[CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not as Part ofMaryland.
wd3q at starpower.net
Mon May 21 13:51:12 EDT 2007
Thanks for your support of making DC a multiplier in the NAQP contests.
Regarding your comments on sttehood for the District, I' dlike to remind you and those interested that I am only talking about amateur radio contesting. Nothing else.
On the other hand, while I am a long-time resident of the District, I have no particular interest in DC becoming a state. What I do support is a change in the Home Rule Act so that legislation passed by our elected officials and signed by our mayor is turned turned into law instead of the present day situation where both houses of the Congress must first give their approval.
Again, that has nothing to do with amateur radio and is not germane to this discussion.
Again, thanks for your support.
"taxation, but no multiplier representation"
---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 15:42:04 +0000
>From: Steve Harrison <k0xp at dandy.net>
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not as Part ofMaryland.
>To: Eric Rosenberg <wd3q at starpower.net>, cq-contest at contesting.com
>At 02:11 AM 5/21/2007 -0400, Eric Rosenberg wrote:
>>Dear Fellow Contesters,
>>As I'm sure you well know, the North American QSO Party considers the
>>District of Columbia as part of Maryland, not as an independent entity,
>>and therefore not as a unique multiplier. This despite the fact that
>>the District, while not a State, is self governed, its residents pay
>>federal and local taxes, vote in federal (presidential) elections, and
>>send a Delegate to the House of Representatives.
>I don't mind having DC as another mult (it's counted as a mult in some
>other contests); but the Constitution says that as the seat of Federal
>Government, it can never be a state. So as not to get into poly ticks here,
>I won't express my opinion of that.
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