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View Poll Results: Should Puerto Rico become a state or an independent nation?
State 75 41.90%
Independent nation 84 46.93%
Other (please specify in your post) 20 11.17%
Voters: 179. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-06-2020, 06:41 AM
 
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One of these is going to have to happen someday.
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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They’ve been voting on this since I lived in Old San Juan 1950-1954.
It is past time to let them go on their own.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:59 AM
 
Location: The South
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One of these is going to have to happen someday.
By all means, Independent Nation. We don’t need another state.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:25 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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They’ve been voting on this since I lived in Old San Juan 1950-1954.
It is past time to let them go on their own.
Roughly 90% of the population opposes independence.

Should we get rid of Alabama and West Virginia too? Or are they special because White Republicans live there?
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:37 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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We don’t need another state.
I agree .... that's why we should get rid of all the red ones!
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:51 AM
 
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Although the possibility is far fetched, I would entertain the thought of something envisioned by Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances. Many years ago, I read a book in which Dr. Betances promoted the idea of establishing one common nation out of Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Supposedly, he promoted this idea in the late 1800's, just before the US annexed PR.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Roughly 90% of the population opposes independence.

Should we get rid of Alabama and West Virginia too? Or are they special because White Republicans live there?
What does race have to do with it?
Puerto Rico is a victim of US imperialism.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Philly
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They’ve been voting on this since I lived in Old San Juan 1950-1954.
It is past time to let them go on their own.
The city of san juan is still using those property valuations from when you lived there
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Old 02-08-2020, 12:54 PM
 
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One of these is going to have to happen someday.
Why?I see no reason they can't stay in their present status if they choose to pretty much forever.

Until there is a vote in which a majority of the population both participates in and votes for statehood or independence there is no reason for the US federal gov't to take any action either way.


I think the last time the island voted on the issue only around a third of the people bothered to vote or boycotted the vote.Until the people of Puerto Rico reach a consensus on the issue the rest of us should keep out of it.

For the record i'm OK with any of the three options.
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Old 02-08-2020, 12:57 PM
 
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it should be a state IMO.
if there was an overwhelming majority that wanted independence I would say let PR become a country.
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