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Friday, March 20, 2009

Taxation Without Representation ... or is that not important anymore?

As you may or may not be aware, the DC House Voting Rights Act may finally be on its way to passing, giving DC residents a vote in the House of Representatives for the first time since the USA was established more than 230 years ago.

This would be major legislation to not only finally give Washingtonians a vote in Congress but would also end the unfair and unconstitutional practice of taxation without representation, something America's founders fought and died to prevent.

The act also provides another seat in the House for Utah, thereby guaranteeing that as the Democrats presumably gain a seat, so do the Republicans.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has served as a non-voting delegate to the House for 18 years, is the bill's staunchest ally and a frequent sparring partner of DC-born Stephen Colbert. Yep, Colbert is a native Washingtonian. Just another reason to love him.

This latest match-up between the two is just another reason why "The Colbert Report" is the best half-hour on TV, bar none.

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