Santorum To Puerto Rico: Speak English If You Want To Become A State

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    Santorum To Puerto Rico: Speak English If You Want To Become A State
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2012 | Ricky Naik
    http://www.businessinsider.com/sant...-english-if-you-want-to-become-a-state-2012-3


    The Puerto Rico primary is on Sunday and Rick Santorum made a quick campaign stop to the island.

    While there, he told Puerto Ricans that if they want to pursue statehood, they should make English their primary language, Reuters reports.

    Nevermind the fact that both English and Spanish are already the official languages of the territory. In an interview with El Vocero newspaper, Santorum said he does not support a state where English is not the primary language.

    "Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum said. "And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language."

    The only problem with Romney's plan is that no part in the U.S. constitution stipulates that English must be the primary language of a territory before it becomes a state.

    The U.S. Census Bureau did report in 2010 that 80 percent of Puerto Ricans self-reported that thee speak English less than "very well."

    Twenty delegates are up for grabs in Puerto Rico.


    (Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


    Rick Santorum is RIGHT! If you want to be a state you need to learn engish or get the fuck out. :clap2: GO SANTORUM!!!
     

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