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Phil on February 21, 2016 at 10:53 PM said:

Other than the logistical nightmare of having a state so far removed from the rest of the nation, I see no reason why Guam and the other US Pacific territories should not be granted statehood. It would be interesting to make this an issue in the presidential election.
Michael Gavin Johnston on December 8, 2015 at 11:33 PM said:

I really hope the injustice of Guam's unfair treatment by the US comes to an end. I want the people of Guam to have their fair share of political sovereignty; whether realized through Statehood, Independence, or Free Association. Self-rule and the right to determine one's own political destiny are the fundamental rights of all human beings.

My own personal preference would be Statehood. I think the most logical thing to do would be for Guam and the Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands (CNMI) to consolidate into one legal entity and to join the USA as a full state. The name of the state could be "Mariana". The state constitution could provide for multilingualism (i.e. Chamorro, Carolingian, Tagalog, Japanese, English, and Spanish could all be the official language of the State). I also think that Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands should also be full states. However, ultimately the choice is not mine but that of the people of these territories. I hope that whatever choice the people of Guam decide is honored.
Rich Faucher on August 9, 2015 at 9:01 AM said:

i watched the John Oliver sketch on Guam, American Samoa, American Micronesia, Puerto Rico and the injustice of not granting citizenship to all who live in these places. I'm originally from Massachusetts, a place where we were ingrained to stand against injustice. THIS IS AN INJUSTICE TO ALL PEOPLES OF THE U.S. TERRITORIES!! Americans in our cureent states ( current, until the territories become states)
I am a 30 year veteran defending the constition, and nowhere is there any clause that states we can hold citizenship back from people in our territories. We must devise a plan from the past history of the United States, using the tactics and legal precedent that previous territories used to become states. This will be my new pursuit as a citizen trying to make a differance.
Filipino heritage on August 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM said:

a reunion with the Philippines is the most traditional option for guam, its been part of the Philippine archipelago for hundreds of years under, its only right to honor that heritage.
Pedro on February 22, 2015 at 12:56 PM said:

In opinion of some, Puerto Rico should be again a Spain´s region. Both Guam and Puerto Rico were taken to Spain although their peoples didn´t want to be added to the USA. Now, after more than 100 years, the reunification to Spain of Guam and Puerto Rico would give them not only the opportunity to mantain their heritage but also the chance of being part of a European nation, part of the EU. I think the people of Guam should think about it.
TurtleShroom on February 2, 2015 at 6:21 PM said:

I have supported statehood for Guam for a long time now. I've also supported it for the Marshall Islands, the Virgin Islands, and, of course, Puerto Rico. (I also wish that we had annexed the Phillipines instead of releasing them to rot in their own poverty and corruption. Same with Palau.)
bootcamp808 on December 22, 2014 at 7:02 AM said:

The problem with admitting Guam as a US State is a matter of size. Not so the small land area of the territory, but the size of Guam's population. Guam has less than half the population of Wyoming, the state with lowest number of legal residents. What could be done is, if the residents of Guam choose, the territory can be admitted as a state with a star added to the USA flag. This way the residents of the new state can get their deserved representation and would be taxed accordingly. The difference is instead of two Senators, only one Senator is elected. The number of House Representatives will be a determined due to the size of island's population. This will hold until the population of the island becomes 500,000. Once that happens, then a second Senator will be elected.
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JEA on July 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM said:

Statehood for Guam!!!!
Tim Hilton on June 29, 2014 at 1:49 PM said:

It is a tragedy that Guam residents who give their lives to defend the United States of America do not have a right to vote for their President. When they may in fact give their lives following orders of the President or those he has delegate authority to. Even though they are US citizens.
Gerald F. on December 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM said:

Guam and the Northern Marianas earned the right and privledge to to be admitted to the Union as a full fledged state with all rights.... The people are already US citizens....
Kevin D on November 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM said:

Statehood for Guam! Greetings from Oklahoma!
Pedro Vidal Ferrero on October 29, 2013 at 8:34 AM said:

Guam and Puerto Rico statehood now. We support Guam statehood
T.C. San Nicolas on September 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM said:

Only 300 out of how many? The word never got out and a shame that the world including the home of my birth is so much smaller with Internet and especially Facebook a gathering of virtual communities, readily available.

What does it take?
Juan Jose Bedoya Londono on May 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM said:

It would be the most logical choice as well as the one with the most benefits. When it happens, which it will, it will shake the entire nation and all eyes will be on you guys; such a beautiful place needs more recognition.
Helen on May 4, 2013 at 2:01 AM said:

I have been on Guam since 2010 and definitely support Guam's becoming a state.
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