The Founders DELIBERATELY made D.C. 5 mi x 5 mi = 25 sq. miles.
It was to restrict the size of the federal gov’t.
They would ABHOR the amount of land now held.
Knew that privately held land would hold the feds in check.
Either work for the feds or vote. Not both.
Feds empowered the citizens to guard the country through the 2nd amendment.
“Enemies foreign and domestic”. That included the gov’t.
It made states capable of defending their own borders.
A foreign nation, to attack the United States, would have to conquer ALL FIFTY STATES.
Contrast this with the EU.
That was the ideal of the EU.
But what happened was the strong centralized put all 27 members UNDER THE THUMB of the EU.
This protected the states from implementing goofball mandates coming from the people.
No coincidence that federal spending soared after the 19th amendment.
When was the last time you felt really comfortable with the winners of Prom King/Queen or high school student gov’t?
Everyone always promises ice cream, whether or not they can deliver
“Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea” anyone?
Every despotic ruler touts “democracy” in their title.
It was a given that you don’t just give hand outs.
We’ve known this since 100 AD courtesy of Juvenal, who phrased this as “panem et circenses”.
Better known as “bread and circuses”.
For proof, go and watch The Running Man.
And the progressives have been tearing them out over the past 100+ years.
They are people salivating over controlling everything.
And they can only have it when YOU surrender it.