Friday, November 9, 2012
Puerto Rico has opted for statehood. The vote was not overwhelming and is non-binding. Puerto Rico still has a ways to go before they are ready for statehood in my opinion. I also think they are a little small. They may want to combine with the American Virgin Islands to make a larger state, since the American Virgin Islands are very small.
Crime and poerty in Puerto Rico are very high. Those two problems should be corrected before they become a state. It's part of how they are able to govern themselves, is how they are able to maintain order and serve the needs of their people.
Long term I am okay with Puerto Rico becoming a state. Before they do, I think they should have a simple Yes or No up or down binding vote of the people to insure they really want to make the change. It should not happen because a few people want it to happen; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.