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Vote Tomorrow in the Senate for the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 12:52 AM
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A vote is being put to the Senate Tomorrow to Make Puerto Rico the 51st State of the United States of America.

To Date: This topic has been voted upon by the People of Puerto Rico 4 times, and rejected by the People of Puerto Rico 4 times. Now, it seems, without the consent of the American Public, nor the Approval of the People of Puerto Rico, A vote is going to be mandated to give Puerto Rico 3 choices...



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;” and,

3.“Statehood: Puerto Rico should be admitted as a State of the Union.”


Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood


According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, later this week. The legislation provides Puerto Rico a two stage voting process and makes some non-resident Puerto Ricans eligible to vote on Puerto Rican statehood. This legislation has rigged the process in favor of making Puerto Rico the 51st state and is not a fair way to force statehood on a Commonwealth whose people may not want it. Furthermore, this may be an expensive proposition for the American people who are already on the hook for approximately $12.9 trillion in national debt.

This bill attempts to rig the voting process and denies the American people a real say on the issue of whether they want to allow Puerto Rico to be granted statehood. The fact of the matter is that Puerto Ricans have rejected statehood numerous times and this bill seems to have been written in a way to fast track statehood without a majority of Puerto Ricans favoring the idea. Furthermore, the people of the United States should be allowed a vote on whether they want to admit Puerto Rico as a new state. If the people of Puerto Rico can vote, the people of the United States should have a vote.


The American Peoples, will have no say in this process - with the exception of Puerto Rican - Americans...

WOW !!!

This bill, about to be voted on in the Senate, also allows for Puerto Rican - Americans to vote for or against it, as if they had any further right to vote on something that affects a country they left and acquired American citizenship from!


Glenn Beck’s dire warning of a vote tomorrow on making Puerto Rico a 51st State


Beck warns of a vote tomorrow that will pave the way for Puerto Rico becoming a 51st state. According to Heritage, it will give Puerto Rico 3 options to vote on:
“Independence: Puerto Rico should become fully independent from the United States;”
“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;” and,
“Statehood: Puerto Rico should be admitted as a State of the Union.”

This way instead of having a yes or no vote on statehood which would provide a clear majority, this tactic will allow for a plurality of people to perhaps vote for statehood without it being a true majority of the people. This is important because Puerto Rico has rejected statehood 4 times and without this type of tactic it would seem that they would vote again to reject statehood. There’s a provision in the bill that would allow Puerto Ricans who live in the US to vote on this as well, despite the fact that they are no longer residents of Puerto Rico, and I believe they number around 2.5 million.

So if Puerto Rico becomes a state, they must pay taxes (increased revenue for the US) and there’s a whole new voting population right there waiting to be exploited.

And all of it under our noses. This sounds like change we can believe in.


THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT APPARATUS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS OBVIOUSLY OUT OF LINE, AND NO LONGER A CONSTITUTIONALLY FUNCTIONING ONE!



Writing to your Congressman won't change anything.....

Voting a 'new' representative into office to replace the bad one, won't change anything.....

Appealing to Congress, will not change anything....

Filing a lawsuit in court, to try changing things, will not change anything.

Appealing to the United Nations, will not change anything. Actually, it may make things worse lol.

Appealing to the Hague Convention, will not change anything.

Begging the Vatican to amend it's ways, will not change anything...

H.R.2499
Title: Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009


There are many Americans here in the U.S. that are beginning to realize that there is only one method applicable, that will change anything. VIOLENCE.... A gun seems to be the only thing that at this point will change anything.

That seems to be a fast evolution of the truth people.

[edit on 29-4-2010 by DarkspARCS]




posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:48 AM
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More intentional obfuscation. Here is the reality of the vote in the HOUSE, not the senate (one of many errors in the OP):

blogs.ajc.com...



The U.S. House votes today on a bill that would let the citizens of Puerto Rico determine their future relationship with the United States, with one option possibly being that the island could become the 51st State.

But it will take more than one vote. The bill is H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009, which was introduced last October. It would set up a pair of votes to help determine what - if any - changes residents would like to make in their governing structure.

The first vote would be pretty simple, asking voters if they want things to stay the same or change. If the change option wins, then Puerto Ricans could vote on a series of different options in a second referendum.

"This bill does not exclude any viable status option," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), who is one of the few Republicans to advertise his/her support for the bill.


Best,
SN

P.S. Washington D.C. should also be granted statehood, as they deserve the 'taxation w/ representation' that the rest of us enjoy.

P.P.S. If you thinks this makes you some sort of a patriot, you might as well ask for 27 virgins in exchange for your desired mayheim:



There are many Americans here in the U.S. that are beginning to realize that there is only one method applicable, that will change anything. VIOLENCE.... A gun seems to be the only thing that at this point will change anything.




[edit on 4/29/2010 by skunknuts]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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Yes! Great thread and content!

This and all the illegal amnesty handed out.
What do you think this brings to the table more than conspiracy?

Votes.

Democratic votes.
Everyone who pays attention to the electoral process can clearly see that the hispanic population votes democratic. More than the majority, too.
The Republicans have been trying to get more hispanic democrats to switch sides for years.
With no success.

With the upcoming landslide victory for the right in november, the Dems will undoubtedly try anything they can to keep their voters.

Or find new ones.

FYI: This Immigration Reform combined with (If) Puerto Rico becomes a state, adds 30+ million new voters.

IF, they all become LEGAL citizens.


Who ever said there was no scheme to things?



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:21 PM
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What in the heck is with 27 virgins?... whatever ... thanks for the clarification. now, go back to loving ~your~ government.... and you can take your 27 virgins back, I'm content with my wife, but no thanks!



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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It is not the asking if they want to be a statehood, rather it is the question and how they are doing such that is wrong.
Before, the question that has been asked and voted on has been: Do you want to be a state.
Now it is: Are you happy with the statues quo?
Different question and it forces people to state yes or no, and backs them into a corner.
If you read the bill, it is an underhanded and sneaky way of getting them to be made into a state above what the citizens of the country of Puerto Rico wants.



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