Should Pennsylvania Avenue be renamed?
Now here is a ballsy idea, courtesy DC at-large council member Michael Brown:
The D.C. Council is considering a name change for the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue between the 1300 and 1400 block. The change would reflect the city’s ongoing quest for statehood.
This is too hilarious to pass up. Reasonable compromise has failed us, so why not try the crazy approach? Let’s use what tools the city has at its disposal to draw attention to the shame on democracy that is DC’s lack of representation.
My only complaint is that we’re limiting the proposal to the 1300 block. If we really wanted to stick it to the feds we’d rename the whole stretch between the White House and Capitol, or at least the 1600 block (the White House is at 1600 Pennsylvania).
Here are some naming ideas:
- Taxation Without Representation Avenue
- Embarrassment To Democracy Avenue
- Partisanship Before Values Avenue
- Second Class Citizens Avenue
- 600,000 Americans Who Don’t Count Avenue
Who can think of something better?