Monday, March 3, 2008
Shot down again!
The U.S. Treasury/Mint was finally convinced or coerced into striking a District of Columbia quarter, such as those for each state. Now I do not believe that D.C. should become a full-fledged state. I do, however believe that we deserve voting representation in Congress as do Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. It's a simple matter of justice: whoever pays taxes to the U.S. Federal Government deserves a say in how they are spent. As for the District of Columbia quarter, I'm peeved that our "Taxation Without Representation" suggestion was turned down as too controversial. Hah! The Treasury Department wants the new quarters to represent each state's history in some fashion so that children, etc. can learn from them. Perhaps the D.C. quarter should be struck with a hole in the middle of it! That would speak volumes.