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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Misrepresent!

    Aside from the fact that he was wrong on the facts, it was a dumbass thing to say from a strategic perspective. It's going to cost him in PR, and if by some miracle he wins the nomination, it will cost him in Flrorida which is home to over a million Puerto Ricans.
    Might as well write off New York since their are more Puerto Ricans their than live on the island too!
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Might as well write off New York since their are more Puerto Ricans their than live on the island too!
    Well, he wasn't going to win NY anyway, so....
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Democratic Rep. Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's non-voting delegate to Congress, said today on CNN that Santorum has a "narrow and limiting view of what America is all about."

    "English is the predominant language in the U.S. and will continue to be so, whether Puerto Rico becomes a state or not," he said. "In Puerto Rico, 90% of our parents want their children to become fluent in English. So it's a non-issue and shouldn't be factor in determining whether Puerto Rico can join the union or not."


    Couldn't have said it any better. What's irritating about stances like Santorum's is their pointlessness. He appears rigid rather than principled on this issue...
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Absolutely agree, a misspeak that occurred several years ago certainly excuses the ignorance of constitutional law by a candidate who claims himself as a strict constitutionalist. Why do so many find it difficult to call a spade a spade?

    If Bush did this then lib-tards and lib tard comedians would be giving Bush **** over it.
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Uh oh, looks like Rick's making up laws. Unless I missed the part of the Constitution where it set forth speaking English as a requirement for statehood. English is the De facto language of the US and the only language Americans should be speaking is english.

    (Cue the Rickbots in 3,2,1...)

    I agree with Santorum on this.If Puerto Rico wants to be a state then it's citizens should adopt english as its official language.

    No one is asking that they speak like a grammar fag/nazi, a anal retentive english teacher or a english language text book.Because real people don't talk like that.
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If Bush did this then lib-tards and lib tard comedians would be giving Bush **** over it.
    And they would be silly to do so, My point is that I dislike when people dwell on misspeaks rather than what seems like a basic misunderstanding of federal laws and limitations.

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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We need to stick to the failure that is Obama administration policy, and stop with the social agenda stuff that liberals will pick apart and misrepresent.

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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree with Santorum on this.If Puerto Rico wants to be a state then it's citizens should adopt english as its official language.

    No one is asking that they speak like a grammar fag/nazi, a anal retentive english teacher or a english language text book.Because real people don't talk like that.
    It is not a requirement, which is what Santorum claimed. By the way, you should visit PR, great place and a large portion of the population there actually does speak english...
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree with Santorum on this.If Puerto Rico wants to be a state then it's citizens should adopt english as its official language.

    No one is asking that they speak like a grammar fag/nazi, a anal retentive english teacher or a english language text book.Because real people don't talk like that.
    It's not the official language in any of the other states, why should Puerto Rico be a special case?

    I don't think it's too much to ask people who specak English to do so relatively correctly. There are things I'm willing to let slide, but not knowing the difference between "then" and "than", or "your" and "you're" , or "to", "too" and "two" aren't among them.


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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We need to stick to the failure that is Obama administration policy, and stop with the social agenda stuff that liberals will pick apart and misrepresent.

    j-mac

    Don't tell me, tell Santorum and Leroy Gingrich.


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