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Thread: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    I lived in San Juan for a couple of years. I really enjoyed it and gained a lot of respect for the PR's. I heard it said that they have a sort of cultural scizophrenia. Discussions with my PR friends tended to conclude that the welfare state that we (US) allowed on the island has turned it from an agricultural economy with fairly high employment to one where most people would just as soon be on the dole as work on a banana farm or sugar cane farm. They have had for decades major tax incentives to bring industry to the island. But of course if you manufacture it in PR you have to ship it to your market from an island 1000 miles from Miami. The program has largely been successful though.

    As to the question should they be a state...I think it's time we offered them a choice between statehood with its requisite responsibilities or simply ally, in other words losing their commonwealth status.
    I say, let the PR's become "Free". I don't think the Spanish will try and make them a Colony again. And we've enough Welfare Leeches of our own to deal with.

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    joke Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    if they wanted to be free they would be and if they wanted to be a part of us they would be they are in the best position possible they get our protection with out all of the political greff

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galen View Post
    Some information regarding Puerto Rico to understand the reality of the country:
    I say yes only if Puerto Rico first makes english its official language, makes it mandatory to teach children in english and starts a program to teach adults english who do not know how to speak english and makes all their ballots and government forms in english. Despite what many globalist pieces of **** say the US is still a english speaking country,there should be no exceptions regardless if the the territory in question originally spoke another language.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say yes only if Puerto Rico first makes english its official language, makes it mandatory to teach children in english and starts a program to teach adults english who do not know how to speak english and makes all their ballots and government forms in english. Despite what many globalist pieces of **** say the US is still a english speaking country,there should be no exceptions regardless if the the territory in question originally spoke another language.
    Would you like to be called a piece of whatever for your ideas?
    If you want to be respected, then respect other people.

    Back on topic, PR is an hispanic nation, Puerto Ricans have their own idiosincrasy (different cultural values), and since the US is not a multinational state, is better for both countries to solve the colonial political status of PR with a free association agreement, the island would become a republic associated with the US, both nations would win. PR gets the autonomy it needs and the US saves money by reducing federal transfers, but keeping a solid ally in the Caribbean.

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    well, the spanish virgin islands are incredible!


    Exactly where is this island of spanish virgins?





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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galen View Post
    Would you like to be called a piece of whatever for your ideas?

    If you want to be respected, then respect other people.
    Demanding that other people who want to live in your nation speak your nation's language is not disrespect. I could care less what liberal scum or and other trash view my ideas as. The US is a english speaking country regardless of what globalist pieces of **** and those who toss the salad of illegals say, so it makes sense that any territory we make a state speaks English.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should Puerto Rico be a state of the Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    I am just wondering why we even still have them as a protectorate... or something of the United States.
    PR is an 'external possession", like the USVI, Guam, etc.

    Lots of counties have possessions that are not 'states' or 'provinces' or whatever -- Canada, the UK, Australlia, Denmark and France are just a few examples.

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