Glenn covers H.R. 2499, which he reports is to be voted on tomorrow. I have looked at both the Senate and House schedules and it is not listed on either. At this point, I can’t trust the congress as far as I can look at them, so they may have already sent it to be signed by the pResident by deeming it; who knows.
Anywhoooo – Glenn explains the problems with H.R. 2499 and how it opens the door to Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state even though they have voted against statehood on three different occasions. He explains how the progressives are using the ‘Tennessee Plan’ of forcing the issue of statehood to achieve statehood for the four million voters who now reside in this American territory. Glenn backs this plan up with facts from the very political party in Puerto Rico pushing this bill; The New Progressive Party. This party’s platform goals are to achieve statehood and ‘social justice’.
Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 – Full Text
Congressional Research Service Summary
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10/8/2009–Reported to House amended. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 – Authorizes the government of Puerto Rico: (1) to conduct a plebiscite giving voters the option to vote to continue Puerto Rico’s present political status or to have a different political status; (2) if a majority of ballots favor continuing the present status, to conduct additional such plebiscites every eight years; and (3) if a majority of ballots favor having a different status, to conduct a plebiscite on the options of becoming fully independent from the United States, forming with the United States a political association between sovereign nations that will not be subject to the Territorial Clause of the Constitution, or being admitted as a state of the Union. Prescribes the eligibility requirements for voting in the plebiscite. Requires the Puerto Rico State Elections Commission to: (1) certify plebiscite results to the President and Congress; and (2) ensure that all ballots used for the plebiscite include the full content of the ballot printed in English. Requires the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to pay all costs associated with such plebiscite (including the costs of printing, distribution, transportation, collection, and counting of all ballots).