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Santorum to Puerto Rico: Make English your 'principal language'

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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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reply to post by JibbyJedi
 


Santorum is such an embarrassment to the Republican party. If he actually get's the nomination it'll be a sad day for America.




posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:50 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by InfoKartel
reply to post by Lionhearte
 


You are also an ignorant Christian so add that to the bias as well...


PS.

Before you reply(because I don't like to talk to ignorant people), how much Xenophobia is there amongst Christians such as yourself? Also, how many of you suffer of a delusional superiority complex? Ow but those are ad hominems right? Unlike your weasel like attempt to smear Spanish speaking people.


I'm of both Mexican and Russian descent, born and raised in America. I speak English, Russian, and Spanish fluently. I think, logically speaking, you're the one who is being ignorant. I think I'm actually being rather practical. English is the predominant and required language in international communications. If you wish to refute this, please do. I'd love to hear what you come up with, even though it will be wrong



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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We have so many different languages spoken here, but english ties us all together.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Those who are college educated are snobs.................check

Wants me to refer to plants when considering the dangers of abundant CO2 in the atmosphere........................check

Wants Puerto Ricans to have English as their official language.........................check

Believes Jesus will solve all of America's problems while supporting the idea of destroying Iran...............check

Womens sole purpose is baking and breeding.....................check


This man is the epitome of the crazy conservative.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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Whenever I hear Santorum speak, I vividly imagine him on one knee clutching his broadsword by the hilt as it is pointed into the ground, the other arm clasping his helmet against his side, his chain mail slightly muddied underneath the tabard that bears an elaborate cross, and his signature intense look of disgust on his face to ruin the imagery.

I see him as a religious zealot. A crusader. And in a movie he'd be pretty bad ass.

But not as the President of the United States.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:34 AM
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I'm starting to think hes a paid troll, the things he says are ridiculous.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by Lionhearte

Originally posted by InfoKartel
reply to post by Lionhearte
 


You are also an ignorant Christian so add that to the bias as well...


PS.

Before you reply(because I don't like to talk to ignorant people), how much Xenophobia is there amongst Christians such as yourself? Also, how many of you suffer of a delusional superiority complex? Ow but those are ad hominems right? Unlike your weasel like attempt to smear Spanish speaking people.


I'm of both Mexican and Russian descent, born and raised in America. I speak English, Russian, and Spanish fluently. I think, logically speaking, you're the one who is being ignorant. I think I'm actually being rather practical. English is the predominant and required language in international communications. If you wish to refute this, please do. I'd love to hear what you come up with, even though it will be wrong


1. Puerto Rico is not a state, it's a US territory, much like Guam.
2. Most of the people there speak BOTH English and Spanish. Therefore they do know and speak English, Spanish just happens to be an accepted language on an island that ( shocker) has many people of Hispanic descent.
3. I don't think your religion has anything to do with it, but you do sound somewhat ignorant.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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If I was a American citizen, I would have definitely voted for Santorum. I genuinely want to see how end of the world would be like.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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The most ridiculous part is that the MSM shows you the footage, they may even talk about it a little bit. If you're lucky they'll have a rep and dem chime in about it. And he still continues to trudge ahead. Talk about the little engine that could. It would be comical if it wasn't all so...stupid



posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Your post made my day.

Seriously everyday when I think Rick can't possibly say something dumber, he amazes me. Watching his speeches makes me laugh. The amount of votes he his isn't funny, apparently people really do support this guy and want him to be president. That scares me.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
Rick Santorum plays with dead babies.


OK, that was uncalled for. Seriously, man. That was disgusting.

/TOA



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 06:36 AM
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I'm a bit puzzled. Is your reaction to RealSpoke because of "plays with"? Or...
Do you know he brought his dead baby home to show the family?



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Totally incorrect. Support for independence is practically non-existent. In the last 2 general elections the independence party got so few votes they actually lost their status as a registered party.

45-50% support the New Progressive Party which is pro-US statehood.
45-50% support the Popular Democratic Party which is split between pro-status quo as it is and pro-increased autonomy while still remaining a US territory. The party's current (and traditional) position is they support Puerto Rico remaining a US territory under the current arrangement.
2-5% support the various Puerto Rican independence parties most of which are either socialist or outright Marxist-Leninist.
edit on 20-3-2012 by ChrisF231 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 11:46 AM
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Before anyone stars my post, be sure to read the whole thing.

I hate Rick Santorum. I think he is a freakin psycho and a complete idiot who is way too obsessed with what I do with my body, my time, and what choices I make. I think all he truly wants is to force his version of "morality" down the throats of everyone and force people to live according to what he and his religion thinks is best. For that reason, I hate the guy. I think he can take his morality and have a homoerotic moment with it.........


That being said, what I hate more is when people nit pick at the stupidest things and force me to actually defend this freakin idiot which is exactly what I am going to do now.

#1. The topic of a Nationally recognized language is a hot button issue.

#2. Puerto Rico is a US Commonwealth

#3. Anyone who believes that the US should recognize English as a National Language would have to realize that such an issue would obviously effect places that are US Territories.

So for those 3 reasons alone, I don't think what he is suggesting is really all that screwed up. Many people think English should be the National Language of the United States of America. If Santorum had said this in Oklahoma, no one would be talking about it. Instead he said in Puerto Rico which is a known Spanish speaking place. However, Puerto Rico is not a US State, it is a Commonwealth. If Puerto Rico truly wanted Statehood, and the US wants to make English the National Language, it stands to reason that someone would suggest that the Country make English it's "principle language". It's not rocket science.

As far as the "Ask Plants how dangerous CO2 is"... he makes a very basic point that I think some of you missed. Plants take in CO2 and release Oxygen. That is his point. He is saying the science of Climate change is wrong, which I actually happen to agree with.

If CO2 were really such a big deal and the primary reason for what is happening to our climate, we would not still be chopping down forest left and right and stripping them of their resources. It is a very basic concept to grasp. If we are going to tax people, create carbon credits, and continue on with this whole "go green" silliness, wouldn't we also stop doing the destructive things to our environment that aid in the build up of CO2?

Instead we don't see that. Does anyone really believe that we can continue cut down the trees all over the world, but by creating new taxes and changing some light bulbs we can stop CO2 emissions?



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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I am not a believer in most of the surveys out there, they are often biased and not scientific. I know many Puerto Ricans and have been to the island. I can assure that most native Puerto Ricans do NOT want to be a US state.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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I really cannot wait for this guy to finally be in charge of your country. It is going to be the most hillarious thing I will have ever seen.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Puerto Rico is more or less evenly split between supporters of statehood and supporters of the territorial Commonwealth status quo with the balance being decided by the handful who do support independence. If they support independence so strongly then why has it never gotten more than 5% of the vote in any of the 3 referendums? Why has the Independence Party never held more than 1 or 2 seats at a time in the Senate and House? If it is so popular then how did they get so few votes they are no longer even a registered party?

The Puerto Rico of 2012 (of which I am a regular visitor) is more or less permanently linked with the United States.
edit on 20-3-2012 by ChrisF231 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Puerto Rican's don't want to pay Federal Income tax therefore do not want to be a state. Most are happy with their commonwealth status but there are a significant number of native PRs who live off the beaten trial who want to be their independent country. Where was the survey conducted, San Juan? NY, NY?

Seriously ask someone who is from Puerto Rico on what they think about becoming a state. Someone with PR heritage living in New York does not count.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Most Puerto Ricans make too little to have to pay Federal income taxes anyways. As it is 49.5% of those on the mainland don't pay Federal income taxes either.

Also are you aware that the pro-statehood New Progressive Party holds a super-majority in the House and Senate as well as most of the municipal mayors offices?
Governor: NPP
Territorial Senate: 21 NPP, 9 PDP
Territorial House of Representatives: 37 NPP, 14 PDP

The days of Munoz Marin and the unopposed Popular Democratic Party one party state are long over




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