Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
^ It most definitely is necessary for DC to be a state.
Again, if another nation can have a federal district that isn't a state, and the residents of that district can have elected representation in both houses of the federal government, (and vote for president), why does DC have to be a state to have the same arrangement in this nation?
The laws were changed to give DC a city council, change the laws again. I think there are better options (which I outlined), but DC doesn't have be a state.
Because that would put the federal government physically inside of one of the states.