I am surprised that this kind of crazy uninformed nonsense gets posted on the DP.
The District of Columbia is NOT a state of the union. And the United States is not a country. This is how US citizens are not protected by the constitution, and are therefore not afforded a "Republican form of government." It is also why they are subject to statutory law, and are US subjects instead of free people - Nationals of their native states.
A petition to do the opposite, that is bring DC into the union, would force the federal government, which never had a citizenry until 1871, to establish a republican form of government. Then US citizens would have standing in the union where currently they do not.
~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/
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