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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: 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: 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: CaptainKrunch
After all is said and done, I believe in following the US Constitution.

art iv

Section. 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

Puerto Rico is territory of the US. Therefore, Congress gets to decide what to do with it. The official head of state of Puerto Rico is the president of the US. Important to me is that since the US acquired Puerto Rico after the Spanish War, that Puerto Ricans were required to participate in the US draft in any war. They were, therefore, draftees in every draftee war starting with WWII.

There is no denying that they are a strategic piece of property in the Carribbean. Personally, I wish we'd kept Panama. Having spent some time in Puerto Rico during my military career, I think it is an awesome island. Having been to both Hawaii and Puerto Rico, I prefer PR. I've no doubt it's a valuable piece of real estate.

They have voted to be included into the US. I think it is the right thing to do to have them become our 51st state.

I also wish General Hull hadn't been such an incompetent in 1812, and that we hadn't given back any defeated North American land south of the border after we'd taken it.

65 posted on 11/07/2012 8:56:58 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Great idea. 3 million more socialist voters in the voting booths.

Which is why it will happen.

70 posted on 11/07/2012 9:22:47 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Great idea. 3 million more socialist voters in the voting booths.

You are assuming too much.

Not all Puerto Ricans think alike, and not all of them vote the same.

Fortuno, a republican, would not have become governor if there hadn't been enough republicans to vote him in.

Plus...

The direction in which the U.S. has been headed, meaning, socialism, has happened without too much input from the people in Puerto Rico, so, in general, what plagues the U.S. is a problem with much deeper roots than whatever Puerto Ricans decide.

I don't live in Puerto Rico, but, I was born there, and I served in the U.S. military honorably. I will always be voting as an American, and not as a Puerto Rican or a Hispanic. Whenever I meet any Hispanic, Puerto Rican or otherwise, I try to convince them that, they're actually voting against their own well-being and futures by voting for democrats.

Puerto Ricans aren't any different from the rest of the U.S., and if they can vote for a republican in Puerto Rico, they can vote for a republican in country-wide elections.
166 posted on 11/08/2012 6:37:39 AM PST by adorno
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To: CaptainKrunch; SilvieWaldorfMD

Reagan was in favor of it, I was about 25 years ago but I do not want to have two more Dem Senators.


198 posted on 11/08/2012 11:38:53 AM PST by Perdogg
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