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June 10, 2012


Birds of a Feather?

One wonders what possible Christian mission and ministry requires the General Convention of the Episcopal Church to advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia.  With a host of internal problems plaguing our aging, declining denomination, sweeping resolutions directing the rest of the world’s behavior seem supremely ridiculous.

Then there’s the Washington Post’s report on the corruption that plagues DC government - not just the federal follies that go on there, but the municipal government that the Episcopal Church thinks should become the 51st state.

But then the recent and continuing fallout from The Episcopal Church’s backroom budget non-process might indicate a real affinity between church bureaucrats and sleazy municipal officials. 


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If you like limited government, you can’t like Statehood for DC. I’d support Independence for Alaska first (as a family friend did).

[1] Posted by Ed the Roman on 6-10-2012 at 08:02 AM · [top]

I support independence for Puerto Rico.  And as for DC, if statehood is desired, return it of Maryland.

[2] Posted by Br. Michael on 6-10-2012 at 08:38 AM · [top]

Some years ago a proposed redrawing of lines included in the District of Columbia only the area that included the Capitol, White House, and the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Memorials - no people given that the President retains residence in one of the states. The rest was retroceded to Maryland.

[3] Posted by TomRightmyer on 6-10-2012 at 11:35 AM · [top]

DC doesn’t need statehood. It already enjoys a unique state in the universe. It is the only place in the universe that is surrounded on all sides by reality.

[4] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 6-10-2012 at 03:10 PM · [top]

I believe that only half of DC is surrounded by reality.  The other half is Maryland, where despite fiscal calamity, the main ‘successes’ of the governor are homosexual ‘marriage’ and the huge new casino!

[5] Posted by GrandpaDino on 6-10-2012 at 08:22 PM · [top]

http://capitolwords.org/date/2009/02/26/S2507-9_district-of-columbia-house-voting-rights-act-of-20/ 

has the record of the Senate debate on retrocession. Baltimore is opposed.

[6] Posted by TomRightmyer on 6-10-2012 at 10:38 PM · [top]

Thanks for that research, Tom!

[7] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 6-11-2012 at 05:48 AM · [top]

“DC doesn’t need statehood. It already enjoys a unique state in the universe. It is the only place in the universe that is surrounded on all sides by reality.”

You’ve never lived in Maryland, I guess.

[8] Posted by Ed the Roman on 6-11-2012 at 07:08 AM · [top]

If you want practical evidence of how dysfunctional DC is, look at Emily Miller’s column in the Washington Times.  She is an Editor who has been working on 2nd Amendment issues, including how disgracefully DC has been treating two Veterans.

Emily Gets Her Gun

[9] Posted by Justin Martyr on 6-11-2012 at 08:33 AM · [top]

NO EXCUSE, especially to treat veterans in this manner.

As for me, I’m hanging onto my Bible and my guns.  wink

[10] Posted by B. Hunter on 6-13-2012 at 03:38 PM · [top]

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