DC Mayor Bowser displays her own lib version of American flags on Pennsylvania Ave for Flag Day

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser took the unprecedented step on Monday of ordering fraudulent 51-star American flags to be flown on Pennsylvania Avenue ahead of Flag Day on June 14.

She mandated the flying of the defaced flags “as a reminder to Congress and the nation that the 700,000 tax-paying American citizens living in Washington, DC demand to be recognized.”

“On Flag Day, we celebrate American ideals, American history, and American liberty. But the very foundation of those ideals, and the basis for our liberty, is representation,” Bowser declared in a statement. “DC’s disenfranchisement is a stain on American democracy – a 220-year-old wrong that demands to be righted.”

There are 50 stars on the American flag… one for each state of the Union. The District of Columbia is not a recognized state, instead, it was deliberately set aside since it is the Capitol of the nation in a separate federal district intended to be unaffiliated with state politics. Democrats desperately want to change the status of that district for political reasons.

Hawaii was the 50th state to be admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959, and the current flag was ratified on July 4, 1960.

D.C. has a population of more than 700,000 residents, which is greater than Vermont or Wyoming, according to the DC Statehood FAQ page. The district does not have a voting member in the House and has no representation in the Senate. Democrats point out that D.C pays more in federal taxes than 21 other states.

Every year, Democrats seek statehood for the district. This year is no different. In April, House Democratic lawmakers passed the “DC Admission Act,” which would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state and grant its residents full representation in Congress. D.C. leans left politically, so the move would be very advantageous to Democrats. The act passed the House but is expected to fail in the Senate.

Republicans have long contended that since D.C.’s establishment is based on Article 1, section 8, clause 17 of the Constitution, any change to the status of the district must come in the form of a constitutional amendment, not via legislation from Congress. They’ve also argued that D.C. statehood is a power grab by the left intended to expand the majority in the Senate by adding two more senators.

“As Americans nationwide brace for a decision on the future of Roe v. Wade, we are also reminded that DC’s disenfranchisement impacts not just Americans living in DC, but Americans nationwide who share our values,” Bowser remarked. “While the stakes are even higher for Washingtonians, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the majority of Americans who believe in a woman’s right to choose.”

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She also went there on gun control, intimating that the majority of D.C. residents are on the same page “with the majority of Americans” calling for “common-sense gun reforms.”

“We are at an inflection point for American democracy, and it is within the Senate’s power to do the right thing, embrace representation, and move DC statehood forward to the President’s desk,” Bowser asserted.

Mayor Bowser is up for reelection in November 2022. She is seeking her third term as mayor. Bowser was first elected in 2014.

June 14 marks the 106th Flag Day celebrated in the United States.

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