The 51st State?

Closing Thought–08Apr19

This is a story that has been a long time in coming……the bill to make Puerto Rico our 51st state…..

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would admit Puerto Rico into the union as the 51st state without a referendum on the island’s territorial status.

The bill was unveiled by Florida Rep. Darren Soto, a Democrat who represents parts of Orlando and its large Puerto Rican community, during a press conference in Washington attended by the island’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, a vocal supporter of Puerto Rican statehood. If enacted, the legislation would automatically trigger the island’s admission into the union, bypassing any referendum. 

“I’m exited about the possibility of finally ending this historic injustice. It’s time for all Puerto Ricans to be united behind a noble and Democratic effort,” Soto said alongside Rosselló, local Puerto Rican leaders and Reps. Ruben Gallego, Jamie Raskin, Don Young and Jenniffer González-Colón, the island’s non-voting delegate. “It’s time to let the old battle lines fade away. It’s time to end 120 years of colonialism.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/statehood-for-puerto-rico-lawmakers-to-introduce-bill-granting-puerto-rico-statehood-bypassing-any-referendum/

Will this come to reality?  If it does will Trump veto the bill?

I mean he does not seem to like or appreciate that Puerto Rico is part of the US territories…plus they speak Spanish and we know what he thinks of people that speak Spanish now don’t we?

His admin is trying to screw Puerto Rico out of disaster funds…..and as usual the president  the pillar of America is punching down in his insulting Twitter style…what a pathetic human.

Personally, I think it is a great idea and should have happened 50+ years ago when Hawaii and Alaska were added to the total.

Any thoughts?

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17 thoughts on “The 51st State?

      1. No more so than where you and I live……why are some dead set against them becoming a state…I have my idea but I would like to hear some others. chuq

      2. First off, they have always cost us way too much money, yet they remain in debt, don’t pay their debts and squander what they do have.
        Then you have the fact that although the idea has been put on their ballots for a long time, there has never been a majority who want to become a state. What do you want to do – force them?

      3. If they want then they shall…..the people know what is best for their island just like any other state….chuq

      4. Yes seriously……times change and so do people’s desires…..in the past independence had its day and I would say that statehood has come into its own,,,,but I am not an expert on the desires of the people of the island…..so they should decide. chuq

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Noooo … no way!! That’s not the way to do things! Maybe in another lifetime there was a democracy!! … not in these days! Besides … the current administration won’t allow it!! … ‘A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would admit Puerto Rico into the union as the 51st state without a referendum on the island’s territorial status.’

  2. They could not deliver hurricane relief because no adequate roads inland and people died because of a sub third world electric grid with no one to fix it. What have they been doing with all their own revenue all these years ? So blame Trump of course. Seems most of island would qualify for food stamps and medicaid and section 8 housing and would pay little or no income tax low wages. A real financial drag but dems like idea = 2 more senators.

  3. I think the historical non-official reason was that it would bring in an entire nation full of democrats/liberal voters.. and members of Congress. GOP wouldn’t like that.

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