....does the rest of the nation decide that our nation's capital city has shown itself to be so stupid, they ought not be allowed to govern themselves?
Well, a couple of recent decisions are starting to raise the spectre of removing the District of Columbia from self-rule. First, the new regulations passed unanimously by the City Council for the private ownership of firearms directly ignore the Supreme Court's Heller decision, and second, the education board (the same one that calls itself a "state" board of education despite the fact that the District is not a state) has responded to a tragedy not involving home education by passing new regulations on homeschooling. This, of course, ignores the fact that the District's schools are so awful already, they hardly need another thing to do.
It's not an easy or a nice thing to say, but reality is that at some point, the obtuseness of the political leaders of the District of Columbia becomes a danger to us all. Maybe it's time to repeal self-rule and fix some things there.
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