My question is… where do we put that 51st star on the flag?
Less than 24 hours after being sworn in, Puerto Rico’s new representative in Congress filed a bill that would make the island the 51st state by 2025.
The case for statehood, formerly a political hot potato, was the key campaign issue both for Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez, a Republican, and Gov. Ricardo Roselló, a Democrat.
I support it if we can get rid of Vermont. (I really would like to be California, since all celebrities claimed they would leave.)
Otherwise, it is an automatic 3 electoral votes for Democrats in presidential election.
What’s in this for the U.S. of A.? I have a problem welcoming bankrupt immigrants as well as poor states.
Ain’t sure how it is said wherever you come from, but the Pledge of Allegiance I’ve always recited ends with “…with liberty and justice for all”
Would you really force over 3million people to remain second-class citizens (third-class?) ’cause they might not go along with your personal political agenda? Or would you be ok with them forming their own little country? Please clarify…
>Would you really force over 3million people to remain second-class citizens (third-class?) ’cause they might not go along with your personal political agenda?
Wait, are you suggesting that if they become a state they suddenly become “first class” citizens? What’s wrong with expecting something in return for action?
What do we expect from AR, MS, LA ??? What do we get in return?
I’d say that people who are considered US citizens yet aren’t allowed any actual representation at the Federal level nor allowed to vote for President are considered second or third class citizens….allowing this territory to become a state would change that.
Again, I ask: Is the common conservative opinion to simply keep P.R. as-is forever (which seems UnAmerican and not very patriotic in my eyes) or should we allow ’em to form their own country? Ain’t being snarky…am truly curious.
FYI: They already are citizens, to wit: “Puerto Rican citizenship was first legislated by the United States Congress in Article 7 of the Foraker Act of 1900″.