‘Commonwealth’? It’s dead … it always was a lie.
Puerto Rico is definitely a ‘possession’, a colony! … and we dared think different. At least two generations fooled …
For the past 63 years, the US claimed that Puerto Rico is a “Commonwealth,” a “self-governing” territory, and a “free associated state” with the US. But a series of events in 2016, have proven that all of this was a lie.
The White House, US Congress, and US Supreme Court – all three branches of the federal government – declared that Puerto Rico is a territorial possessionof the US. In other words…a colony.
A CONVENIENT HISTORY
The “Commonwealth” of Puerto Rico was a great political convenience…for the US. In 1953, the US declared that Puerto Rico had achieved “self-determination” and “political sovereignty” through their new Commonwealth relationship with the US. The United Nations then removed Puerto Rico from the list of countries that were overdue for de-colonization.
This was tremendously convenient: because in 1953, during the height of the Cold War, the US could not be the “leader of…
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