21 April 2007
No To Taxation Without Representation
- Bob Rutledge at 18:39
On Thursday, the US House of Representatives voted to pass the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act (HR 1905), 241-177. The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to meet up with further objections (and probably more obstructions). If, if it passes in the Senate, the Current Occupant has said he will veto it.
Of course he has. For the few of you out there who don't already know, DC is 90% Democratic. The chances of a Republican being elected in DC are about equal to the chances of the CO addressing the nation tomorrow and saying that he has decided to withdraw the majority of US troops from Iraq, that he has accepted Dick Cheney's resignation, and that he will step down effective immediately - and hand the keys to the White House to Nancy Pelosi.
The state of politics in this nation is such that Republicans are willing to deny full representation (meaning a vote in the House) to approximately 550,000 Americans. I seem to recall reading about an event in our history where cries of "No Taxation Without Representation!" played a major role.
How dare they claim any similarity with the Founders.
For more, see the WaPo article.