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Posted at 3:05 PM ET, 05/14/2010

Block the bridges into D.C.?

By Washington Post editors


A D.C. candidate vying for a seat in Congress says federal lawmakers need to know how serious the city is about achieving statehood.

Doug Sloan, who's aiming to replace Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, tells WTOP that blocking bridges and commuter routes into Washington for a day would be a guaranteed attention-grabber, forcing Capitol Hill to pay attention.

Sloan says the nation's capital needs full voting representation for its disenfranchised residents. He says residents need to become more vocal, more proactive and more involved.

The congressional hopeful says the House is considering statehood for Puerto Rico and should do the same for the District of Columbia. Sloan says residents are shortchanged of the same rights, privileges and liberties as other citizens.

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | May 14, 2010; 3:05 PM ET
Tags:  Congress, District of Columbia voting rights, Eleanor Holmes Norton, House, Puerto Rico, United States Congress, Washington DC  
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Comments

What a joke...

Maybe we should put tolls on the major roads entering the city so that we could collect some $$$ for our streets.

Posted by: DCJUSTICE | May 14, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Does this nitwit have any idea how much comes into the city by truck? Great idea, ace. You'd be a natural for this city council.

Posted by: 0460 | May 14, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, I'd rather not pay Federal Income Tax like Puerto Rico or other US territories.

Posted by: weisenheimer | May 14, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Yes please do this. Here's hoping it is the final straw of stupidity that breaks the camel's back so that employers will decamp to MD or VA. I would LOVE not to have to commute into this Mickey Mouse city every day.

Posted by: JoeSchmoe06 | May 14, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

No it is not a joke. Your masters on the hill won't allow tolls into D.C. to help collect money for the streets.

Do you dimwits realize the attention your masters on the hill would pay if they or the trucks couldn't get into the city.

Income tax? IF YOU'VE GOT THE GUTS, GO HERE AND TRY TO COMPREHEND. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NpTVXitOQk

Disney Land doesn't miss you and we won't either.

Posted by: pLANTATION_aMERICA | May 15, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

People please turn on your brains. This person, Doug Sloan, is aiming to replace Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. 99.99% of District residents haven't heard of him. How do you get people to notice you? By making outrageous statements.

Imagine for one second that the mayor and city council all went insane and attempted this. Who would they get to actually block the bridges and roads? The police department, the National, Guard? And if the chief of police and the head of the National Guard both went insane too and attempted this stupid act how long do you think it would take the congress to federalize the police and National Guard and arrest the mayor and city council?

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 15, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Great headline for April 1st.

Posted by: eabgarnet | May 15, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

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