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Secret Fast-Tracked Vote to Make Puerto Rico 51st State

  1. JWestCattle profile image60
    JWestCattleposted 7 years ago

    Reports indicate House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) says there will be a vote on Thursday on HR 2499 the Puerto Rico Democracy Act.

    Though there are claims that the bill is “non-binding” and most Puerto Ricans aren’t looking to become a state, the legislation seems engineered to make this hard to avoid.  In fact, the ultra-secrecy with which this has come up only tends to support this contention.

    The bill push for a vote by the people of Puerto Rico, and would force them into one of three options:

    1.Independence: Puerto Rico should become fully independent from the United States
    2.Sovereignty in Association with the United States: Puerto Rico and the United States should form a political association between sovereign nations that will not be subject to the Territorial Clause of the United States Constitution;
    3.Statehood: Puerto Rico should be admitted as a State of the Union

    Why is this happening?  What is the back story?

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, so very, very difficult to guess why this is happening! roll

  2. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    If it's so secret, how did you find out about it?  Just wondering.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They are voting on it today. Funny how it hasn't been reported in the MSM isn't it?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image83
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lots of things don't get reported in the MSM.  That doesn't make them "secret."

    2. JWestCattle profile image60
      JWestCattleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well I have great powers of ESP that span the oceans.......

      1. PrettyPanther profile image83
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

  3. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/28/h … -tomorrow/

    this is all I could find that explained it without hyperbole.

    1. JWestCattle profile image60
      JWestCattleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good find, thanks very much.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't look through the site much but am surprised there is not much to read about it. here's another article written by a Latino congressman
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-luis- … 56328.html

 
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