DC incapable of self-governance as a city, let alone as a state

Fairfax, Va. – Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, issued the following statement in reaction to the news that the US House of Representatives will vote on DC statehood on Tuesday, April 20.

“After years of failed leadership, Washington, DC has proven itself incapable of self-goverance as a city, let alone as a  state. If Congress wants to make the primarily residential portions of DC part of a state, they should cede the land back to Maryland.  It is the only practical solution and would mirror what was done in the 1840s when Alexandria was given back to the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

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