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#31 Tip

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 09:06 AM


 

That's the whole point of making DC a state: to give them that representation without an amendment

Can't make DC a state without an Amendment, because DC was created by the Constitution and no mere law can change that fact.
 


They'd be reducing the size of the district, not eliminating it. The size has been reduced before without an amendment


Yep, by returning the land to the State from whence it came.
They are free to do so again.
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Posted 27 April 2021 - 09:16 AM

 

 

That's the whole point of making DC a state: to give them that representation without an amendment

Can't make DC a state without an Amendment, because DC was created by the Constitution and no mere law can change that fact.
 


They'd be reducing the size of the district, not eliminating it. The size has been reduced before without an amendment


Yep, by returning the land to the State from whence it came.
They are free to do so again.

 

Its certainly what they should do, but there is no clear constitutional requirement that that is the only thing they can do


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 04:41 PM

Sadly..... everytime the discussion of Illiinois splitting comes up it all boils down to 1 thing.....
 
If you take Chicago away the rest of the state could not financially survive...... you would have to have a really detailed and very long crooked state line to make it work
 
for instance.......take Chicago away and there isnt enough tax revenue in the entire state at 100% tax rate to pay the welfare in St Clair county (east st louis, cahokia, granite city, madision, etc)
 
you could certainly break off the southern portion if you included St Clair county in the northern state


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