Update on H.R. 2499

H.R. 2499 passed with bipartisan support in the House.  I think all those voting for it should be ashamed.

I wrote at length on April 29th about the dangerous precedent that Congress is setting by mandating that non-residents be allowed to vote in the plebicites authorized by the bill.  I won’t repeat myself here.  This travesty is on the calendar for a hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources  on 5/19/2010 at 9:30 AM

In the Congressional Research Service document Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress one can find this statement: “Proposals to allow those living outside Puerto Rico  to vote in plebiscites do not appear to have generated substantial controversy.”

I think we need to show there is substantial controversy.  That is, if you want to continue having fair elections in the United States of America.  There is a link to the members of the Senate Committee on the committee website.  There will be no better opportunity to make opposition known than before this hearing.

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