On Election Day, the citizens of Puerto Rico made history. For the first time, they voted for statehood.
D.C. and Puerto Rico should become the 51st and 52nd states. I really don’t care about the order — just that they both get in.
Mark Plotkin, The Washington Post
The writer is the political analyst for WTTG-TV (Fox 5 News).
For the first time a majority of voters in Puerto Rico, 61 percent, have said they prefer statehood over their current status. Unless they change their minds, in due course the island should be admitted to the Union as the 51st state…
Welcoming Puerto Rico to the union would be a nice start.
Puerto Rican statehood
By Boston Herald Editorial Staff
Sunday, November 25, 2012
American citizens — the people of Puerto Rico — have spoken. They deserve another, clearer, definitive ballot — and soon.
Once those results are in, let’s all figure out what to do about it.
David Royston Patterson
is a literary agent at Foundry Literary + Media in New York.
OPINION – Will Puerto Rico Be America’s 51st State?
Published: November 24, 2012
The New York Times
Puerto Rico’s statehood bid has to be approved by the U.S. Congress, and there are a host of reasons why it should be granted.
Why the Murder of ‘Macho’ Camacho Underscores the Case for Puerto Rican Statehood
By Tim Padgett Nov. 25, 2012
Besides, the place seems like it should be a state anyway. It has its own flair, like any state does, but it also has American traditions like baseball, elected government, political speech, capitalistic beliefs and cherished rights and liberties. There are Puerto Ricans all over our pop culture, from Jose Feliciano to Jennifer Lopez and from Joaquin Phoenix to Jimmy Smits.
We’ll see what happens in 2014, but I would bet that before 2022, our country has 51 states.
Puerto Rico should become the 51st state
By Tim Engstrom
A group of Ohio House Democrats wants Congress to move quickly and grant statehood to Puerto Rico, which has been a U.S. possession since the Spanish-American War ended in 1898. The Ohioans do not say where the star should go on a redesigned American flag, but they said statehood would “respect the rights of self-governance through consent of the governed of our fellow United States citizens residing in Puerto Rico.”
Ohio Democrats Push for Puerto Rico Statehood
State Rep. Alicia Reece only local legislator listed as co-sponsor
November 29th, 2012 By Bill Sloat | Politics/Issues | Posted In: News, Foreign Relations, Democrats, Republicans, Congress
“Puerto Rico sigue avanzando en la lucha por la estadidad y los derechos que tanto anhelamos como pueblo. La Juventud Republicana Nacional al ver los resultados de la voluntad aclamada por los puertorriqueños el pasado 6 de noviembre, quiso unirse a ese reclamo y lo dejó plasmado en una resolución. El organismo que representa a la Juventud Republicana en los Estados Unidos lo dejó claramente establecido: Puerto Rico tiene el derecho de ser admitido como el Estado 51 de la Nación americana”
Juventud Republicana Nacional apoya estadidad para Puerto Rico
30 de abril de 2013 – Vocero.com
Lo aprobaron unánimemente en una resolución