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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

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    What strategic advantage does PR offer over an overseas base?
    Base of operations in the Atlantic like Hawai'i is for the Pacific.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    You want to stop a US dependency from acheiving full statehood and citizen rights because you are afraid of how they would vote? Not very Libertarian of you Henrin.
    I'm trying to maintain what liberty we have left, so I'm only trying to do what I think is necessary to do that. Ensuring more votes for liberals is not how I think that will be done.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I see no reason to not let in any area as a State if they want to become one. Party lines are irrelevent to this subject...unless of course you want to play the partisan hackery game.
    What people believe in will decide on where the country goes in the future. I have no interest in more government control and that is all see from accepting Puerto Rico as a state. Perhaps what I'm saying is hackery, but I have no interest in cutting off my own head.

    I personally don't like the electoral voting system that we have and I think it should be abolished but denying a statehood to an area just to try and keep one party from becoming "more powerful" or whatever is just BS.
    I'm not worried so much about parties, but what they desire from government. Since the government can freely accept who they desire in the union I'm ok rejecting states on this basis.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Not to mention being a us dependent territory, federal $'s may flow to them but not being a state means they don't pay taxes. So $'s flow only one way.
    That is easily fixable.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What people believe in will decide on where the country goes in the future. I have no interest in more government control and that is all see from accepting Puerto Rico as a state. Perhaps what I'm saying is hackery, but I have no interest in cutting off my own head.

    I'm not worried so much about parties, but what they desire from government. Since the government can freely accept who they desire in the union I'm ok rejecting states on this basis.
    Bringing in a new state does not mean an expansion of government. The Federal government will have the same amount of power it had before. Indeed as it stands right now the government dictates things to Porto Rica as it is. They might as well get representation so that they can have some say in how thier affairs are managed. So it would actually restrict the government to an extent because they will be bound by the Constitution.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What people believe in will decide on where the country goes in the future. I have no interest in more government control and that is all see from accepting Puerto Rico as a state. Perhaps what I'm saying is hackery, but I have no interest in cutting off my own head.

    I'm not worried so much about parties, but what they desire from government. Since the government can freely accept who they desire in the union I'm ok rejecting states on this basis.
    So if Porto Rico would vote for the libertarian view you'd accept them? So its not really the "expansion of government" that you are worried about, but the expansion of the liberals that you are worried about.

    So...what makes you think that they would vote for liberals?
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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    i doubt republicans will support puerto rico becoming a state. it would probably be democratic from the get-go, that means 2 extra democratic senators, however many democratic reps, extra electorals for the dem candidate, etc.
    Not necessarily. The Governor is a Republican, and they elected him.

    But in general, letting Democrats have the vote was a bad idea (according to some)


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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Adding Puerto Rico as the 51st state should be part of broad economic plan.....think of the increased business to flag makers.

    Since the vote was non-binding, and addition of a state must be approved by both the Federal Congress and the legislature of the proposed state.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Adding Puerto Rico as the 51st state should be part of broad economic plan.....think of the increased business to flag makers.

    Since the vote was non-binding, and addition of a state must be approved by both the Federal Congress and the legislature of the proposed state.
    Sure, there's steps to be taken. This vote was a measure of where the public was on the issue. Which is good to know.


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    Re: Puerto Rico Votes on US Ties

    Quote Originally Posted by hawke812 View Post
    I don't know...I figure tourism will boom there if they become a state. Kind of like Hawaii did. It could be beneficial to everyone. We can't really say things will get worse from this addition
    just so long as we do not have to add to the interstate highway system to get there
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