Video: Rick Santorum’s Puerto Rico Interview – Did He Say English is a Requirement?
Posted by FactReal on March 17, 2012
|Did Santorum say that Puerto Rico must make English its official language before it could become the 51st state? We know Congress and several Administrations have favored English for Puerto Rico’s statehood. In January 2012, Romney said he supported English as official language for the United States. But Santorum is being demonized and mocked.
Watch the videos where Santorum explains his position:
Rick Santorum Interview with the Newspaper El Vocero in Puerto Rico
|Other video source: here.|
|Santorum’s Interview with Newspaper El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico|
|PRECEDENT: ENGLISH REQUIREMENT FOR STATEHOOD
The Blaze made this interesting point: (Caveat: Wikipedia links)
|SOME U.S. STATES HAVE LAWS DECLARING ENGLISH THEIR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
E.g.: English is the official language of Florida
Source: The Florida Constitution (ARTICLE II, SECTION 9):
|ENGLISH & SPANISH ARE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF PUERTO RICO
The NY Times reported in 1993:
– Congress, White House Favor English for Puerto Rico Statehood; but Santorum is Demonized
– Romney Supported English as Official Language (2012 Video)