Who are these 13% that think we shouldn't have voting rights? (Other than members of congress) Have you ever heard a reasonable defense of that position? I don't know why this poll isn't 100% in favor of voting rights!Posted by: susan on January 25, 2005 10:08 AM
i have no idea. the only reasons i've ever heard for people being against it (besides the fact that it's such a liberal city) is that it could "easily" be incorporated into maryland or virginia. ha ha. which is really funny.Posted by: catherine on January 25, 2005 10:18 AM
In other news 90% of survey respondents favor an end to war and injustice.
It's the implementation that's the problem. it's easy to make people support voting rights in theory; in practice it represents a (slight) dilution of power for other legislators. And there's no reason for the republicans to hand a gift to the democrats, of course.
Humbug!Posted by: tom on January 25, 2005 10:46 AM
I started to write a gruffy comment voicing Tom's skepticism, but figured that someone else could do the grunt work. It's crappy but as soon as you mention the addition of senators to DC, lots of people start introducing non-compromise compromises: retrocession (a stupid dead-end), only giving us House reps, and even matching our House reps with increased Republican House reps. It's awful.Posted by: Kriston on January 25, 2005 11:05 AM