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Independence for Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Libsmasher, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

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    It's traditional for US presidents to say the future of PR is up to it's inhabitants. Why should that be? PR is a drain on the US and is de facto a foreign country - time to cut 'em loose.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    land of 10,000 lakes and 2 senators again
    well that was so fact filled It is clear what we must do....ummmmmmm .
     
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    Andy Well-Known Member

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    We should cut them loose unless they wish to apply for statehood.
     
  4. Libsmasher

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    No, they're an economic drain to the US. Why should we sign up for an economic drain? Appeaser nutcases like to throw around the word "imperialist", but this is a remnant of the only actual US imperialist period, in the aftermath of the spanish-american war. When Cuba was a militarily strong soviet proxy, I wouldn't have suggested this - the cubans would have moved in and snapped them up in one gulp. Now that Cuba is just a pathetic backwater, it's time to call on PR to stand on its own two feet.
     
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