Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin "Capital." A capitol is a building wherein a legislature sits, not the city where a government is located. And that's irrelevant. You shouldn't merge those states because they have distinct, separate political identities and do not want to be united. Neither Maryland nor D.C. wants retrocession. No, it wouldn't. It would be shoe-horning a distinct political community into another state, and it would violate the clearly-expressed democratic will of the people of the District of Columbia, who have twice voted for statehood. Why is equality so offensive? What's so unfair to the other states? No one's violating their right to statehood. D.C. has more citizens than the State of Wyoming. Are you going to advocate a revocation of Wyoming's statehood on the grounds that it's unfair to the larger states, too? Of course it's not, but "canon" just means "the stuff other stuff is based on," that's all. It's a meaningless statement.