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1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:39:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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If I am not mistaken, they voted for statehood once before. I think that Congress voted against it though.

The theory bing, what House member wants to lose their seat, because the constitution calls for a mandatory 435 House seats. The moment Pourto Rico becomes a state, the country must be redistricted to allow for the new increase of population and allow Pourto Rico to have it’s share of Congressmen.

Considering the size of their population they would get about 5 members. Which Congressmen are willing to vote against their own interest? Remember, we are talking about politicians here. One thing they all have in common is they are narcicistic to a point.

So pourto Rico can continue voting for statehood, and they will continue getting denmied by Congress.

Now, let’s say they get statehood, would Obama want to start campaigning for 6 more so he can then claim was actually phsycic when he stated that he campaigned in all 57 states back in 2008?


52 posted on 11/07/2012 7:59:58 PM PST by Hedra (Just a former "Lewd fellow of the baser sort" Acts 17:5)
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I propose that actual tax payers, free loaders not included, from the current 50 states vote on the status of Puerto Rico. I pretty confident independence would win in this scenario.


64 posted on 11/07/2012 8:56:01 PM PST by gusty
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To: MinorityRepublican; Pelham; Ohioan

great

more anti white democrat voters

putas dependentes

so where are all the usual race baiting south bashers now

running down to Ole Miss to help your kumbaya kin against the red state hordes

i despise you bastards

why don’t you leave this forum

telling last nite was that not a damned one of them was posting

their job well done


83 posted on 11/07/2012 10:09:26 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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They kicked out their Republican Gov. last night as well. This will be nothing more than a New Jersey floating in the Atlantic vote wise.


86 posted on 11/07/2012 10:21:10 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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If they can get rid of the Republican majority of the House in 2014, we will see statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C. Perhaps even the Virgin Islands.

Of course, the position of the Left has long been to fight US jurisdiction over the Island, viewing it as passing possession from one colonial power (Spain) to another (the US). It was not so long ago there were Puerto Rican terrorist groups conducting bombings in the United States. Recall Clinton’s pardoning of the FALN terrorists.

But where there is an opportunity to enlist allies in their race and class warfare within the US, the position of the Left is reversed, and I expect they will push PR statehood when they have full control of Congress.


90 posted on 11/07/2012 10:31:23 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
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Uh Ya-no


96 posted on 11/07/2012 11:28:51 PM PST by snarkytart
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This will seriously mess up the symetry of that field of stars on the flag.


100 posted on 11/07/2012 11:45:19 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Why are so many against this?

I would welcome them as our next state.

My adopted daughter has Puerto Rican heritage. I see nothing wrong with them wanting to better their American status.


109 posted on 11/08/2012 12:07:24 AM PST by Yaelle
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More Democrat votes!


110 posted on 11/08/2012 12:45:23 AM PST by Pinkbell
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Let’s give DC statehood as well.


113 posted on 11/08/2012 1:16:01 AM PST by Silver Sabre
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No. No. No. No. NO. NO. NO.


118 posted on 11/08/2012 2:21:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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from the article "We're doing okay, but we could do better. We would receive more benefits, a lot more financial help.
122 posted on 11/08/2012 2:52:10 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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A little late to this thread but here you go:

Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


131 posted on 11/08/2012 4:27:13 AM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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Parasites


140 posted on 11/08/2012 4:56:08 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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bump


144 posted on 11/08/2012 5:16:20 AM PST by foreverfree
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Paging all Puerto Ricans with hot red lips!


150 posted on 11/08/2012 5:50:31 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (St.Peter:"Upon this rock, I will build my church" 0:"If you've got a church, you didn't build that!")
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>If Congress grants its approval, Puerto Ricans would have the right to vote in all US elections

Boner is likely to shed a tear and vote for this insanity.

We do not need 3 or more electoral votes for the democrat welfare party.


157 posted on 11/08/2012 6:06:51 AM PST by soycd
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They also elected a Governor who is against Statehood.


161 posted on 11/08/2012 6:22:13 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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Collect them all!


169 posted on 11/08/2012 6:55:47 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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Collect them all!


170 posted on 11/08/2012 6:55:58 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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