For the fifth time in its history the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico held a plebiscite to determine if the people wanted to become part of the United States of America. Now, the media will report that a staggering 97% voted to join the union by becoming the 51st state, but only 23% of the eligible voter population voted in the referendum. This vote is non-binding as Congress would have to determine if the island should become the 51st state. It is highly unlikely that Puerto Rico will become the 51st state, as Congress has more important things to do, but it is possible that it could become the 51st state in the future.
Let’s remember something, Puerto Rico is in too much debt and they will probably collapse financially if they don’t get their act together. Congress should pass legislation so that Puerto Rico and its population are not treated as a second-class territory and citizens of the United States of America. Puerto Rico and its people are already part of the United States of America and they should be treated the same as everyone else in the United States of America.