Dec 7th, 2006 by ravi
Saving the bathwater

This is a good one! Utah wants additional Congressional representation due to its growing population and the GOP is trying to hasten the addition of the seat by promising representation for the people of Washington D.C who have no representation in Congress. But some no likey the idea of DC residents getting representation. Why you ask?

Utah, Using Olive Branch, Tries to Add Seat in House – New York Times

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One Republican who voted no, Representative Julie Fisher, noted the state’s rapid population growth and expectations for the next census.

“We will get our seat anyway in 2010,” Ms. Fisher said, “without selling short our nation’s most revered document.”

There you have it. The idea of democracy and representation (no taxation without representation) would be, you know, selling the constitution short.

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