View Poll Results: Should we even care?

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  • Yes. Their robust economy will be a fine addition

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    51st State?

    Should we even care whether Puerto Rico says 'Yes' to Statehood?
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    Re: 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Should we even care whether Peurto Rico says 'Yes' to Statehood?
    If Puerto Rico says 'Yes' to Statehood then I guess we should honor it.

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    Re: 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    If Puerto Rico says 'Yes' to Statehood then I guess we should honor it.
    Is Puerto Rico telling us what to do as well?

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    Re: 51st State?

    sure. if they want to be a state, that's fine with me.

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    Re: 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Is Puerto Rico telling us what to do as well?
    No? It will go to Congress and Congress will vote on whether or not Puerto Rico becomes a state.

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    Re: 51st State?

    I say yes, but no need to rush in to things. We need to be conservative and thoughtful about this.

    First of all, did they really say "yes" to statehood?

    The ballot response is confusing. The question was actually asked in two parts... but I will quote the Christian Science Monitor because their explanation is quite good:

    "On the first of two ballot questions yesterday, 54 percent voted to change its current status from a United States commonwealth. The problem is that those 54 percent are divided among statehood, independence, and a third option. Those who want statehood and those who want independence are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to Puerto Rico's sovereignty, yet both vote "yes" when asked to change the current status.

    On the second question about what alternative should be chosen, 61 percent chose statehood, 33 percent chose "sovereign free association" and 6 percent chose independence. However, one third of the voters who answered the first question didn't bother answering the second question, meaning none of the options reached a majority."

    Further complicating things, the Puerto Ricans just tossed out their pro-statehood government in favor of a government that likes the status quo. So what does that say about the will of the people?

    So I would say, guys, that this isn't going to happen any time soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Should we even care whether Puerto Rico says 'Yes' to Statehood?

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    Re: 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Should we even care whether Puerto Rico says 'Yes' to Statehood?
    Why not? They're already considered US citizens, why not grant them the same benefits states get?


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    Re: 51st State?

    Let's do it. First, it's exciting, two, they are moving in a clear direction of wanting it, and three, AMURICA!
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    Re: 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Let's do it. First, it's exciting, two, they are moving in a clear direction of wanting it, and three, AMURICA!
    Three, it will be hilarious to see people freak out about "Oh sweet Jesus, we'll have to reorganize the stars on the flag!"

    But it would be interesting to see if we actually do that or not.


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    Re: 51st State?

    If the people of Puerto Rico want to be a state, I fully support them. It should be their choice IMO.
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