Thursday, December 13, 2007


This Day in the History of Voting Not to Ruin Our Flag's Symmetry

On this day in 1998, voters in Puerto Rico voted on a multi-part referendum and ultimately rejected statehood 50.2% to 46.5%. The vote was properly interpreted as a decision to remain a commonwealth within the U.S., with many of the benefits of being part of America but with home rule. I'd welcome them as the 51st state, but I like the clean rows of stars on our flag as it exists now.


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