We cannot continue to close our eyes to the fact that we have to truly embrace green jobs, new technologies and alternative sources of energy.
I am making sure, as the governor of a territory, that our kids speak fluent English. But having said that, I will tell my wife I love her in Spanish, and I will pray in Spanish, and no one from Washington should come down here and tell us how to go about it.
Bilingualism opens doors and provides opportunity to our children so they can shine and become successful in a labor market that is increasingly competitive and globalized.
Education is extremely important to the Hispanic community, as well as faith, and certainly working hard.
The GOP can't even envision winning the White House if we lose a significant percentage of the Hispanic vote.
When I came into office, I could have kicked the can down the road for a little while, or I could do the right thing.
Over 90 percent of parents in Puerto Rico want their children to be totally fluent in English.
Hardworking Americans are fighting every day to provide for themselves and their families, and leave a more prosperous country for the next generation.
I came into office to do what was correct, not to see what was politically expedient to get re-elected.
It is wrong to believe that Hispanics are Democrats. Hispanics are traditionally and historically conservative, not just socially conservative, but fiscally conservative.
In doing what I'm doing, you have to be sensitive to the fact that you're not dealing with numbers, you're dealing with people. And I will continue to be sensitive to that.
I came into the Republican party in 1980, when I was a college student at Georgetown.
I resent Washington telling states, or the residents of those states, what to do and what to think.
Speaking and writing English perfectly should not be a privilege. To those who try to politicize this matter, I tell them now, do not mess with the future of our children.
Get government out of our way, and let freedom and the spirit of the American people shine through.
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