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Old 07-01-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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My goodness. Guess they don’t teach grammar and punctuation in schools anymore. People want to tell others what to invest in when there are obvious areas where they should invest their time and money.
well I can always take some English lessons , but can you teach people to help themselves.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Philly
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well I can always take some English lessons , but can you teach people to help themselves.
well, yes, that's one of the most important things you can teach
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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It's just Congress. The Puerto Rican vote means nothing. The plebescites are non-binding and are just supposed to influence what decision Congress makes.


They vote all the time and nothing ever happens.
If there was legitimate overwhelming unquestionable support for statehood, with lots of public demonstrations and protests to be admitted into the union, it would certainly force Congress to act. Instead, people are just chilling and expect mana from heaven.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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If there was legitimate overwhelming unquestionable support for statehood, with lots of public demonstrations and protests to be admitted into the union, it would certainly force Congress to act. Instead, people are just chilling and expect mana from heaven.
the fact is if Congress passes a Stateehood act it would be rejected by the majority of the Puerto Rican electorate in a democratic referendum required to be a state. Congress knows this because they aren't stupid and can do basic math and know about American Civics.


let's look at all the referendums in P.R. over the status since 1967:

1967: 703,692 total votes. 39% for statehood. 61% for the commonwealth and independence (combine)

1993: 1,700,990 total votes. 46.6% for statehood. 51.1% for commonwealth and independence

1998: 1,556,270 total votes. Statehood 46.6% 53.4% None of the choices and independence (combine)

2012: 1,878,969 total votes: Statehood got 834,191 votes 1,044,778 votes for all the other choices with blank ballots. (combine)


and I leave the best for last:

2017: 518,394 total votes. Statehood got 97% with 502,801 votes. What they forgot to tell you is that over 75% of the electorate in Puerto Rico stayed home in protest of the referendum. That means over 1.5 million Puerto Ricans stayed home by their choice and could care less about statehood. That's over 1.5 million registered voters that didn't vote for statehood. That shows what priorities they have.

Now, if you are the U.S. Congress and I know they see the same numbers that I see, they aren't doing anything but to keep the status quo because it's obvious the majority of the residents in P.R. don't want statehood SINCE 1967 (they don't want independence either). Luis Munoz Marin and the PPD party did a great job of propaganda and brainwashing since the 40's to the masses in the island that their best choice is staying a territory so Congress has no choice but to keep the status quo. You can't force statehood on a territory that doesn't want it and independence is out of the question due to the U.S. Citizenship....American Civics 101, something the public education system in P.R. doesn't teach.

And then these are the same Puerto Ricans with the mentally challenge syndrome that complains why Puerto Rico isn't treated like the 50 states and is being "ignored" by Congress. The same people that when statehood is on the referendum they either vote against it or stay home and blame the U.S. and throw the label racism or that "they" don't want us.......You need a masters in psychology to explain this.

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