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    Exclamation 51 States In Americas Future?

    http://www.voanews.com/content/puert...d/1542632.html

    For the first time, voters in Puerto Rico have advanced a non-binding referendum calling for statehood, a provision that could only be granted by the U.S. Congress.

    Article IV of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to decide on state admissions. The last states admitted were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.


    U.S. President Barack Obama has said he would support the will of the Puerto Rican people on statehood. O'Brien says statehood is long overdue.

    "Puerto Ricans have been citizens since 1917 but the quality of their citizenship has been one that has been dis-equal, or unequal rather," O'Brien added. "I think Puerto Ricans are clearly tired of that."
    I have no problem with this at all, but 50 is such a round number. You have issues like the number of stars on the flag not matching up with how many states we have... And then... Puerto Rico is a Spanish thing, maybe we could translate it to English and call it that?
    Thoughts?


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    You will lose elections in that one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthmatters View Post
    You will lose elections in that one too
    I'm not running, ignoramus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    http://www.voanews.com/content/puert...d/1542632.html



    I have no problem with this at all, but 50 is such a round number. You have issues like the number of stars on the flag not matching up with how many states we have... And then... Puerto Rico is a Spanish thing, maybe we could translate it to English and call it that?
    Thoughts?
    Um, each time we've added a state I believe we've added a star. That's your major objection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    I'm not running, ignoramus.

    you run from the facts every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZFlyFisher View Post
    Um, each time we've added a state I believe we've added a star. That's your major objection?
    Sorry? Where did I say it was a major objection?
    You should learn to read and comprehend what you read.
    You'll look more intelligent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    http://www.voanews.com/content/puert...d/1542632.html



    I have no problem with this at all, but 50 is such a round number. You have issues like the number of stars on the flag not matching up with how many states we have... And then... Puerto Rico is a Spanish thing, maybe we could translate it to English and call it that?
    Thoughts?
    I'm not sure what you mean by that part but I'm in favor of another state, if that's what they want to do. It's really up to the Puerto Ricans whether they want to become a state or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrassrootsConservative View Post
    Sorry? Where did I say it was a major objection?
    You should learn to read and comprehend what you read.
    You'll look more intelligent.
    Yeah? As long as you have that avatar you have no chance of looking intelligent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZFlyFisher View Post
    Yeah? As long as you have that avatar you have no chance of looking intelligent.
    As long as you continue to make awful posts your karma will continue to drop. I'm sorry you can't come up with something more substantial than an insult to my avatar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Little Dictator View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by that part but I'm in favor of another state, if that's what they want to do. It's really up to the Puerto Ricans whether they want to become a state or not.
    I mean most states have names that sound like states. Ohio, Florida, South Dakota, Maine, California... "Puerto Rico" doesn't sound like the other states. It doesn't have that stately ring to it.


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