The House just voted to allow 4 territories to have a vote in the House of Representatives without being a state. The Constitution is clear Article I Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States clearly states, “The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.
Speaker Pelosi Disagrees with the Constitution and a vote in the House now includes D.C., Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands to Vote on the House floor. Four of the five delegates are Democrat.
It is representation without taxation as these territories don’t pay Federal Taxes”, “The Constitution clearly says STATES territories don’t get representatives and can’t vote in the House. My representative in Congress has over 600,000 constituents. American Samoa has about 60,000 constituents.
The Delegate from Guam related in the House today that they have paid with their blood as 3 people died in the War on terror. When Guam was overrun by the Japanese, 1700 Americans were killed and 6000 were wounded in World War II. America paid a major price freeing Guam and giving them independence. Now they think we OWE them a vote in the House.
It is true that we have had delegates to the US House shortly following the Constitutions signing, but these delegates were giving that privilege prior to them becoming a state.
I am appalled that the New Congress throws the Constitution away to legislate per its political whim. Speaker Pelosi, you raised you hand and swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. You certainly have showed your Hand!
The bottom line is these territories now have MORE representation then I do. This attempt by the new Congress is Unconstitutional. If Territories want a vote in the House, become a state, and pay federal taxes. I wouldn’t have a problem with them voting once they become true taxpayers.