Their gut reaction will be: “Hell, no”!! Puerto Rico will remain a colony (commonwealth is a cover up) for the continued benefit of “vested interests” and the inescapable detriment of Puerto Ricans. Our sad reality …. We are “mongrels, drunks, uneducated, spineless people” incapable of self-government.
The “empire” has made sure that we remain as described.
Puerto Rico is not a “commonwealth.” It is a colony. The US governs its economy, currency, international trade relations, import/export quotas, shipping, consumer prices, judicial code, military, postal system, FCC licensing, and the US congress has plenary jurisdiction (veto power) over any law or regulation passed by the insular legislature.Even José Trías Monge – who was the principal draftsman of the Puerto Rican “Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,” and also served as Attorney General of Puerto Rico, Chief Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, and personal legal advisor to Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín – published a book titled Puerto Rico: Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World (Yale University Press, 1997). Trías Monge himself admitted that the “commonwealth” was actually a colony.
The island’s chaotic economy, and its crushing $73 billion public debt, are clear evidence that this relationship is dysfunctional and harmful to Puerto…
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