Re: Where was Earth's Leader?
^ If the district was decreased in size such that it consisted of only the National Mall, comprising the actual apparatus of government, the rest of it could become a new state. (Not 'retrogressed' back to an existing state, none of which would want it.) Thus the federal government would still be on its own land, but residents would have full representation due to their actually being part of a state.
Remember, DC was never intended to have residents.
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