Skip to comments.H.R. 2454, or where "56 states" derives
Posted on 07/01/2009 11:30:50 AM PDT by Sam_Damon
Thanks to page 133 of H.R. 2454, I now understand where our esteemed President came up with the notion the U.S.A has 56 states:
2) in section 791(9), by striking The term State includes the District of Columbia. and inserting The term State includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
(3) in section 793(c) (A) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking 51 States and inserting 56 States;
I encourage all visiting to download the bill and discover other gems of legislative detail in this insane piece of legislation. There is no other way to describe this.
Have a nice day, all.
get ready for Dem initiatives to make a few more states to cement their vote.
also, I wonder when Zer0 will call for increasing the numbers on SCOTUS so he can pack the court with libs?
They now have the Senate votes to do it, don’t they?
Y'all just gonna' have to put up with me until I die.
Let’s work on reducing that number by a few, eh?
Obama said there are 57 states..
Really? I thought it was 56. Perhaps you’re correct.
It was 57, but there was talk of Greenland...
Democrats lie. It is well known fact that they lie, and this is proof positive. Idiot Waxman trying to cover for Obama.
Obama said “57 States” which was a “Freuder” as in OOPS as he was reflecting actually upon the 57 Islamic States.
Typical Democrat, typical Leftist rewrite of the facts. The Leftists will say anything, and actually believe their own lies.
He said 57.
Beaverton, Oregon, May 2008
Six additional states = twelve additional Democrat Senators.
Hard to imagine this really happening - FDR tried, but that proposal failed (see: Switch in time that saved Nine), and the number never went over 9.
They probably want them classified as states...that way, they can collect federal withholding taxes from them. What fools! LOL!!
For example, Puerto Ricans are US citizens, but they don’t pay federal taxes. Welcome to your change!
In the clip, he says he’s been to 57 states, one left to go and he hasn’t been to Alaska or Hawaii. Makes no sense at all, but apparently he thinks there are 58 states. But that’s OK because he probably doesn’t spell “potato” with an e. (It’s OK either way, BTW.)
...Then shalt thou count to nine, no more, no less. Nine shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be nine. Ten shalt thou not count, neither count thou eight, excepting that thou then proceed to nine. Eleven is right out...
Actually, if you listen to the video closely, he says he’s been to 57 states with one left to go. That ‘s a total of 58.
And all of these “states” would vote DEMOCRATIC Senators and representatives into position: Giving an absolute majority for the socialists ....
“Obama said there are 57 states..”
And there are 57 islamic states, Freudian slip.
Obama said “57 states”, not 56.
The only thing wrong with the theory is Obama clearly said 57 states, not 56.
I assume he was referring to visiting 47 (continental) states with one left to go, hence the remark about not visiting Alaska or Hawaii.
I won’t hold it against him.
He’s said more ridiculous things than that...
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