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?
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.
more anti white democrat voters
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
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.
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.
This will seriously mess up the symetry of that field of stars on the flag.
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.
Let’s give DC statehood as well.
No. No. No. No. NO. NO. NO.
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.
Paging all Puerto Ricans with hot red lips!
>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.
They also elected a Governor who is against Statehood.
Collect them all!
Collect them all!