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These Republicans Want to Sew a 51st Star On Our Flag

Puerto Rico Becoming our 51st Star?

Puerto Rico Becoming our 51st Star?

WASHINGTON: Last Thursday was like any other recent Thursday in Washington, Congress was up to no good. In case you missed it the House voted in favor of HR 2499, a stealth resolution to help the Democrats cement their power in Congress. It purportedly gave Puerto Rico the right to petition for statehood, a right they already had. Puerto Ricans have exercised that right twice already. They have held two public referendums which both declined statehood.

HR 2499’s real purpose was to force statehood onto the territory in order to give 2 more Senate seats and 6 more House seats to the Democrats. Regular readers of the NIP are already well informed. Jim Simpson laid out the details in an excellent analysis in his column on Thursday. We understand that many of our Congressmen have trouble with reading comprehension, that’s why they don’t read the bills. With them in mind we put up Glenn Beck’s video tutorial on the subject. Apparently too many Congressmen still didn’t understand what is at stake because the bill passed on Thursday.

We of course expected the Democrats to vote in lockstep for this power grab, but we were surprised that it was the Republicans who put it over the top. Without support from 39 Republicans this bill was doomed. Read more…

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Glenn Beck Calls Out Dems on Puerto Rico Power Grab

April 29th, 2010 No comments

WASHINGTON: A vote on HR 2499 is scheduled for today. This bill will eventually force Puerto Rico into statehood, giving Democrats 2 new senators and 6 or 7 new representatives. Glenn Beck explains the danger in this video from yesterday’s show. For an in-depth analysis of this issue, read today’s column by Jim Simpson. Call your representative today and protest. We need to flood their switchboards.

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Dems Stealing More Power, Force Puerto Rican Statehood Today

April 29th, 2010 No comments

James SimpsonJAMES SIMPSON: Apparently there is to be a vote later today on a bill regarding Puerto Rican statehood. They are calling it “non-binding” but it is not non-binding! It is a trap. The bill makes eventual Puerto Rican statehood a virtual certainty. This is despite the fact that statehood has been voted down repeatedly.The Puerto Rican people don’t want it!

But since when has that stopped the Left from ramming what they want down people’s throats? And why do they want it? The same reason they want everything, to further entrench their power. Statehood would mean two new senators, six or seven new representatives, and a whole slew of new voters. As’s Robert Moon points out:

Due to its dense population of poverty-stricken minorities, Puerto Rico can be counted on to vote overwhelmingly for Democrats and all their handouts, and their representation will also consequently outnumber that of 25 other existing U.S. states.

Meanwhile, with Puerto Ricans having an average income of less than half that of our poorest state, they will instantly become eligible for dozens of our welfare programs. Truckloads of taxpayer dollars will also have to be perpetually dumped into the territory, by federal law, to bring it up to American infrastructure and environmental standards.

Oh, and never mind us. We don’t get a say in this either. Puerto Rico, which doesn’t want statehood, is being forced to vote, while we American citizens, who have a vested interest in the outcome, will not be given the opportunity to vote! Simply incredible!

HR 2499, titled “A Bill, to provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico” follows a very devious, underhanded multi-step path to essentially force Puerto Rican voters to eventually adopt statehood. Here’s how. The bill first authorizes Puerto Rico to hold a vote where they are given the following two choices only: Read more…

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