Ohio GOP Lawmaker Hilariously Mocked For Taking Founding Fathers Literally
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation that would turn Washington, D.C., into a state, but some people are protesting the move with potentially dubious claims.
Case in point: Ohio state Rep. Mike Loychik (R) took to Twitter on Thursday to assert that the founding fathers never wanted D.C. to be a state.
The founders never intended for Washington DC to become a state.
— Representative Mike Loychik (@MikeLoychik) April 22, 2021
It’s true that Washington was made into a separate district rather than a state, but many Twitter users weren’t impressed with Loychik’s argument. They pointed out a whole bunch of things that are an accepted part of American culture that the founders also never intended (and vice versa). Take a look:
The founders often pooped in buckets. We’ve advanced as a society and can make decisions based on information from this century. https://t.co/WhnlOjdRkp
— Spencer L. Hicks (@SpencerLenox) April 22, 2021
The founders never intended for video games to become reliant on an extractivist freemium model. The founders are disappointed in you. https://t.co/vZRD6JkZjT
— Jacob Silverman (@SilvermanJacob) April 22, 2021