America is a melting pot, Rick Santorum. It is a place where many different cultures coincide. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say a qualification to be a state is having English as its primary language. To say such a thing is ignorant and will not garner you any votes. In fact, it will only work against what you are trying to accomplish: the republican candidacy for president.
SAN JUAN — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told Puerto Ricans on Wednesday they would have to make English their primary language if they want to pursue U.S. statehood, a statement at odds with the U.S. Constitution.
Santorum traveled to the U.S. territory to campaign ahead of the island’s Republican primary election scheduled for Sunday, where he, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are vying for 20 delegates.
Puerto Ricans, who recognize both English and Spanish as their official languages, are scheduled to vote in November on a referendum to decide whether they want to pursue statehood or remain a self-governing U.S. commonwealth.
In an interview with El Vocero newspaper, Santorum said he supported Puerto Ricans’ right to self-determination regarding the island’s political status.
“We need to work together and determine what type of relationship we want to develop,” he told the newspaper.
But Santorum said he did not support…
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