D.C. Statehood is Bad Policy and Worse Politics

Member Group : Keith Naughton

Democrats took a step forward in their grab for two additional US Senators and one more House member with the passage in the House of the bill turning Washington DC into the 51st state. But lost in all the righteous rhetoric and fever dreams of political power is the political cost this maneuver may exact – not to mention it is bad policy and uses the legitimate grievance of lack of representation by DC residents for temporary partisan gain.

Statehood for Washington DC is the cause celebre of the moment for the activist Left. Stung by their inability to appeal to rural America and utter unwillingness to try, adding DC as a state is their solution. In other words, if the rules don’t work, change the rules. Read more in The Hill.