Skip to comments.Bipartisan bill introduced to make Puerto Rico the 51st State
Posted on 06/28/2018 2:02:29 AM PDT by SMGFan
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Because they can do everything a voting member can do except vote. They can even serve in a non-voting capacity on committees.
“their ELECTORAL VOTES would ALWAYS go to the RAT candidateALWAYS!”... .
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......
I keep looking in Article I...not finding it...
Cut ‘em loose .. we can build another carrier or two.
Very simple issue. The answer is NO.
Ooops, they can also vote in committees. But not on the floor. The other term for them is delegates. Its what non-state territories sent to Congress. Codified in 1817.
“Why not just give Puerto Rico independence?”
Hati’s big Brother in no time.
NO! The taxpayers cannot afford this!
Arguable. The practice actually pre-dates the Constitution. Not clear if the Constitution did away with the practice. Codified in 1817. Dont know if that statute has ever been challenged.
The 1817 statute could probably be challenged on that basis. No one has. Standing would be tricky. Also, why bother? Theyre generally powerless.
Perhaps I should’ve said Greenwich as opposed to Bridgeport or Hartford.
LOL Yes, they would likely be both CLAMORING and CLAMBERING for the free stuff.
Newton Gingrich as I recall proposed this when he was the Speaker.
Puerto Rico would be as politically competitive as The Bronx!
Why not just give Puerto Rico independence?
Hatis big Brother in no time.
No way. Puerto Ricans are light years beyond the stagnant, never-improving Haitians.
I think if the Democrats/Socialists/Communists/Progressives had their way, it would be Cuba!
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.
Yeah. 2 more Marxist Senators NO!
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 ....
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