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Bipartisan bill introduced to make Puerto Rico the 51st State
Upi ^ | June 28, 2018

Posted on 06/28/2018 2:02:29 AM PDT by SMGFan

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To: Jim Noble

Because they can do everything a voting member can do except vote. They can even serve in a non-voting capacity on committees.


21 posted on 06/28/2018 3:21:30 AM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: House Atreides

“their ELECTORAL VOTES would ALWAYS go to the ‘RAT candidate—ALWAYS!”...….

My friend, a born and raised Puerto Rican from the island, told me this would be EXACTLY what would happen.. He said that MOST would be like welfare takers and let someone else do the work while they collected the free “goodies”. He used the recent hurricane as an example, let someone else come in and do the work......


22 posted on 06/28/2018 3:22:11 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: House Atreides

Clamoring.


23 posted on 06/28/2018 3:22:27 AM PDT by arthurus (f)
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To: piytar
Because they can do everything a voting member can do except vote. They can even serve in a non-voting capacity on committees.

I keep looking in Article I...not finding it...

24 posted on 06/28/2018 3:23:42 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers)
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To: SMGFan

Cut ‘em loose .. we can build another carrier or two.


25 posted on 06/28/2018 3:24:04 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: SMGFan

Very simple issue. The answer is NO.


26 posted on 06/28/2018 3:24:31 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: Jim Noble

Ooops, they can also vote in committees. But not on the floor. The other term for them is delegates. It’s what non-state territories sent to Congress. Codified in 1817.


27 posted on 06/28/2018 3:27:09 AM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: djpg

“Why not just give Puerto Rico independence?”

Hati’s big Brother in no time.


28 posted on 06/28/2018 3:28:35 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: SMGFan

NO! The taxpayers cannot afford this!


29 posted on 06/28/2018 3:29:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't pass up the opportunity to use the Second Amendment today! IT'S FREE!)
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To: advance_copy

Arguable. The practice actually pre-dates the Constitution. Not clear if the Constitution did away with the practice. Codified in 1817. Don’t know if that statute has ever been challenged.


30 posted on 06/28/2018 3:29:05 AM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: Jim Noble

The 1817 statute could probably be challenged on that basis. No one has. Standing would be tricky. Also, why bother? They’re generally powerless.


31 posted on 06/28/2018 3:31:34 AM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Perhaps I should’ve said Greenwich as opposed to Bridgeport or Hartford.


32 posted on 06/28/2018 3:35:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: arthurus

LOL — Yes, they would likely be both CLAMORING and CLAMBERING for the free stuff.


33 posted on 06/28/2018 3:37:14 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: SMGFan

Newton Gingrich as I recall proposed this when he was the Speaker.


34 posted on 06/28/2018 3:38:11 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: DaveA37

Puerto Rico would be as politically competitive as The Bronx!


35 posted on 06/28/2018 3:40:17 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: DAC21

“Why not just give Puerto Rico independence?”
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Hati’s big Brother in no time.
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No way. Puerto Ricans are light years beyond the stagnant, never-improving Haitians.


36 posted on 06/28/2018 3:40:25 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: SMGFan
Over most of recent history, we've had an even number of states. Who would be 52?

I think if the Democrats/Socialists/Communists/Progressives had their way, it would be Cuba!

37 posted on 06/28/2018 3:42:47 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (boycott the)
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To: SMGFan

I vote we give them back to Spain. “Sorry about all that Spanish-American War unpleasantness, all a big misunderstanding. Here, have this problematic island back.”


38 posted on 06/28/2018 3:43:42 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SMGFan

Yeah. 2 more Marxist Senators…NO!


39 posted on 06/28/2018 3:46:20 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: LeoWindhorse

perhaps it is also time to give 99% liberal HAWAII
up for independence ..... Puerto Rico is simply a
total tax drain , turn um’ lose , neither of the islands has been able to achieve self sustainability . 100% of all
Hawaiian food is shipped over in Containers.
What does USA gain by sewing another star on the flag?
Those islanders will be forced to up grade all dwellings to meet USA Federal standards ... which they have refused to do so far. And Hawaii will soon demand full Federal funding to rebuild Lava flow residences ....


40 posted on 06/28/2018 3:49:57 AM PDT by huckleberry55
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