Sometimes I feel sorry for people who live in the District of Columbia. They have way too many people trying to run their government.

DC, of course, has it’s own mayor and city council who are elected by residents to manage the city.

And then there are the 535 unelected nannies on the hill, most of whom take the District for granted until something triggers the personal/political burr up their butt.

Take for example the DC school system.

While I don’t necessarily agree with the mayor’s plan to take over control of the school system from the board, I don’t live there.

Those voters elected the mayor (and a majority of the council) knowing that was exactly what he wanted to do.

So why should Congress (none of whom are full voting members representing the people of the District) have the right to review, make changes to, or even veto the plan?

Can you imagine what the people of Cleveland, Phoenix, or Atlanta would say if they tried the same thing to their city?

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