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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:46 PM

Puerto Rico's Governor continues push for statehood

By Kellie Meyer | Posted: Sat 9:28 AM, Jan 13, 2018

... Governor Ricardo Rossello appointed the delegation as a way to push towards statehood. Their attempt mirrors the Territory of Tennessee plan when they were petitioning for statehood. It worked for Tennessee and members of the delegation said it will work for them too.

"I think Congress will finally agree to the will of the people of Puerto Rico," Charles Rodrigues, (D) Shadow Congressman said.

In June voters went to the polls to decide whether or not to become a state. Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico's non-voting member of Congress, said the island overwhelmingly voted for the statehood option.

"We've been fighting for this for years," Gonzalez added ...

http://www.wibw.com/content/news/469130603.html

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Reply Puerto Rico's Governor continues push for statehood (Original post)
struggle4progress Jan 2018 OP
Motley13 Jan 2018 #1
no_hypocrisy Jan 2018 #2
mcar Jan 2018 #6
struggle4progress Jan 2018 #7
elleng Jan 2018 #3
IluvPitties Jan 2018 #4
struggle4progress Jan 2018 #8
IluvPitties Jan 2018 #9
roamer65 Jan 2018 #5

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:49 PM

1. Where would they put the star?

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:50 PM

2. You beat me to it . . . . .

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:20 PM

6. On the flag

Statehood for PR, from a purely political standpoint, would be nothing but good for Democrats.

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:26 PM

7. That's not a serious problem

This, for example, has been proposed:

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:54 PM

3. Sure it'll work, like statehood for the District of Columbia.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:09 PM

4. Unfortunately, it seems like the US is not interested in PR

Decolonization is, I believe, the only path left for PR.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:40 PM

8. Whichever the majority of Puerto Ricans want: statehood or independence

But I'd bet most Americans can be convinced that the current arrangement is disgraceful



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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:51 PM

9. I wish you could convince many mentally colonized Puerto Ricans

that the current arrangement sucks. That would truly help!

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