Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.
Congress to slip Puerto Rico Statehood under the American people's radar.

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.
SPREAD THE WORD. DEMS TO SLIP THIS PASSED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

4 comments:

Christopher said...

Ya gotta love the name 'Democracy Act'???

Just like the 'Fairness Doctrine', a contradiction in terms.

RightKlik said...

Another shameless power grab. No rest for weary patriots.

Mark Adams said...

Christopher, you can tell this bill was introduced by the left, when they refer to it as a 'Democracy', when it's a piece of legislation for statehood in to the "republic" Boy they sure like to think we are all some kind of freaken idiots.

Mark Adams said...

You got that right, RK. No rest for us patriots. Kind makes you feel like the founders fighting for their sovereignty, doesn't it?