Skip to comments.Puerto Rico’s Governor Confident About Statehood
Posted on 03/18/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The Governor of Puerto Rico is confident Puerto Ricans will vote to make the U.S. territory a state this fall, and despite recent comments from GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, English will not need to be made the primary language for that to happen.
As a territory, Puerto Ricans cannot vote in the general election November 6th. But, they will vote on a statehood referendum on that day. Gov. Luis Fortuno tells Fox News it will be a process but he is confident it will happen.
"It just makes sense. We have been part of the United States since 1898. Natural-born citizens since 1917. Our men and women have served in greater numbers than most states since then. And I believe that it's the right thing to do in the 21st century to allow almost 4 million American citizens to express our will and then to work with the White House and hopefully President Romney to address this issue."
All four of the GOP Presidential hopefuls would like to see Puerto Rico become a state. But it is Mitt Romney's more aggressive posture that helped him win Fortuno's endorsement.
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Based on an article I read a few years ago that said the commonwealth option was removed to force a vote for statehood.
INDEPENDENCE! Nothing else will do. It’s not up to them.
Does anyone else here think the USA is becoming more and more third world?
Nancy Pelosi has never been in the Senate.
See my post where I corrected my error immediately..Had a bad weekend on the farm and I was tired as you know what.I was waiting for some numbskull to make a comment after I posted the correction.
And here I am.:)
Assuming that you are a Donkey voter, is this before or after death?
Puerto Ricans don’t want to be Americans. I think they have already voted no about 5 times. I would not hold my breath if I was the Gov of PR.