Should US Territories be able to elect voting house members?

Posted by: Jifpop09

  • Yes, they are US citizens, so are entitled to a voting congress member.

  • No, they might be US citizens, but they'll never be murican. Or, I have a good reason in the comments....

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  • This is really stupid. They are US citizens, but for some reason they are not entitled to voting house members? Its one thing for the senate, since they're not states, but there is no reason people should be suppressed politically for living outside our borders. People in Guam, Samoa, and Puerto Rico should be divided into districts.

  • US laws apply to them and if they have to abide by them, they should be able to have their fair say. Puerto Rico, US minor outlay Islands, Guam, ect; they should all have their say. District of Columbia got the right to vote for presidential elections in 1960-'61, and that's a start but 50 years later we still need everybody to be equal.

  • If they have to follow our laws, they should have a say in what those laws are.

    Posted by: ChrisF
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Jifpop09 says2014-04-18T11:54:08.4387920-05:00
This is wrong that US citizens aren't allowed to have a say in government. I get the senate, but all of the populous should be represented, and not just us mainlanders.
SemperVI says2014-04-18T12:00:11.0319163-05:00
These territories are territories because they have self rule and are not subject to many of the restrictions of states. In order for them to have a delegate, they need to be a state. Ask them this question and they will say absolutely not. You can't have your cake and eat it to so to speak. As for the individual - they can vote.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-18T12:09:17.3630184-05:00
What extra rights. From my knowledge they are only exempted from the federal income tax, but are subjugated to full control by congress. That means the house can dictate them however, but they don't get a say in that dictation. All US citizens should have the right to elect a representative. The house is based on populous and the senates based on statehood. Meaning that since they are US citizens, they are entitles to elect people to the house.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-18T13:20:45.5653067-05:00
Whats your reasoning this time Rhodesia? The status quo is undemocratic, unquestionable
SpeckledEagle says2014-04-18T17:57:10.4845280-05:00
To be fair, they do have representatives, they just cannot vote.

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