House will vote on Puerto Rican Statehood soon.
Tell your Congressman to vote NO on the Democracy Act (H.R. 2499)
In April the House announced that it would move to consider a controversial bill that paves the way for U.S. territory Puerto Rico to become the !
Sponsored by delegate Pedro Pierluisi (D), the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) - which has reared its ugly head a number of times over the past few congresses but has yet to have any success - would require to hold a national referendum to decide if they want Puerto Rico to remain a self-governing U.S. commonwealth, or become the 51st state.
H.R. 2499 is stealth legislation designed to lead to the admission of Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico as the 51st state, thereby making us a de facto bilingual nation, like Canada . The U.S. Congress should not be forcing Puerto Ricans to vote on statehood, especially since the Puerto Rican people have rejected statehood three times since 1991!
Why we do not want Puerto Rico admitted as the 51st state:
- The U.S. would transform, overnight, into a bilingual nation. The Washington Times article, "Puerto Rican statehood," analyzes all the implications of adding a foreign language-speaking state to the Union .
- It would bring immediate demands for massive federal spending. The average income of Puerto Ricans is less than half that of our poorest state, and infrastructure and the environment are far below American standards.
- Puerto Rico is already a democracy.
- Statehood would give Puerto Rico more congressional representation than 25 of our 50 states! It would inevitably give Democrats two additional U.S. Senators and 6 to 8 additional Members of the House.
No Member of Congress who describes himself as a limited government, fiscal conservative should be casting a YEA vote for H.R. 2499, as Puerto Rican statehood would cause an immediate increase in federal expenditures, particularly for taxpayer-funded welfare state services.
Tell Congress not to override the wishes of Americans and Puerto Ricans who want to maintain the current commonwealth status of Puerto Rico by forcing a vote on rigged referenda!
Also click here to send an email to the chief of staff for these targets and ask them to please explain why their boss is supporting this bill and stating that you want them to vote NO. Just a few emails from their own constituents would be enough to change a YES vote to a NO vote. To see the entire list click below:
*Even if you think you have a solid conservative representing your district, please contact him and tell him to vote NO.
For More Information:
LISTEN to Phyllis Schlafly's 3-minute radio commentary on why the Puerto Rico Statehood bill must be defeated.
Puerto Rico's "Nuclear Option" on Statehood Roll Call 4/20/2010
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Thanks for taking action!
Frank G Simon, MD, Director
American Family Association of Kentucky
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