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above Spartan both cotes Federalist 43 AND argues that “If that is the argument then cities like NY, LA, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia also deserve Statehood right?”

Federalist 43

“To admit new States into the Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned, as well as of the Congress.”

The peril of selective citation to historical documents. and of the cocoon

the same Federalist 43 says this:

“”To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States”

The threat discussed in 43 is that a state legislature would effectively control the government if an existing state was used as the Capitol. No 43 is written to . . . “To the People of the State of New York:” It was a long compromise to form DC based on principles that dont even exist today

On top of that DC was — just like Hawaii — a “territory”

“in 1871 self-government was granted for the first time to Washingtonians. Under the new territorial government, which lasted just three years, numerous city improvement projects were undertaken: modern schools and markets were erected, streets were paved, outdoor lighting was installed, sewers were built, and more than 50,000 trees were planted.”