Maria Rosario
Maria Rosario

Sory, althought in the United States I vote republican and am a defender of patriotic American [ anglo] values.. my thoughts change when it comes to Puerto Rico, a colony since 1493, first with Spain, where we get our language, culture. [ part of ,, we are our own peole, unique ] religion, and what makes us who we are in this world! so voting fpr the American president is not a paramount for me, what is important for me is the descolonization of puerto rico, under the United States flag...

Sory, althought in the United States I vote republican and am a defender of patriotic American [ anglo] values.. my thoughts change when it comes to Puerto Rico, a colony since 1493, first with Spain, where we get our language, culture. [ part of ,, we are our own peole, unique ] religion, and what makes us who we are in this world! so voting fpr the American president is not a paramount for me, what is important for me is the descolonization of puerto rico, under the United States flag since 1898, we are an Hispanic people , of the new world, a mix to this side of the world, of native [ taino Indian] European and African roots... so we are Unique , The United states must stand up and resolcve our status quo,, it is in the documebt of The Treaty Of Paris 1898, that congress of the United States is the sole decicion maker of puerto ricos political and civil status.. so while I rrespect the laws and views of the United States government [ now with this adminstration Iam uneasy] Iam for the descolonization of puerto rico.. we have the right to be free, an ally to the United States, but on different ground.. not under colonization.. or under statehood.. I believe communist China is moving forward on expansion,, I do not want puerto rico to fall under chinese hands.. It happened in 1898, when Spain lost the war and ceded most of the territories[ provinces] , if we do not take care of puerto ricos civil, political status , puerto rico will be doomed when China rises... it is there.. we can not deny this.. I welcome this in this era, I want puerto rico as an all to the united States.. before the dragon enters.. So I can not sign this pledge,,, Important to me is the descolonization, then we can deal with other issues... We are in a very volatile world, right now north Korea is threatening the United States,, Obama isa in silence,, Listen Puerto rico can be traded, ceded under our present political situation,, this can not wait.. Where is our dignity? The United States fought for thir independence from the British, this I respect.. Freedom is what makes peole great...

Stephanie De Ayala-Larragoiti
Stephanie De Ayala-Larragoiti
  • Maria Rosario

Remember Haiti. I agree. Please add me on FB. I will send request.

Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
  • Maria Rosario

Stephanie De Ayala-Larragoiti -I never looked at stuff like that.....your not the first person I have heard say about the Chinese and the dragon. it is kind if scarry. Maybe I should move there. I love the beach and have heard it is beautiful there.

Wayne Silverman
Wayne Silverman
  • Maria Rosario

are you saying that PR should be an independent country? Now I'm confused.

Angel R. Rivera
Angel R. Rivera
  • Maria Rosario

Hypocritical thinking at its best. Living in a State and voting (against your self) and wanting PR to be independent. You are the lowest of the low.

Eduardo Altoran
Eduardo Altoran
  • Maria Rosario

Same for you Angelito, do not use the American dollar and ask for PR passport and for last do not escribas en Ingles

Mike Wadas
Mike Wadas

...are you willing to start paying federal income tax in exchange for the right to vote?

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Mike Wadas

Yes. Especially since there are 50% of Americans living on the mainland who don't pay taxes (loopholes, poverty) who still get to vote for President. Residents of Puerto Rico already do pay taxes but, even if they didn't, my point is that ALL Americans should have equal voting rights...

Mike Wadas
Mike Wadas
  • Mike Wadas

...and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution....at least we can't blame Puerto Rico for the present situation we are in. Even with the wealth of information we can get from the internet i.e. voting records, candid caught on tape/Youtube uploads...we are still voting blind. We need to focus on our economy, and foreign policy, and stop covering them up with social issues.

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo
  • Mike Wadas

Correct Mike Wadas, they are already paying every other tax, so just add the Federal tax and bring this commonwealth into State recognition, and problem solved. Not sure how Washington, D.C. isn't a state, yet they are allowed to vote? All very confusing, eh? lol..

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Mike Wadas

Exactly! Why was the 23rd Amendment added to the U.S. Constitution for the benefit of D.C. residents being granted full voting rights but they won't do the same thing for Puerto Rico? That's EXACTLY what my petition is asking the U.S. Congress to consider...

Andres Reyes
Andres Reyes

Well i am all for it also serving in the US Army in the 70`s, yas how come we can serve in the arm forces, and pay Social Security here in the Island and we can't vote for our Commander and Chief. Or our have Congress manor Senators. Its a real shame that this is going on in 2013.

Yolanda Acevedo
Yolanda Acevedo

Totally agree with you on this issue.

John Dodds
John Dodds

It seems to me that Puerto Ricans do not vote in any U.S. election! Right, now Julia Torres wants that P.R.s be allowed to vote for a U.S. President. Surely Puerto ricans should be involved in State voting first before going for the "Big One!" If this means becoming a U.S.State then ask the Peurto Ricans if they want it! This is from a British point of view without an Axe to grind!

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo
  • John Dodds

ahh, but you're wrong, they DO vote, just not for President.

Kari K Burden-Dorris
Kari K Burden-Dorris

Would have been nice if all military was able to vote, my son wasn't given the chance

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Kari K Burden-Dorris

Please share the story of your son...

Denise Giuliano
Denise Giuliano

Fuck. Them, they get welfare,methadone,they can't even speak. English, no education,in

Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
  • Denise Giuliano

It doesn't take much education to be prejudice against others, or to cuss others out, and the way you write, you don't seem to know much about the English language yourself.

Denise Giuliano
Denise Giuliano
  • Denise Giuliano

You can't dress yourself' I am older I've been every where, 1st the U.S asked PR to become a state,they said. No thanks you fixed PR we want to be by our selfs !

Denise Giuliano
Denise Giuliano
  • Denise Giuliano

I LOVE they become a state, but PR wants to be by themselves!

Denise Giuliano
Denise Giuliano
  • Denise Giuliano

Good night and have a better tomorrow! FRANK n

Susana Rodriguez
Susana Rodriguez
  • Denise Giuliano

Denise Puerto Rico does not have welfare that's subsidized by the federal government. We speak English and have been part of this country since before you family probably got here (1898). We have fought in every war since and lost the most men to Vietnam when compared to other states. With regard to being older I am not that young either Denise hand have traveled all over the US and the world. For your information half of the country voted yes this time. The US is not prepared to take...

Denise Puerto Rico does not have welfare that's subsidized by the federal government. We speak English and have been part of this country since before you family probably got here (1898). We have fought in every war since and lost the most men to Vietnam when compared to other states. With regard to being older I am not that young either Denise hand have traveled all over the US and the world. For your information half of the country voted yes this time. The US is not prepared to take such a huge undertaking at the moment and are trying to figure it out. You really need to educate yourself.

Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
  • Denise Giuliano

Thank You Susanna, I am not trying to be rude to Denise but none of us have a right to put down a whole culture of people and its close to my heart because I grew up with a lot of Puerto Ricans and As a whole they are beautiful, hardworking people that make you feel like family no matter what race you are. I love all people unless they give me reasons not to. There is plenty of people that are uneducated, lazy, on welfare, on methadone doing drugs around their kids, Cooking Meth in their...

Thank You Susanna, I am not trying to be rude to Denise but none of us have a right to put down a whole culture of people and its close to my heart because I grew up with a lot of Puerto Ricans and As a whole they are beautiful, hardworking people that make you feel like family no matter what race you are. I love all people unless they give me reasons not to. There is plenty of people that are uneducated, lazy, on welfare, on methadone doing drugs around their kids, Cooking Meth in their houses with their kids in their houses breathing in the poison and most of them around this part of the country are white. I'm originally from NY so I have been around all people and there is good and bad in all. People that are ignorant like her really get under my skin.

Nelson Martinez Candelario
Nelson Martinez Candelario
  • Denise Giuliano

iTALIANO DE MIERDA TU MADRE VINO DE ITALIA CON PULGAS , TUVIERON QUE ECHARLES AGUA CALIENTE EN STATE ISLA, PR TIENE MAS ESTUDIANTES EN las UNIVERSIDADES QUE USA%, y el 80 % no habla english por resitencia NACIONAL , SOMOS Y SEREMOS UNA NACION LATINOAMERICANA , Y EL WELFARE , LAS ARMAS Y LA PORQUERIA DE DROGAS VIENE DE USA,EL WLFARE LO TRAJERON PARA PODERNOS TENERNOS DOMINADOS, USA ES EL MAS GRANDE CONSUMIDOR DE DROGAS Y LOS ITALIANOS LA MAS CONOCIDOS MAFIOSOS Y LADRONES DEL MUNDO.

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iTALIANO DE MIERDA TU MADRE VINO DE ITALIA CON PULGAS , TUVIERON QUE ECHARLES AGUA CALIENTE EN STATE ISLA, PR TIENE MAS ESTUDIANTES EN las UNIVERSIDADES QUE USA%, y el 80 % no habla english por resitencia NACIONAL , SOMOS Y SEREMOS UNA NACION LATINOAMERICANA , Y EL WELFARE , LAS ARMAS Y LA PORQUERIA DE DROGAS VIENE DE USA,EL WLFARE LO TRAJERON PARA PODERNOS TENERNOS DOMINADOS, USA ES EL MAS GRANDE CONSUMIDOR DE DROGAS Y LOS ITALIANOS LA MAS CONOCIDOS MAFIOSOS Y LADRONES DEL MUNDO.

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Denise Giuliano
Denise Giuliano
  • Denise Giuliano

I am the person who co writes on Denise f/b My name is frank I am married 18 yrs AUG. Well I am. Very sorry if I. Hurt any P.R. Feelings, I was in Vietnam , yes there were a lot of P.R. Troops they did Fight against the Vietcong and died for this country! I Stand and salute each and every. Troop that died in vain for a people's who we could not trust . Plus my grandaughter is 1/2 P.R. I am truly sorry.

Ana Montañez
Ana Montañez
  • Denise Giuliano

To much information ,just delete it and for get about it.

Doris Cardona
Doris Cardona
  • Denise Giuliano

Denise G......Spanish is the language in PR although the majority of the people speak English it's not mandatory. Whatever help they get from the government they deserve it. After all, they shed their blood, limbs and loose their lives for your freedom and mine. Deal with it.

Julia Torres
Julia Torres

Please sign my petition seeking to secure the presidential vote for our fellow American citizens claiming residency on the island of Puerto Rico. The time has come to cease the disenfranchisement of more than 2 million eligible voters (already legal American citizens!) who cannot currently vote for their own Commander in Chief. Please also contact your member of Congress at (202) 224-3121 to urge acknowledgement of this petition effort and to request that they grant equal voting rights to...

Please sign my petition seeking to secure the presidential vote for our fellow American citizens claiming residency on the island of Puerto Rico. The time has come to cease the disenfranchisement of more than 2 million eligible voters (already legal American citizens!) who cannot currently vote for their own Commander in Chief. Please also contact your member of Congress at (202) 224-3121 to urge acknowledgement of this petition effort and to request that they grant equal voting rights to all Americans! God Bless America. Thank you. NEWYORICANGIRL

Carolyn Gloucester Valentine
Carolyn Gloucester Valentine
  • Julia Torres

perhaps U need to add to this, sign the petition for voting rights and for statehood for PR. I signed it thinking statehood for PR was in this.

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Julia Torres

Hi! Thank you for the feedback. My petition is dedicated only to the creation of an amendment which would grant American citizens claiming residency in P.R. the right to vote for President of the United States. My family in Puerto Rico has raised me to respect their belief that I shouldn't speak out about statehood because I don't live there and it is a self-determination issue. BUT, they are very happy with what I'm doing here! Thanks for your support. I'd be grateful if you'd please share my petition. NEWYORICANGIRL.COM

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Julia Torres

Okay, deal. But, please be nice, Quico. Any positive attention we can bring to the disenfranchisement of our people and our island is a good thing and that's what I'm trying to do here. Let's work together, okay? :)

Maria Rosario
Maria Rosario
  • Julia Torres

Listen if the United States had wanted statehood for PR a l9ng time ago it would of happened,, so forget this ,, Descolonization is a must... Everything else comes second.

Maria Rosario
Maria Rosario
  • Julia Torres

Second class American citizens,,, look at the font head lines, Julia,, You throw words around with out regards to the meanings,, sorry to sit on your face, the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOES NOT WANT PUERTO RICO AS A STATE1 Got it??

Stephanie De Ayala-Larragoiti
Stephanie De Ayala-Larragoiti
  • Julia Torres

Julia Torres I think this is a self determination issue. However, there are Puerto Ricans in the US. basically stuck in limbo who take a strong stance for or against based upon our experiences. Some just choose to keep quiet because of unwanted attention and discrimination either way (from their own fellow PRs or USA locals). This is my opinion. Your mother is a wise woman. I do choose to say that I do not think PR should be a state at this time but this is based upon my own...

Julia Torres I think this is a self determination issue. However, there are Puerto Ricans in the US. basically stuck in limbo who take a strong stance for or against based upon our experiences. Some just choose to keep quiet because of unwanted attention and discrimination either way (from their own fellow PRs or USA locals). This is my opinion. Your mother is a wise woman. I do choose to say that I do not think PR should be a state at this time but this is based upon my own experiences. Thus I agree that it is something that should be left to a vote for all Puerto Ricans born in PR or PR residents of PR.

Chloe Belle De Vil
Chloe Belle De Vil
  • Julia Torres

Carolyn if Puerto Rico becomes a State read the real story behind Hawaii. Hawaii became a State by Military Invasion. I never ever want to see Puerto Rico as a State. It will lose all it's culture. Hawaii is an ILLEGAL State brought in my Military Brute Force.

Angel R. Rivera
Angel R. Rivera
  • Julia Torres

You cannot have a presidential vote in a US territory, its unconstitutional. Sorry to tell you but you are misguided.

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Julia Torres

The 23rd Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution to accommodate the residents of the District of Columbia so they could vote for President of the United States. They are not a state. So, why shouldn't we be asking the U.S. Congress to debate a 28th Amendment allowing EVERY American citizen - regardless of where they live - from voting?

Wilson Barris Planell
Wilson Barris Planell

Star 51 as soon as possible.

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Wilson Barris Planell

Nylsa, my petition has NOTHING to do with statehood. It only asks that every legal American citizen be granted the same exact voting rights. I'm sure you agree that every American should be treated equally. Thank you.

Ferdinand Cordero
Ferdinand Cordero
  • Wilson Barris Planell

YES WILSON SEE IF YOU LOOSE THAT BAGGIE AS SOO ASPSIBLE TO MAKE IT THING BETTER WIHT YOUR HEAD NO WIHT YOUR BELY FAT BAG

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Wilson Barris Planell

This petition has NOTHING to do with the statehood issue! PLEASE stick with it's mission to help all Americans secure the same voting rights. And, NO rude comments will be tolerated. Otherwise, I'll have to report you to this website. Thank you.

Helen Finelt
Helen Finelt
  • Wilson Barris Planell

Nylsa you are wrong. Puerto Rico is a state and should be They are Americans just like us. We are all the same. U.S. is also corrupt. WHY IS THE U.S.A. HELPING EGYPT THEY ARE CORRUPT, Middle East is getting plenty money from the U.S. thanks to the one in the oval office.

Richard Salter
Richard Salter
  • Wilson Barris Planell

sweetie Puerto Rico is not a State its a U.S Territory

Richard Salter
Richard Salter
  • Wilson Barris Planell

Julia Torres although your post doesnt mention Statehood THATS the only way Puerto Ricans (from the island) will be able to vote outside the primaries! Like a lot of people were saying..if you want full voting rights then move to one of the 50 states.

Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
Lani Nunyabiznez Esau
  • Wilson Barris Planell

That should not be a requirement though. If the military can recruit there than there is no reason they should not be able to vote with everyone else.....( if stuff wasn't corrupt in this country)

Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

We are wy past due to have the same equality to vote, since we are Americans and a commonwealth of this nation. It's a no brainier. We are still treated worst than any other minority!

Edgar Nazario
Edgar Nazario
  • Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

We are citisens of the USA so our vote is IMPORTANT!Ush!

Susana Rodriguez
Susana Rodriguez
  • Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

No brainer??? we have to be a state first (which we've been asked to vote for so many times and have said no). It's not right to want the right to vote for the President and not pay Federal Taxes. Let's do it right are not treated worse. I have cousins who attended Ive League university on Federal Tuition aid.

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo
  • Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

As far as I know it's the Puerto Ricans who don't live on the mainland who don't want to be a 'state'. I heard on the news there was a vote that took place recently where the majority of the voters in Puerto Rico voted to be a state. Congress has never denied any commonwealth, it's just a matter of the people who live in Puerto Rico to file and become a state. Pay the rest of the taxes and get full benefits. Makes sense to me. More Puerto Ricans live on the mainland than they do in Puerto Rico anyway!

Julia Torres
Julia Torres
  • Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

I am headed to the U.S. Congress in a few weeks with a delegation from Puerto Rico who are concerned that the Congress is not taking the recent vote seriously enough. Also, my petition here has nothing to do with statehood but rather the belief that ALL American citizens should have equal voting rights no matter where they choose to live. I would appreciate your support. Thank you.

Benny Cataquet
Benny Cataquet
  • Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

Susana Rodriguez please check the Congresional Budget Office, and you will see that many many puertorican in Puerto Rico pay federal taxes and also they also claimed in their tax refunds....every year!

Jesus Rodriguez-Cumba
Jesus Rodriguez-Cumba
  • Nydia Nidi Jones Crespo

Ladies and Gentlemen, all Citizens of the USA have the right to vote for the President and all Federal elected officials. The issue at hand is the Electoral College, only States are capable in accordance with article II, section 1 of the Constitution to create Electoral Colleges in their respective States by appointing Electors. One Elector for every Representative and Senator. These electors are charged with the Constitutional responsibility to cast their ballots based on general...

Ladies and Gentlemen, all Citizens of the USA have the right to vote for the President and all Federal elected officials. The issue at hand is the Electoral College, only States are capable in accordance with article II, section 1 of the Constitution to create Electoral Colleges in their respective States by appointing Electors. One Elector for every Representative and Senator. These electors are charged with the Constitutional responsibility to cast their ballots based on general election results and elect the President. Since Puerto Rico, as well as Guam, Virgin Islands and the Northern Marianas are Territories they are not included in this Article. It is a matter of the physical location of the Citizen. If, for example President Obama moves to any of the Territories after leaving office and makes that his permanent residency, he too will not be able to vote in Federal Elections. A massive amendment to the Constitution is required to change this.

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