Puerto Rican voters call for statehood! …Mostly. Sort of. Not really at all, actually.
Amidst all the ballyhoo of the Presidential election came this bit of contradiction: Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. …and this: …Tuesday’s vote comes with an asterisk and an imposing political reality: The island remains bitterly divided over its relationship to the United States and | Read More »
AIM: Allen West Schools on Palestinian Statehood
From Accuracy in Media’s Benjamin Johnson: Let’s take a break from the sideshow that is the UN General Assembly and look back at why the right to Palestinian statehood is a joke almost as old as Jesus. Quiet down class, Congressman Allen West is teaching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoFzsjA3eM
A Puerto Rican’s Take on Statehood
As some of you on RedState know, I am a Puerto Rican: yeah, one of the crazy ones with the 3′ x 4′ flag in his house and a smaller one in his car. My irrational love of all things Puerto Rico matches up quite nicely with the most stubborn Southerner’s love of state, and I would recommend Puerto Rico to anyone wanting to live | Read More »
Subverting Democracy in Puerto Rico
House Chamber, Washington D.C. April 29, 2010 Mr. Speaker: Proponents have a problem. They want statehood for Puerto Rico. But in 1998, the majority voted no. What to do? Replace a straight-forward up or down vote with a two-step process. If 40 percent support the Commonwealth, and 20 percent favor each of three alternatives, the overwhelming plurality is defeated on the first ballot and left | Read More »