D.C. proves itself unworthy of home rule after evicting Utah National Guard

June 5, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to end D.C. home rule:

“The news that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser forced the eviction of Utah National Guard personnel who flew in to defend the city from rioters today is beyond belief.  These young men and women came to our nation’s capital to protect our federal government resources from Antifa bands determined to wreak destruction.  In her action, Muriel Bowser proved that not only is she unsuited to be Mayor of the federal city, but the entire concept of DC home rule is reckless and no longer relevant.

“Washington, D.C. is a federal district.  The federal government has primacy over its control and in national security issues has absolute supremacy over the District.  While D.C. often complains about not being treated as a state, they consistently prove that they are not even a good city.  It is time for Congress to reconsider D.C.’s home rule, because if the local government actively obstructs the defense of the District, then they have lost their right to govern.”

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