Puerto Rico: America's Quebec?
I haven't done much reading on this but what I have seen addresses the question from the Puerto Rican perspective, which is perfectly alright. However, I was wondering what the argument is for and against statehood from our perspective. In particular, I am curious as to why we would want them to join the union.
For one thing, I'm against it because of the inevitably weird designs for the flag. On top of that, my understanding is that Spanish is more common there than English. So I wonder if there's a cultural divide. Or are they not so different from the rest of the country? I have no way of knowing. I'm sure someone here is from there or has spent some time there and can enlighten me.
P.S.-I forgot to ask if there are any national security/strategic issues involved. Is Cuba a factor?