posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 07:23 PM
Aye yi yi....where to start with this.....My mother is Puerto Rican. Her parents came from Spain. When you go to PR, it is like another country
entirely. The Spanish influence runs very deep there. The fact that it is a US Territory is only because a piece of paper says so. Yes they can
vote in US national elections and they use US money, but that's where the similarity ends.
The children there learn English as a second language, but don't ever expect them to make it their first language, because it's just not going to
happen. The vast majority do not want to become a US state, and there is a sizable majority that wants independence, but most of them are content to
have US protection but they keep their identity separate. Since the first Spanish settlement in 1508, it's been Spanish (much to the chagrin of the
Taino Indians that were already there).
For Santorum to suggest that these people reverse 500 years of Spanish culture in order to assimilate into the quagmire that is the United States is
just lame. Heck, we can't even get a bunch of people in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to speak English.
I'm pretty sure that "Santorum" is Latin for "brain dead".