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  • Puerto Rico should remain a territory

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  • Puerto Rico should become a state

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  • Puerto Rico should become an independent nation

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  • Puerto Rico should be freely associated with the US

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Thread: Puerto Rico Statehood?

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Noting that my current girlfriend is actually Puerto Rican herself (though she was born in NYC)....

    I would be in favor of a two option vote for all current residents of Puerto Rico

    1. Statehood.
    2. Independence.

    They can make their decision and move on from there.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Noting that my current girlfriend is actually Puerto Rican herself (though she was born in NYC)....

    I would be in favor of a two option vote for all current residents of Puerto Rico

    1. Statehood.
    2. Independence.

    They can make their decision and move on from there.
    You don't think territory/free association should be options?
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Obviously it is up to them. Which would you prefer, is the question?
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Puerto Rico should decide what Puerto Rico wants to do. It's none of my business.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    You don't think territory/free association should be options?
    No, I do not. I don't think Guam and the other terrirory/protectorate regions should be allowed to continue to ride the coattails of the United States without putting anything into the pot either. Either you want to be a full STATE, with all the Responsibilities and Duties thereof, or you want to go on your own way. Figure out which one is in your better interest and make the decision.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    I think Puerto Rico should become an independent nation. The US certainly can't afford another state right now, especially a state with the poverty that Puerto Rico has.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No, I do not. I don't think Guam and the other terrirory/protectorate regions should be allowed to continue to ride the coattails of the United States without putting anything into the pot either. Either you want to be a full STATE, with all the Responsibilities and Duties thereof, or you want to go on your own way. Figure out which one is in your better interest and make the decision.
    I support Puerto Rico in either statehood or full-on independence, but that is because I think that the whole "territory" system is undemocratic, unfair (to Puerto Rico) and utterly 19th century. I see it as bad that Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, etc. can be forced to follow laws that they have no say in writing and laws which the states (full of white people, coincidentally) do.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Puerto Rico should decide what Puerto Rico wants to do. It's none of my business.
    It is your business, Puerto Rico being a state affects the entire nation.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    It is your business, Puerto Rico being a state affects the entire nation.
    Not really, no more than Rhode Island does. If Rhode Island seceded tomorrow, most people would neither notice nor care. We're not talking about a massive state with millions of people and a huge financial impact here, we're talking about less than the population of Los Angeles.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    I support Puerto Rico in either statehood or full-on independence, but that is because I think that the whole "territory" system is undemocratic, unfair (to Puerto Rico) and utterly 19th century. I see it as bad that Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, etc. can be forced to follow laws that they have no say in writing and laws which the states (full of white people, coincidentally) do.
    They don't get a say, but they also don't pay income taxes or some of the other fees that the rest of us do.

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