José Trías Monge … “He betrayed the Puerto Rican people with a farcical, lying “commonwealth” document, and enjoyed the benefits of this betrayal, throughout his entire life.”
José Trías Monge was the Secretary of Justice (aka the Attorney General) of Puerto Rico. He later became a senator, then the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Monge was the chief architect, writer, and advocate for the document which became the “constitution” of Puerto Rico.
Monge oversaw the entire “referendum” process that authenticated this constitution, and the “commonwealth” status of Puerto Rico (aka Estado Libre Asociado, ELA).
Monge then testified before the US Congress, and before the United Nations, that Puerto Rico was now a “commonwealth” and no longer a colony.
He betrayed the Puerto Rican people with a farcical, lying “commonwealth” document, and enjoyed the benefits of this betrayal, throughout his entire life.
He was rewarded handsomely for this betrayal, with one government sinecure after another.
Attorney General…Senator…Judge…Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!
And then surprise, surprise…
In the last years of his life, Monge…
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