On Friday 26 June 2020, the United States House of Representatives approved a bill to make the District of Columbia a state, the 51st state of the United States of America. It is proposed under the bill that the state takes the name: 'State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, in honor of Frederick Douglass.
However, the bill faces considerable opposition from from the Republican-controlled Senate mainly because if the bill passes the new state will presumably elect two Democratic senators.
Hear the current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: ''They plan to make the District of Columbia a state — that’d give them two new Democratic senators — Puerto Rico a state, that would give them two more new Democratic senators, So this is full-bore socialism on the march in the House. And yeah, as long as I’m the majority leader of the Senate, none of that stuff is going anywhere.”
The current American flag has 50 small, white five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. Should the Senate miraculously approve this bill and the District of Columbia becomes the 51st state, where should the 51st star be placed?
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