Skip to comments.Kerry Courts Manila Government: Philippines To Become The 51st U.S. State?
Posted on 02/25/2014 7:26:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Manila, Philippines - Its all about oil. U.S. interest seems to be shifting from the Middle East to Asia, particularly the oil-rich waters surrounding the Philippines, China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Tension has been rising among and between the governments of these countries over territorial claims in around South China Sea and the Spratly Islands.
Overtly, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Philippines to try to ease tensions between the Manila and Beijing governments, urging China to go easy on imposing no-fly and no-sail zones over the disputed territories between the two countries.
Covertly, as confirmed by latest tweets from suspected American security secrets leaker Edward Snowden, Kerry is in Manila talking up the Aquino government to seriously consider becoming the 51st state of the U.S. Kerry said that becoming a U.S. state would be in the best interest of the Philippines because it would essentially put the American military at its disposal in its dispute with China. Of course, what Kerry is not saying is that it would grant the U.S. full access to the areas rich oil resources.
The Filipino sentiment against American colonialism has significantly changed since the U.S. military bases were practically driven out of the Philippines in the early 1990′s. There is a growing displeasure with the Manila government. Filipinos are fed up with political dynasties, incompetence, corruption and all that kind of stuff.
Is it time to add another star to the stars and stripes?
51st State? The Philippines?
Well, if it happens I might consider moving there. Red State, I’d predict.
The only thing Kerry can successfully court is rich stupid widows.
Anyone who's been there knows what I'm talking about.
Would not be such a good switch for them then. On the other hand we will need something to replace California after it is given to Mexico.
Roman Catholic (80.9%)
other Christian (4.5%)
Iglesia ni Cristo (2.3%)
Unspecified and none (0.7%)
I can already hear the cries of the left: American imperialism!!
I support it. And while we’re at it, why not cut to the chase with Puerto Rico and annex them as well?
They have been Part of America for over 100 years! or Saipan, CNMI practically through themselves into the Union in the 70's
They didn't want to go the way of the Fillpino's
Hell American Samoans ain't even citizens yet, We need to take care of our own before we go off annexing other people.
I sure do. You bet I do. One look at the people living at the Manila City dump “Smoke Mountain” would be enough for most Americans to reject the idea of a new 51st state,
... But on the other hand, I could sell my house for what it’s worth, move to the Philippines, and my wife and I could live like Magnum P.I. on a private strand of beach that would put Hawaii to shame.
It would also surge the NRA membership rolls by about 10 million new members almost overnight. Moreover, if the Philippines became a 51st state, about 25% of Filipinos would move to California’s SF Bay Area within a week and probably turn California into a red state before the liberals even knew what happened.
Hello, bark, bark, brothers and sisters of the manger. Imagine that - the Philippines may become the 51st state. Barack Hussein Obama will OWN the Philippines - IRS forms, everyone in the Philippines on Obamacare, oh, the glory of it all - lucky Filipinos, all citizens of the US - fantastic - wonderful news - glory, hallelujah!
Wait, uh, wouldn’t that be the 58th state?
2 Senators and 128 House Members - I don’t think so.
I am not opposed to Guam or anyone else that would do us good. I just didn’t think of them when I posted.
Irony ... somebody’s country left him, and then came back.
Heh, heh, heh.
LOL. Yes, it would change the makeup of the US House of Representatives like nothing anyone was prepared for.
Quite right. Never happen. Oh well, I guess I will kiss that beach house dream goodbye.
I know Michael, sorry if it seemed like I jumped down your thought that wasn’t my intention at all, I just wanted to get that posted before someone else stole my thunder! lol
A trusted friend just visited there. He said it sucked. Poverty chaos. That’s the best info that I have. I probably won’t go there.
I might agree if we could leave Mindanao out. Don’t need any more of those types here.
2 more Democrat senators and a bonanza of welfare ready people is quite sufficient for Washington to want to add the Phillipines as a 51st province.
Didn't Guam only become American territory after WW II? Prior to that it was a Japanese possession. And before WW I it was a German colony.
Several FReepers live there.
No. Not a red state. Asians are thoroughly used to the idea that the government is going to be tyrannical and/or corrupt so you vote for the clan, preferably your own clan, that will give you the most stuff or will give your clan or ethnic group the most privileges and the most government jobs so that some of the corruption can be funneled back home.
The Philippines is nearly 95% Christian, already.
Do you really think we need that many Democrat senators? Yes, PR is run by a nominal Republican Party but it would not send any sort of Conservatives to the Senate. Its Republican Senators would be effectively Democrats like Boehner and McConnell.
The USA took Guam from Spain the the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Then it became a U.S. Territory and the Locals Achieved U.S. Citizenship after WW2.
“57 States” was a slip reference to the 57 Moslem nations in the world. I am sure that the kenyan would like to make the Phillipines 58th state on that list.
“Well, if it happens I might consider moving there.”
If that happens, I will leave here.
Ah, so. My mistake.
Snowden is the greatest American hero of my life.
Guam is too tippy. Could capsize at any time.
No, more’s the pity.
They marry early there, told me a Filipina, I used to know, grandmother at 39, whose own grandmother was still living.
Works for me.
Too far away.
Not culturally compatible.
I have a house there and yes there is grinding poverty there in some places. Other spots are quite nice. Regardless, in all places the people are great. Very hardworking, friendly, and hospitable to a fault.
You should go. I think you might change your mind.
Add the US Virgin Islands to the list as well.
Yes, But Virgin Islanders are Citizens Right?
This is how WWII started with Japan. We embargoed oil shipments to Japan and tried to cut off their other oil supplies.
Now we are attempting the same thing only to China instead.
Oh and what is the one thing that could really help Islam around the world ? That would be a US China war. It would be between the two most important countries in world leaving a huge power vacuum. It would be the end of Capitalism, Buddism and Christianity leaving what ? Sharia Law and Islam.
My cousin went to the Phillipines and brought home a Filipina wife.
it would also end any “chamber of commerce” or agriculture demand for support of cheap illegal immigrants
as any resident of the Phillipines would not be an “immigrant” at all, and as already good English speakers, they’d readily supply willing workers in all kinds of industries
and as far as the “oil patch”
well just like other U.S. States, they’d have a lot to say about offshore or onshoire oil drilling in their state and they get a chunk of the royalty revenue from any producing wells - just look at Alaska
does that mean business ONLY for U.S. Oil companies?
No. Oil companies from all over the world are invloved in the U.S. domestic oil & gas business
” the southern islands and southern parts of the large islands are controlled by Muslim paramilitary armies.”
Only eastern Mindanao has an autonomous region for the Muzies.
Western Mindanao is quite nice, with Davao being a large and modern city. While I live on Cebu in Visayas, I have never knowingly seen a Muslim during my five years here. Oh, and I have seen only about 5 blacks, and they were all in a big city, or airport.
Remember, the Philippines consist of 7,107 islands, over 300,000 sq km.
Agreed; heck, I'd be more supportive of getting Japan in as a State than the Philippines — reason being that the unconditional surrender terms deprive them of real national self-defense* and statehood would negate a lot of that (as well as ensure via Art 4, Sec 4 that we'd protect them)… of course, given the fedgov's lack of defending the continental States from invasion, that might be just more of an empty a promise than any treaty we have with them.
* I believe that if you disarm someone that you are responsible for that person's safety.
We embargoed Japan AFTER they invaded China.
People in the philippines wanted to become the 51st state about 45 years ago! I remember an article back then about a movement there to do this.
Japan + America we could have been a true Hyper Power.
But then Hawaii wouldn't be raking in the mad dollars from Japanese Tourists flying in to shoot guns :/
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