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Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US
BBC News ^ | The Day After | 7 November 2012

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:20 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

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1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Great! Then we’ll just need six more!!


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:13 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Great idea. 3 million more socialist voters in the voting booths.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:54 PM PST by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
2 more Rat Senators and another 1 million Rat votes, and 3 million more on the dole, what could go wrong?
4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:44:40 PM PST by DAC21
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why? They have all the benefits of citizenship but do not have to pay the income tax.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:44:57 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: TXBlair
Puerto Ricans pay U.S. taxes, not in Obama's America.

They will trade voting for dimocRATS for taxes.

6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:53 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: zerosix

Who care what THEY want, don’t we here in the lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii get to say about this? I vote NO.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:47:22 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: MinorityRepublican

At least you spelled “Puerto” right.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 6:49:20 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Puerto Rico has a Republican gov. The one thing I dislike about FR is the constant bashing of Hispanics. There are many of us who are Conservatives, and many more who have served this country honorably in the military.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:49:54 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

NO.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: celtic gal

Obama won. Elections have consequences.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:52:30 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: celtic gal

They just voted out a Governor in Luis Fortuno who completely turned around their economy. He did a Scott Walker and then some, has almost eliminated a $3.3 billion deficit, unbelievable economic growth and investment, bond rating up from junk status. Opponent portryed him as a greedy, out of touch, rich, businessman and beat him. Sound familiar? Pass on statehood.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 6:53:14 PM PST by cumbo78
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To: celtic gal
Who care what THEY want, don’t we here in the lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii get to say about this? I vote NO.

Write your Congressman. He'll have a vote on the matter; you won't.

13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:54:22 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Can we make Israel a state?.... with 120 electoral votes?


14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:54:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: sean327

HAD. HAD a Republican governor. He lost yesterday. People are stupid now.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:55:04 PM PST by Clock King
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To: MinorityRepublican
Taxation without representation is tyranny!

......Oh, wait,....

16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:55:24 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It’s not about votes.. It’s about 0bama getting the excuse he needs to CHANGE OUR FLAG. I’m thinking the color ‘yellow’ is top on his list. Bye bye old glory. Phase II of the grand Socialist transformation. Will probably have his ‘O’ or his picture on it, too.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:55:58 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: TXBlair

Great! As a state, their people will pay federal income tax.

That will fix them!


18 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:39 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The people who want this keep having these votes every few years. I guess they won't stop until the Puerto Ricans give them the answer they want.

I think statehood is a bad idea. It certainly isn't something to be rushed into on the basis of a slight majority in a nonbinding resolution. The Puerto Ricans are products of a different cultural tradition--Spanish-speaking and Catholic. The colonies which later formed the United States were English-speaking and 99% Protestant (seeing Spain as the enemy and generally holding anti-Catholic attitudes). A lot of Puerto Ricans may have moved to the mainland, but few if any non-Hispanic Americans have gone to Puerto Rico to live.

Statehood is irrevocable, or at least the outcome of the War between the States seems to have established that. What if PR became a state and twenty years later everyone thought independence was better? If they were allowed to leave, 600,000 lives were wasted to establish the principle that secession is not allowed.

That's in addition to a Puerto Rican state being a guaranteed two Democrat senators and five Democrat congressmen--and 7 electoral votes for the Democrat nominee for President.

As for the flag, we could either keep it at 50 stars and require Vermont to become a province of Canada, or add a star. 51 is 3 times 17--so could have a set of three rows of stars 8 across and a set of stars 9 across, alternating rows--might not look too bad. I remember when Hawaii became a state and my father thought there would be a problem with a 5 by 10 arrangement. They worked out something different.

19 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:49 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Viennacon

More socialists? Is that what we want?


20 posted on 11/07/2012 6:59:10 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: sean327
Puerto Rico has a Republican gov. The one thing I dislike about FR is the constant bashing of Hispanics.

Thanks for pointing that out. I get sick of it, too.

There are many of us who are Conservatives, and many more who have served this country honorably in the military.

Thanks to you and your sons for your service.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 7:00:12 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Now, isn’t that just ducky.

A whole state of welfare recipients.

What could go wrong?


22 posted on 11/07/2012 7:00:56 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: sean327
Of course.

But you have to understand that “Hispanics” are among the largest law breakers in America. 1/3 of those incarcerated in the federal prison system are illegal aliens. Many who come here are takers not makers, flaunt our laws, form lobbying groups to support lawbreaking, won't learn English, and in the worst case declare they own the southwest. Hell, a few Hispanic entertainers are openly hostile to whites, for what reason I have no idea.

23 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:23 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Statehood is not irrevocable.

The rebel states lost their soverignity when they committed insurrection. They got back in only with permission of the other states.

If PR wants to leave the US they can- with the permission of the other states. If that permission is not granted, then no they can not. Such permission could be expressed by
Constitutional Amendment.
Federal Legislation.
Successful Supreme Court Case.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 7:03:13 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Fine. They’ll replace Texas after it secedes.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 7:04:37 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: Westbrook

I suggest you read the words after your screen name.

I like that statement a lot.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 7:04:56 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

Not so fast!

Statehood...Maybe

27 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:08 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Heck yes, we need Puerto Rico as another state. Then Cuba, Mexico and a few African states - just as long as we don’t get stuck with more of those constitution loving white people.

Oh, and load up on more dope smoking homosexuals too... lots of ‘em.

AND, female with breathing vaginas.... I just learned on FR that those even exist, so I’m down for more breathing vaginas... I just don’t want them to talk.

No, I am not racist, but today - I’m starting to feel a wee bit “racist leaning”.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:45 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Whats the square root of 51?

How will we arrange the stars?


29 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:57 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Vision

Exactly. We ALL honor military service and traditional values holders in this country, but introduce oneself as an INDIVIDUAL, not a group!


30 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:05 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: celtic gal
Do the Senators have investments there as they do in the American Samoa? Congress critters would not want to give up their largess of gifts and money.
31 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:21 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: sean327

I don’t have a problem with Hispanics. However, I do recognize that unrestricted immigration has made assimilation next to impossible for large sections of Hispanics.

People are just scared because the party’s about ready to collapse, and nobody has any answers to fix things. The Hispanic Question has been around since the 80s, and nobody has answered it correctly.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:59 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: donmeaker

It was never adjudicated, no matter how many times you post that drivel.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:36 PM PST by Pelham (America, 1775-2012)
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To: sean327
Puerto Rico has a Republican gov.

Not any longer.

34 posted on 11/07/2012 7:21:51 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

How about making PR the 50th state and Texas will just bow out.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 7:26:38 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: zerosix

...Puerto Rico plus six more states...for a total of 57.

Oh, never mind.


36 posted on 11/07/2012 7:28:48 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: JohnD9207

Yes, please.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 7:30:16 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: JohnD9207

Only if Tennessee can come with you.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 7:32:26 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Vision

The key words in your post are illegal aliens. The majority of Hispanics in this country are native born. My family has been in New Mexico since 1598. This vitriol against people with Spanish surnames is killing the Republican party. It doesn’t matter that we are the party has Marco Rubio or Susanna Martinez if we keep this crap up. Perception is reality to many people, and right now the perception is the Republican party is anti Hispanic.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 7:33:44 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Gator113

“No, I am not racist, but today - I’m starting to feel a wee bit “racist leaning”.”

I have always hated fags, liberals and democrats so yes, I am a racist. They’re the race I despise.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 7:39:12 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I have an even better idea. Let’s let all of those people who want to be a state move to the mainland and then those of us who are true patriots, conservatives, and want a minimal government all move to the island and make it our own country.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:58 PM PST by proudtexasmama
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To: MinorityRepublican

About 30 states want to be freed from the US right now. PR can have their spots on the flag.


42 posted on 11/07/2012 7:44:45 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: MinorityRepublican

They should stay with the deal they’ve got. Why jump on a sinking ship? What’s in it for them? I mean the people; what’s in it for the politicians is obvious.


43 posted on 11/07/2012 7:48:04 PM PST by cdcdawg
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To: MinorityRepublican

What about Mexico, too?:) And Cuba:)


44 posted on 11/07/2012 7:48:37 PM PST by cunning_fish
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The measure will require approval from the US Congress

I'm sure the House voting this down will do wonders for the GOP and the Hispanic vote.

Everything is a racial booby-trap.

45 posted on 11/07/2012 7:48:42 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: sean327

Not anymore they don’t.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956833/posts


46 posted on 11/07/2012 7:50:14 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: sean327

Really? Do you think there will be anything other than Democrats from Puerto Rico sent to DC?


47 posted on 11/07/2012 7:51:13 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: SeeSharp
The 51st and a new welfare state? People will always vote themselves money if they can.
They want some of those handouts Obama has going around, and now is the time I guess.
48 posted on 11/07/2012 7:53:55 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: sean327

You’re quite right. Sometimes people can’t see beyond the ends of their noses! I don’t know what good it will do but your protest is noted!


49 posted on 11/07/2012 7:54:51 PM PST by old school
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To: MinorityRepublican
Well, Hell, why not adopt Raul Castro and all his hermanos?

It'd be an improvement over Hussein.

50 posted on 11/07/2012 7:56:02 PM PST by stboz
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