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I Want a Congressman

One of the more bizarre aspects of America’s bizarre constitution is that I am represented in congress by zero United States Senators and one non-voting member of the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, even though residents of the District of Columbia have less say over congress than do other American citizens, congress actually has more authority over the colony where we live. Even weirder, essentially everyone agrees that the reason we Districters don’t have congressional representation is just that too many black people live here so Republicans wouldn’t be competitive. This is not, if you think about, a very compelling justification for denying us equal political rights.

At any rate, Orrin G. Hatch, Joe Lieberman, Tom Davis and Eleanor Holmes Norton say we deserve a vote and they’re right, damnit.

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