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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Puerto Rico 51st State?
I don't normally come across what I would call a great article in The Huffington Post, but in looking on information on H.R. 2499 which is the Puerto Rico statehood bill that will be voted on today, I did. Rep. Gutierrez points out that the Democratic Leadership has been much less transparent, and not allowed much debate on this bill which is in stark contrast to a time when a similar bill was brought before the House, when Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the House. He makes some excellent points in this article. Should Puerto Rico become our 51st state? I have mixed feelings on this issue. But, ultimately I think it should be the Puerto Ricans choice along with our Congress as to whether Puerto Rico does become a state or not. But, this seems forced or even a DARE not to vote for the statehood of Puerto Rico.