DC residents should have full voting rights as citizens
A U.S. Appeals Court reaffirmed the right of Washington, D.C., residents to have handguns in their homes by overturning a ban on handguns. I agree.
My concern is that while it is a correct decision, it leaves unanswered the fact that a court decision, though correct, impacts the people of a region that has no U.S.senators who can vote to approve a President's court nominees.
Although D.C. residents can vote for President, they lack the ability of people of Alaska(with less people) to have senators to represent them on these kind of issues. A common argument is that the people of D..C. can always move. Well, couldn't that have been an argument used against Thomas Jefferson, John and Sam Adams plus others who decried "taxation without representation?" Should they have just moved back to England?
That a few hundred thousand people, with lower than average social-economic status, can have full voting rights is no danger to 300 million Americans.
Remember, the power players in D.C. don't live in D.C.; they live in Maryland and northern Virginia.