan landslides of 1972 and 1984, D.C. went four- and five-to-one Democratic. In eight presidential elections since 1990, the GOP nominee has failed to win 10 percent of the D.C. vote.” Thus, making it a state would ensure the election of two Democratic Senators in perpetuity.
We have a 50-50 Senate now; imagine the damage to our way of life if there were two more leftist Democrats to deal with. Thank goodness, this time around, for Joe Manchin who is perhaps one of the last of his kind — a right minded, rational thinker who does not mindlessly toe the party line. The Senator from West Virginia thinks for himself and Mr. Manchin was quick to state his position soon after the House passed D.C. statehood legislation last month. He didn’t waste time to let his fellow Democrats in the Senate know that he is not likely to be voting in favor of statehood, noting that “If Congress wants to make DC a state, it should propose a constitutional amendment. Let the people of America vote.”
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