Executive Speech 228: DC Statehood
President Cincinnati Eleden gave this speech on August 11, 2007 to the American public on primetime television.
"My fellow Americans.
I come to you today to request passage of a statehood bill for the District of Columbia. I believe that the citizens of the District have made it clear that they want the legal recognition of statehood, including Congressional Representation. I also urge that funding for police security of Federal events and buildings be paid for by the taxpayers of the United States, who all have a right to see their public officials, civil servants and historic monuments protected.
Should the DC local government decide it necessary, I urge the Congress to appropriate funds to pay for a referendum on Statehood, and accept the will of the citizens of the District either way. This is a Democracy, and we cannot afford to have any second class citizens.
Thank you and goodnight."