I am a vocal proponent of DC's retrocession into Maryland. It's the easiest and most Constitutional way to achieve representation in both chambers of Congress. Retrocession into Maryland will also mean an end to Congress's stranglehold on the city laws and budget. This post on AMERICAblog illustrates the drastic need for DC to seperate itself from a political party that has a deep-seeded hatred for gays trying to become and/or raise a family. The Dems taking back Congress was nice, but it obviously isn't enough. As long as our budget and laws are tied to fundamentalist voters in flyover states, DC will never be able to thrive. One vote in the House (with an extra vote in Utah to cancel it out, as if democracy were designed to achieve a 50-50 representation instead of the will of the people) is not enough.
Sometimes I wonder why we aren't rioting in the streets. Perhaps the only civil right I value more than representation is the right to start a family. That right is as old as humanity. Many Wasingtonians are having it taken away. This is a disgrace.