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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Don’t tread on D.C.

During this morning’s legislative meeting of the D.C. Council, Council members Phil Mendelson and Michael A. Brown introduced legislation -- the District of Columbia Flag Amendment Act of 2011 -- which would allow the city to fly, on Flag Day, an alternate version of the District’s flag with the words “No Taxation Without Representation” emblazoned on it.

The bill is a follow-up to a bill Mendelson introduced in 2002, which the council passed, that allowed for the “redesigning the flag of the District of Columbia to include the words “DC” and “Taxation Without Representation” within the flag in order “to promote the cause of full voting representation for the citizens of the District of Columbia in the United States Congress.” Several other council members voiced their support for the measure upon the bill’s introduction at this morning’s meeting.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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