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Last night (Tuesday) on his TV show, Glenn Beck dropped another bombshell — on Thursday, Contact us
Congress will take up a bill to make Puerto Rico a state. Why is our Congress doing this now?
Secretly? Quickly? If it hadn’t been for one of Beck’s “Refounders” (a Congressional insider), would
we even know about this? Why is this important to you and me?

Well, the word is out, and my local 9-12/Tea party organization sent this out this morning. First thing
to hit my mailbox, in fact…

There is a bill to make Puerto Rico a state. Again, they are trying to pull one over on us and on Puerto LIVE TALK ON TWITTER
Ricans, who have consistently said they do not want to become a state. Read below for more
information (from Eagle Forum). This was also discussed by Rep Tom Price on a conference call
yesterday.
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* The U.S. would transform, overnight, into a bilingual nation. At least half of Puerto Ricans do not ACORN
speak English, the language of our U.S. Constitution and founding documents. The Washington
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Times article, “Puerto Rican statehood,” analyzes all the implications of adding a foreign language-
speaking state to the Union. Coffee and Markets
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* It would bring immediate demands for massive federal spending. The average income of Puerto
Ricans is less than half that of our poorest state, and infrastructure and the environment are far Culture
below American standards. Puerto Rico has a population with a median national income of $17,741, Defense
nearly a third of that for the U.S.
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* Puerto Rico is already a democracy. Despite the bill’s deceptive title, Puerto Rico already has an Economics
elected government and exists as a self-governed commonwealth of the U.S.
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* Statehood would give Puerto Rico more congressional representation than 25 of our 50 states! It Environment
would inevitably give Democrats two additional U.S. Senators and 6 to 8 additional Members of the
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H.R. 2499 is stealth legislation designed to lead to the admission of Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico Featured Story
as the 51st state, thereby making us a de facto bilingual nation, like Canada. The U.S. Congress Federal Spending
should not be forcing Puerto Ricans to vote on statehood, especially since the Puerto Rican people
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have rejected statehood three times since 1991!
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No Member of Congress who describes himself as a limited government, fiscal conservative should
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be casting a YEA vote for H.R. 2499, as Puerto Rican statehood would cause an immediate increase
in federal expenditures, particularly for taxpayer-funded welfare state services. History
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Sponsored by Puerto Rican delegate Pedro Pierluisi (D), the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499)
– which has reared its ugly head a number of times over the past few congresses but has yet to Local Government
have any success – would require Puerto Ricans to hold a national referendum to decide if they want Media Criticism
Puerto Rico to remain a self-governing U.S. commonwealth, or become the 51st state.
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The referendum would be set up as two plebiscites which would effectively deceive Puerto Ricans Obama
into voting for statehood. In the first round of votes, the Puerto Rican people would be given the
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choice between remaining a U.S. territory and “pursuing a different political status.” If the majority
votes to maintain the status quo, this bill would require that Puerto Rico vote on this same issue Political Humor
every eight years. Politics
If the majority votes for “different status,” a second round of votes would be held where Puerto Pork Report
Ricans would choose either statehood or independence-the status quo of “U.S. territory” would not Regulation
even be an option! In other words, the two ballots would be rigged to favor the outcome of statehood,
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overriding the wishes of Americans and Puerto Ricans who want to maintain the current
commonwealth status. State Politics
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ANNE - April 28th, 2010 at 12:08 pm Big Hollywood
They did the same to Ireland. Made them vote a few times until they got the vote they wanted which was a “yes” to Bill O’Reilly
the EU – weird how they got the “yes” vote but that’s another story. One must remember whose in the background
of this administration. They’re called Czars but they’re rally NGO’s who have a direct line to the UN. The EU are full Black & Right
of unelected bureaucrats aka NGO’ers who make 99% of the laws for all of Europe. I don’t know if anyone has Blackfive
visited recently but their draconian laws have now infiltrated INTO PEOPLES HOMES on the excuse that it’s to do BlogsLucianneLoves.com
with the environment. The “green police” squad, using the environment as their vehicle, now have the authority to
enter any home they suspect are not adhering to NGO/UN laws aka Agenda21 aka Club of Rome and their two Bloomberg
sister entities. Many of the people don’t realize how much they’re controlled as it happened so insidiously. I’m Boston Globe
originally from there and see the encroachment quite clearly. This is already happening in the USA. Research the Breitbart.com
farmers, fishermen, loggers, eminent domain, conservationists aka sustainable development and be aware of
what’s been happening in increments but which has now being accelerated since obama and the EPA. They really Breitbart.tv
don’t need cap n’ trade just cap n’ tax with the emphasis on the tax. The EU need our dollars to complete their C-SPAN
takeover and to continue it here. Camille Paglia
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C CRAMER - April 28th, 2010 at 12:30 pm Chicago Tribune


This was introduced in May of 2009. Why the fits of apoplexy now? Also “First Plebiscite- The Government of Puerto Christian Science Monitor
Rico is authorized to conduct a plebiscite”. Note the word authorized, not required. Christopher Hitchens
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