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Question: What would you prefer
Independent Country   -9 (13.6%)
51st State   -50 (75.8%)
Commonwealth   -7 (10.6%)
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« on: December 13, 2008, 01:38:11 pm »
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what would you prefer?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 06:29:01 pm »
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51st state then we can add Baja, Sonora et al and work our way down south from there.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 08:14:38 pm »
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Independent.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 09:31:29 pm »
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51st state, though if the people of PR supported independance (which the overwhelming majority don't) I'd support giving it to them. Either situation would be a vast improvement over the current system, where US citizens have no voice in the federal government.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 09:32:04 pm »
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Status quo. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 09:32:56 pm »
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They'd vote for quite leftist dems, Xahar...
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008, 02:09:53 am »
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They'd vote for quite leftist dems, Xahar...

Yes, but the flag!
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008, 11:27:31 am »
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The stars and stripes is one of the bottom 5 worst flags. The US should pick up the don't tread on me flag instead.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 02:58:02 am »
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Commonwealth.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 03:00:42 am »
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After we get PR can we add Cuba next?
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 03:35:41 am »
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After we get PR can we add Cuba next?

Yes. We should annex North Mexico, British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon as well.
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 04:08:09 am »
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That would be so sick if Obama just surprise-invaded Canada like surprise biaaaaatches, you thought I was a peanik huh, well take *THAT* {nuke explosion} hahahaha mwahaha
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 05:35:47 am »
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 08:23:05 am »
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After we get PR can we add Cuba next?

Yes. We should annex North Mexico, British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon as well.

You're welcome to take Alberta anytime. Not BC and Yukon, though.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 09:33:20 am »
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I don't want any part of Canada. We'll even do a 1 for 1 trade. One canadian conservative/moderate for each minnesotan.
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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2008, 12:09:46 pm »
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Yes. We should annex North Mexico, British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon as well.

You're welcome to take Alberta anytime. Not BC and Yukon, though.

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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2008, 03:32:58 pm »
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We'll trade you Idaho and Utah for B.C. and Saskatchewan.
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2008, 01:08:59 pm »
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Is there any reason other than racism/bigotry against the Spanish language that people oppose Puerto Rican statehood?
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2008, 01:15:10 pm »
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Is there any reason other than racism/bigotry against the Spanish language that people oppose Puerto Rican statehood?
No.
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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2008, 02:53:48 pm »
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Is there any reason other than racism/bigotry against the Spanish language that people oppose Puerto Rican statehood?

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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008, 03:09:41 pm »
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Where's the "other - heavily armed Venezuelan dependency" option? Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008, 03:36:27 pm »
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51st state! Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2008, 03:37:03 pm »
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Is there any reason other than racism/bigotry against the Spanish language that people oppose Puerto Rican statehood?

It would almost certainly elect two Democratic Senators.
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2008, 09:12:46 pm »
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Is there any reason other than racism/bigotry against the Spanish language that people oppose Puerto Rican statehood?

It would almost certainly elect two Democratic Senators.

Not necessarily true.  They currently have a republican governor.  I think we must put an end to the status quo, not only in Puerto Rico but in the other territories as well.  All other territories became states at some point so it really doesn't sit well with me that these insular territories have had that status for more than a century in some cases.
Either give them statehood or set them free.
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2008, 09:24:48 pm »
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Not necessarily true.  They currently have a republican governor.  I think we must put an end to the status quo, not only in Puerto Rico but in the other territories as well.  All other territories became states at some point so it really doesn't sit well with me that these insular territories have had that status for more than a century in some cases.
Either give them statehood or set them free.

Yes and no. They have a penepe governor who happens to be affiliated with the Republicans. Take statehood/commonwealth out of the picture (which divides the Democratic voters but not the Republican ones) and you have a solidly, solidly Democratic state.

Of course, there would probably be a minor leftist pro-independence party active at the state level. But think Vermont (plus independence, and of course the reasons for voting Democratic or Republican would be very different from Vermonters).
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