Since it was learned Puerto Rico voted Tuesday in support of statehood, to my surprise many here seem opposed to allowing them to become the 51st sate. I'm sure we all realize America started out as just 13 states on the East Coast and today we have 50 states from the Atlantic the the Pacific, the Bering Sea to the middle of the South Pacific.
My question: If you had been around at the time would you have opposed the Western Expansion and all the states being added to the union since 1776? In hindsight do you think adding 37 states to the original 13 was a bad idea? If you would have supported western expansion but do not support allowing Puerto Rico to become the 51st state, why the difference?