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    New states?

    Since there's a poll thread on secession, I figured we should explore the opposite too.

    What if an unprecedented, sudden, popular push began for immediate Puerto Rican admission into the Union? What if other territories like our Virgin Islands, Samoa, Guam, (not sure if they all share the exact same status as PR) etc. all suddenly shared the same, strong, ASAP admission sentiment?

    How would this affect our Union? Would you support it?
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    Re: New states?

    If any of the territories want statehood or independence or statehood, they have a right to it.

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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    If any of the territories want statehood or independence or statehood, they have a right to it.
    I would agree.....even knowing that without our propping them up.....they would all become improvised, 3rd world nations like Jamaica overnight......
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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by (R)IGHTeous 1 View Post
    Since there's a poll thread on secession, I figured we should explore the opposite too.

    What if an unprecedented, sudden, popular push began for immediate Puerto Rican admission into the Union? What if other territories like our Virgin Islands, Samoa, Guam, (not sure if they all share the exact same status as PR) etc. all suddenly shared the same, strong, ASAP admission sentiment?

    How would this affect our Union? Would you support it?
    If any territory wants to be a state I say let them. I would support it assuming we have had the territory for a certain length of time.
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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    If any of the territories want statehood or independence or statehood, they have a right to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by (R)IGHTeous 1 View Post
    I would agree.....even knowing that without our propping them up.....they would all become improvised, 3rd world nations like Jamaica overnight......
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If any territory wants to be a state I say let them. I would support it assuming we have had the territory for a certain length of time.
    Can I quote you guys on that in support of DC statehood? Cuz we really need it.
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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by (R)IGHTeous 1 View Post
    I would agree.....even knowing that without our propping them up.....they would all become improvised, 3rd world nations like Jamaica overnight......
    The same can be said of many US states.
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    Re: New states?

    I'm not necessarily opposed to statehood for some territories, but I think it would need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Personally I suggest that rather starting with US territories - some of which have different languages, a relatively low level of economic development and/or a tepid commitment to statehood - we should start by granting statehood to an entity located within the continental US, which has consistently favored statehood by overwhelming margins, and which is more subjected to the whims of Congress than any actual state, let alone territories.

    I'm referring of course to my home, the District of Columbia.
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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Can I quote you guys on that in support of DC statehood? Cuz we really need it.
    Honestly?? I don't know why DC isn't a state.. It seems somewhat lame that our nations capital isn't even a state..

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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    Honestly?? I don't know why DC isn't a state.. It seems somewhat lame that our nations capital isn't even a state..
    There was a reason for that. You should try googling it.

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    Re: New states?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Can I quote you guys on that in support of DC statehood? Cuz we really need it.

    DC is the capital so no. There is a reason our forefathers did not want it to have the same status as a state.
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