Fuck You, Congress

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” -Jay Leno

I might not live in DC anymore, but it’s still the place I call home. Frankly, DC is treated like shit by Congress. A prime example of such is the latest budget “deal” which prevents DC from using its own funds for abortion and requires DC to continue a voucher program.

Some of my old neighbors in DC run a blog mostly about their home renovation project but today they touched on the problems DC faces with a lack of statehood.

“The consequences of living in a federal district. “If you don’t like it, move to a state,” many respond. Yes, of course. Please tell that to the most vulnerable of our neighbors in D.C., those most in need. Pick up and go to a state. I have to wonder if people who say that even understand how ridiculous that even sounds. That someone born in the United States of America, a citizen, should have to pick up and move simply to enjoy the same rights as everyone else in the United States.”

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