statehood

After state Rep. Mike Loychik said the founders never intended D.C. statehood, one tweeter noted that they didn't foresee the invention of the Dorito either.
During a hearing on whether the District of Columbia should become the 51st state, some Republicans failed miserably in arguing against the change.
Will the Golden State soon be gone? It sounds like California dreaming, but voters will now have to choose whether to split their state into three.
"We probably have more patriotic Puerto Ricans than almost any other state."
"The people of D.C. clearly deserve a greater voice in their own affairs."
Until we have statehood in D.C., my basic reproductive rights will continue to be under threat -- with or without HR 7.
The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.