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View Poll Results: If the nation's capital moved, what city would make the best capital?
Boston 20 10.99%
New York 52 28.57%
Philadelphia 49 26.92%
Chicago 61 33.52%
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:57 PM
 
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But at the end of the day, the capital will remain in DC. Probably better that way as it keeps all the headaches associated with being the nation's capital on the East Coast.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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If there was a proposal to move the nation's capital from Washington, D.C., what city would make the best capital?
#1 pick Hollywood Calif. (they are one in the same), followed closely by Orlando Fla. (Disney World)
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Exactly what I was thinking when I read your response. Why put it in a city which already is all built up and congested - that would just be ridiculous and impractical. Instead put it in an now rural and centralized area of the U.S.. Before moving everything in, build up the infrastructure, subway, airport, and roadways accomodating for massive future growth. Prepare for and facilitate a future metropolis.
That's what they did to create Washington. Look what happened.

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Well I can tell you that Dallas and Houston are out of the question for one reason: unseasonable weather. Too many people complain and bicker about the heat. Besides that, I just don't want the capital to be in either.
Both cities are much better than D.C.'s extreme cold and heat. The worst of both worlds are in that city. I'd like Houston to become the capital so we can create Mexico City in America. Mexico City is very nice! That place is so nice that I probably won't visit Cancun because of the lack of urbanity and the heat and humidity. America's Financial and Government center in Houston!
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: In God
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Both cities are much better than D.C.'s extreme cold and heat. The worst of both worlds are in that city. I'd like Houston to become the capital so we can create Mexico City in America. Mexico City is very nice! That place is so nice that I probably won't visit Cancun because of the lack of urbanity and the heat and humidity. America's Financial and Government center in Houston!
I don't know. I just can't see it happening. Houston has always been the big city that sat somewhat under the radar, and now that I think about it, I kind of like it that way. All the other pretentious cities can have all the attention.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Why Chicago? Do we want our elected officials to learn corruption? How about New York's virtual police state. Why would anyone want them to be influenced by that?
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Denver? NO!

We do NOT want the capital here. The great thing about Denver is that it is far away from the the long, greedy arm of the government--the last thing we want is to have in our own backyard.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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If the capital moved, then perhaps DC would finally get statehood. The end of "Taxation Without Representation!" You'd also see Washington go high-rise in a second (well, at least the areas that aren't in the flight path approach to National Airport).
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Denver? NO!

We do NOT want the capital here. The great thing about Denver is that it is far away from the the long, greedy arm of the government--the last thing we want is to have in our own backyard.
Don't you want stable, high-paying jobs in Denver? That's what most cities would like. But I think the Colorado capital would have to be moved to another city like Colorado Springs before the federal government would move in.

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If the capital moved, then perhaps DC would finally get statehood. The end of "Taxation Without Representation!" You'd also see Washington go high-rise in a second (well, at least the areas that aren't in the flight path approach to National Airport).
No, D.C. would be retroceded to Maryland just like the Arlington/Alexandria side was to Virginia in 1847.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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Why New York City and Chicago, that would suck. They are winning as usual becuase they have the most people and popularity (becuase they have the most people).

I think Boston should be it if D.C. were unavailable. In the state of Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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Why New York City and Chicago, that would suck. They are winning as usual becuase they have the most people and popularity (becuase they have the most people).

I think Boston should be it if D.C. were unavailable. In the state of Massachusetts. Plymouth Rock.
Still think ST. Louis could be possible. It's lost a lot of its businesses, so it would nice to have something revitalize its economy. Plus it's near the nation's "population center", which is just miles west of St. Louis. It also has historical appeal given its role in the Louisana Purchase. And it is closer to the center of the country, making it easier for West Coasters to get to the nation's capital.
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