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Voting against the Constitution

I'm sad to say that two of my elected officials, people I have cast votes for in past have voted against the United States Constitution.

Despite being a noble attempt to give full congressional representation to the residents of the District of Columbia, H.R. 1905: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 (cloture in Senate) is an piece of legislation that if passed would be unconstitutional... or have Representative Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin and Senator Tim Johnson forgotten that Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution says:

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the people of the several states.

Or worse yet, has the District of Columbia become a state and nobody told me yet?

If you are hell bent on granting representation to DC residents... that's fine, however those supporting it should act within the law by either amending the Constitution, making DC a full state, or having it be annexed by a neighboring state.

Pick one.

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