(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Monday, November 04, 2002

As you get excited about exercising the right to vote for your federal legislator(s) tomorrow (which you should), spare a few seconds to think of those of us in DC, who are denied that opportunity. If your best answer to this unfairness is "if you don't like it, then move to the suburbs," let me suggest that it's a lame answer, as you would probably recognize if we were talking about the city where you live; nothing good can come of driving the most politically-aware people out of any city (much less the nation's capital), and nothing good can come of denying voting rights to those who choose to stay. The only reason that nothing is done about this, is that Republicans don't want more Democrats in Congress; and while I understand and respect partisanship in most disputes, there does come a time when partisanship must take a backseat to fundamental fairness.

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