Puerto Rico as the 51st State?

Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood

According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, later this week. The legislation provides Puerto Rico a two stage voting process and makes some non-resident Puerto Ricans eligible to vote on Puerto Rican statehood. This legislation has rigged the process in favor of making Puerto Rico the 51st state, and is not a fair way to force statehood on a Commonwealth whose people may not want it. Furthermore, this may be an expensive proposition for the American people who are already on the hook for approximately $12.9 trillion in national debt.

This bill attempts to rig the voting process and denies the American people a real say on the issue of whether they want to allow Puerto Rico to be granted statehood. The fact of the matter is that Puerto Ricans have rejected statehood numerous times and this bill seems to have been written in a way to fast track statehood without a majority of Puerto Ricans favoring the idea. Furthermore, the people of the United States should be allowed a vote on whether they want to admit Puerto Rico as a new state. If the people of Puerto Rico can vote, the people of the United States should have a vote.

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Did anybody else see this coming!!! This is being voted on TODAY!!!


Chief Instructor said...

I don't get this. Every time the Puerto Ricans have had the opportunity to vote for statehood, they've said, "No".

Why the sudden push from our government's side to get this done? Sumthin stinks...

Wyn Boniface said...

They did that to Texas. Hello annexation. Obama wants to play Polk, interesting. Poor Puerto Rico.

Shy Wolf said...

Fuck those sonsofbitches- they're gonna do whatever they want till we blow their asses out of the water. And if those Puerto Ricans wanna come here and defend their statehood, fine with me. More targets make it harder to miss.