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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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Thread: Puerto Rico Statehood?

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Whichever they prefer, I really don't care either way.


    It would be kind of a pain to change all the flags though.

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    Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It would be kind of a pain to change all the flags though.
    Maybe we could just leave the flag unchanged? Kind of like how the Big Ten has twelve members, but they still call it the Big Ten.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Whichever they prefer, I really don't care either way.


    It would be kind of a pain to change all the flags though.
    still a change but we could always go with a texas style, just one big star to avoid future changes?
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Didn't Puerto Rico reject statehood over taxation reasons?
    Maybe a while ago, a new referendum is coming in November
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    What would be the benefit to the people of Puerto Rico, besides being involved actively in U.S. politics, of Puerto Rico becoming a state, as opposed to the U.S. territory that they are now?
    LOL, you just said the main reason
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    You could have said the same thing about all of America outside of the Original 13. I don't know your political leanings for certain but America would not have hardly any conservatism if all we had was the East Coast dominated by the North East.

    My point is simply this, a contract with no ending and no way out is a bad contract and anyone with any sense would not sign the contract. Temporary benefits are fine and dandy but what happens when the day comes and you want out? That avenue is completely shut down and you have to die for it. Why would you agree to this contract they are faced with if they know that is all they can expect? That is complete insanity. Furthermore, the United States has already proven to not uphold its constitution and its word. Originally many states had a deal with the federal government that they could leave when and if they decided to do such a thing but after the civil war that deal was voided and in the process the US broke its word. The law of the land is breached all the time, be it the commerce clause, the welfare clause, the necessary and proper clause, the amendments, you name it, the law of the land is basically a meaningless piece of paper. Why would you join a country that doesn't even respect its own law? It makes no sense and there is simply no good reason other than temporary benefits that basically amount to selfishness, like welfare programs, you would actually do it, none.

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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    still a change but we could always go with a texas style, just one big star to avoid future changes?
    If we kept the stripes and just changed all the stars to a single star, that would be too similar to the flag of Liberia.


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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    If we kept the stripes and just changed all the stars to a single star, that would be too similar to the flag of Liberia.

    we can just take them over too!

    lol no, thanks, I had no idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    LOL, you just said the main reason
    In that case, if I were a voting resident of Puerto Rico, I'd vote to stay a territory of the U.S. All of the benefits of being a state, without the taxes. Being allowed to choose between a giant douche and a turd sandwich in every U.S. election isn't a good enough reason to join the union. In fact, it's probably a drawback.
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    Re: Puerto Rico Statehood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    we can just take them over too!

    lol no, thanks, I had no idea
    Sidenote: You do understand Liberia is a former US territory in Africa. In the mid 1800s one possible option that was being discussed in America was to allow freed former slaves to be repatriated to the land of their ancestors. Of course centuries had passed since their great-great-great grandparents were first brought to America so it wasn't a seemly option and not embarrassed by all. Some did jump at the offer and modeled their new country after their former home in America. Instead of tribes like the rest of West Africa, Liberia was subdivided into counties. Law enforcement officers were Sheriffs. Their names didn't sound African but Jefferson, Washington, Taylor and Johnson are common Liberian names. The capital is Monrovia, in honor of President James Monroe. To this day Liberians see themselves as America's younger brother and those with American heritage refer to themselves as Amerigos. Anyhoo, the reason their flag looks like ours.
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