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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%
Voters: 182. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-20-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Maybe New York or Chicago.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:42 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think a smaller city in the middle of the country would be better, like Boulder, CO. or something.
Boulder's got enough whack jobs living there now! No more pols!
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Belle Fourche, SD
Geographic Center of the United States!
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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We should build it in Northern Texas (lots of open land out there) and call it BUSH G.W.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Appleton Wisconsin. The capital shouldn't be moved. It should be abandoned in place of a new one. Leave the globalist crusaders behind.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yaaaaa maaaaaaaaan
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dude, like, Boulder would be so rightous!
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Why away from the East Coast? The East Coast is where most government jobs are held along with Chicago. NYC has the second largest federal court, prison, and office district in the country outside of DC. I think it's fine in DC. The city's already designed itself after the government.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Why away from the East Coast? The East Coast is where most government jobs are held along with Chicago. NYC has the second largest federal court, prison, and office district in the country outside of DC. I think it's fine in DC. The city's already designed itself after the government.
New York City was the biggest back when they decided where to put the capital. It was placed there as an agreement between the north and the south because it was in the center. Logically, if it were to move, the motive should be the same.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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We've created the District of Columbia for the purpose of having the US capitol and of course the White House, the Capitol Building and all of the other long established historical buildings and monuments were built there so it's obviously not going to be moved. If they had to move it for whatever reason I'd go with Philadelphia due to the historical importance of that city.
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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I have a better idea: Regent, North Dakota, population 211.

Why? Because it's in such a Godforsaken place that nobody in their right mind will want to live there. Then only the most dedicated people will run for public office.

What's more, after about their second or third term in Congress, they'll start contemplating another run and say, "God, another two or six years in Regent? I just can't do that to my family."

See the advantages?
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