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Old Posted Aug 20, 2019, 8:43 PM
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In 1800 Washington+Georgetown+Alexandria would have been the 6th largest city in the country. Individually each of them was among the largest 30 or so, and were all larger than any city in what is now the midwest.
Also, the despite the claims of those who are eager to deny the right to vote to more than 700,000 Washington residents, in 1800, the residents of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria (which was then part of DC) were able to vote for their representative to Congress. So, when people say that the Constitution prevents 700,000 of your fellow Americans from enjoying the democratic rights and responsibilities that every other American enjoys, they are either full of it or don't know what they are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distri...ic_Act_of_1801
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Also, the despite the claims of those who are eager to deny the right to vote to more than 700,000 Washington residents, in 1800, the residents of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria (which was then part of DC) were able to vote for their representative to Congress. So, when people say that the Constitution prevents 700,000 of your fellow Americans from enjoying the democratic rights and responsibilities that every other American enjoys, they are either full of it or don't know what they are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distri...ic_Act_of_1801
Just because people could vote before DC was founded doesn't mean its factually incorrect to say they can't today. Law does say DC can't do that just like law says a lot of things different types of people don't like. The reason for the law can be debated, but its law. So no, in 1783 the founders did not include anything about DC...because it didn't exist. So technically you're complaint is valid but it changes nothing.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2019, 4:13 AM
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There is a difference between "the law" preventing something and "the constitution" preventing something. They're not synonyms. That difference is, I believe, what he was getting at.
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Electric moped rentals

DC now has electric moped rentals. I completely support sustainable transportation, especially if it eliminates auto trips with vehicles that use gas but it seems like there are going to be some serious injuries with inexperienced people riding these mopeds.

You can rent a moped in D.C. starting this weekend

https://www.washingtonpost.com/trans...-this-weekend/
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Purple line construction!

It's official: The first section of track for Purple Line has been installed

By Associated Press
Carl Willis ABC7
September 5th 2019

"LANHAM, Md. (AP) — Maryland's $5.6 billion Purple Line reached a milestone on Thursday: The first section of track has been installed.

Gov. Larry Hogan attended the ceremony in Lanham, Maryland, on Thursday, as well as Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn.

The first section of track was installed near Ellen Road and Hanson Oaks Drive..."

https://wjla.com/news/local/purple-l...rack-installed
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Purple Line construction at the Silver Spring station. I think it's going to proceed quickly from here on.





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Purple Line cars

Well it looks pretty much just like the renderings, and that's all I'm going to say about that.


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