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Thread: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    So you support "Downsize California Now"? They want a ballot initiative for a two-state solution. According to their plans, 13 counties on the coast, ranging from Los Angeles to Marin, just north of San Francisco, would be split off and be named Coastal California, West California or whatever they please.
    Why split off the coast? What's the advantage here
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    Too many more Democrats! Don't think so. Be like voting for a one party system if the states had a chose of voting for it. They already get all the benefits of being a state except voting. Tsk! Tsk!
    How they vote should be irrelevant. If you decide to deny them representation based on the party they vote in, then that's setting a dangerous precedent. If they choose to vote in no one but Democrats, that's their right. I don't see you trying to remove Oklahoma's voting rights because they only vote Republican.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    How they vote should be irrelevant. If you decide to deny them representation based on the party they vote in, then that's setting a dangerous precedent. If they choose to vote in no one but Democrats, that's their right. I don't see you trying to remove Oklahoma's voting rights because they only vote Republican.
    It happens all the time, why would this be different from any other?
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Why split off the coast? What's the advantage here
    I was responding to someone that wants California to have more Senators and the only way that is possible is to create two Californian States.

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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    How they vote should be irrelevant. If you decide to deny them representation based on the party they vote in, then that's setting a dangerous precedent. If they choose to vote in no one but Democrats, that's their right. I don't see you trying to remove Oklahoma's voting rights because they only vote Republican.
    Don't care about established states, but we don't need another Democratic state. Might be too lopsided.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    No having 51 stars would totally mess up our balanced flag so that idea is out of the question.

    But seriously I have a problem not with with peurto Ricans buut heir language. If we let PR become a state we will become a bi-lingual country and that would be wrong. Let them become part of Canada since Canada is already messed up with mullti lingualism.
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    No having 51 stars would totally mess up our balanced flag so that idea is out of the question.

    But seriously I have a problem not with with peurto Ricans buut heir language. If we let PR become a state we will become a bi-lingual country and that would be wrong. Let them become part of Canada since Canada is already messed up with mullti lingualism.
    thats a non issue really, as america doesn't have an official federal-level language
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    So you support "Downsize California Now"? They want a ballot initiative for a two-state solution. According to their plans, 13 counties on the coast, ranging from Los Angeles to Marin, just north of San Francisco, would be split off and be named Coastal California, West California or whatever they please.
    I would support that. It is absurdly ridiculous that a state like South Dakota with 1/30th the population of California should have the same influence as us.

    Why is a person in Wyomings voice entitled to 30 times more weight than a person in California?
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It happens all the time, why would this be different from any other?
    When else has it happened?
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    Re: The 51st State: Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Are you OK with Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state of the United States?

    Why or why not?
    I voted other because I am OK with whatever the people of Puerto Rico decide.
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