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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Why Puerto Rican Statehood Matters So Much Right Now

The Atlantic


If Ben Carson becomes president, he plans to add one more star
to the American flag.

During a New Progressive Party rally in Puerto Rico, Carson said,
“Mis hermanos Americanos, my campaign is built around the pre-
mise of ‘We the People,’ and through such lens, I view the state-
hood question in Puerto Rico as settled."

Carson isn’t the first, or only, Republican candidate to support gran-
ting statehood to Puerto Rico. Both Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have
previously voiced their support, likely in hopes that it will endear them
to the growing numbers of Hispanic voters...[CONTINUE READING]

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