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Old 05-15-2016, 08:27 PM
 
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With a few exceptions it has no life of its own other than tourism and government. Ever wonder why the politicians find other female amusement and why their families don't come?
May one ask if you are from DC?
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:09 PM
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Location: Saint Paul, MN
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No. NYC is already corrupt enough as it is, let us NOT put the capital there. IMO Philly or Boston would be better choices than NYC.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:33 AM
 
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It is an American tradition to have the capital be in a small city far from the big cities. Washington was a small city until a generation ago.

Look at the state capitals. Jefferson City, MO; Tallahassee, FL; Montpelier, VT; and so on. Rural voters didn't want the one or two big cities in a state to dominate the legislature so they favored a small town as the capital.

Same for the U.S. government on a different scale.
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Should New York City Have Remained U.S. Capital?

The US capital should be Kansas City.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:05 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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On the other hand, the legislators and government officials would have a better picture of the real world if the capital was in a real, functioning, organic city. When one commutes into Grand Central Terminal int he morning there is a feeling of excitement, of electricity in the air. Union Station in Washington doesn't have that same feel.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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On the other hand, the legislators and government officials would have a better picture of the real world if the capital was in a real, functioning, organic city. When one commutes into Grand Central Terminal int he morning there is a feeling of excitement, of electricity in the air. Union Station in Washington doesn't have that same feel.
Horrible idea. The seat of federal government was wisely chosen to be a neutral place
in which all representatives could gather without the influences you mention, which
lead to partisanship and corruption. New York City does not have a very clean history
in its politics and administration, even to this day.
The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 was tyrannical, and began the implementation
of a Federal Government corporation independent of the States which was the philosophical
antithesis of the Founders' intents. D.C. did not violate American principles until that time.
Since that time, it has violated every American principle.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Horrible idea. The seat of federal government was wisely chosen to be a neutral place
in which all representatives could gather without the influences you mention, which
lead to partisanship and corruption. New York City does not have a very clean history
in its politics and administration, even to this day.
It would have also deprived the State of New York jurisdiction over what was at the at the time second most important port in the nation. That would have been severely unfair to New York and contrary to your argument Consitution, unless you think that New York would have ratified the Constitution after losing control of its main port city?
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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No. NYC is already corrupt enough as it is, let us NOT put the capital there. IMO Philly or Boston would be better choices than NYC.
Like Philly and Boston were corruption virgins.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NYC
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NYC should not be the capital of the US. Business heavy cities can corrupt politics. It already is so we can't have business people sleeping with politicians next door.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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unless you think that New York would have ratified the Constitution after losing control of its main port city?
I fail to understand what you read in my post which would lead you to
such a conclusion ? Be reminded that New York, Virginia and Rhode Island
conditionally agreed to sign the Constitution on the grounds that the
right of secession be maintained. By agreeing to their demands, the
remainder of the states concurred that the right to secede was an
American principle, fundamentally established in the consent of the governed.
This right was to be violently suppressed in the War Between the States,
from which the 1871 act sprang, which instituted the Federal corporation
as an entity unbeholden to the states and their citizens.
Since then, The United States of America has only existed in appearance,
not actuality. This is why in legal documents, the entity is written in all
capital letters, as THE UNITED STATES, meaning the D.C. corporation.
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