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Letting Barry Voters Have Full Rights

By on 3.14.07 | 12:00PM

As a resident of DC, I have no problem with the fact that we have no full representation in Congress. Thus, I am less than pleased with the decision by the House Oversight Committee to give the DC Representative full voting rights in the House.

This is a city that elected Marion Barry to be mayor, then re-elected him even after it was clear he was a crack-head. And then, after he was no longer mayor, put him back on the City Council. I'm all in favor of equal rights, but let's be smart about it!

What's next? Will Congress pass a law giving all arsonists a blow torch, a can of gasoline, and directions to the nearest building that's not up to fire code?

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