~~May 21, 2015~~
“This one is HILARIOUS.
Thanks to Being Liberal and CJ Kalish.”
I understand the statement about Texas
Texas secession movements principally focus on the secession of Texas during the American Civil War and the activities of organizations which have existed since the 1990’s. The idea of state secession is not explicitly addressed in the United States Constitution and the issue was both publicly debated and threatened from after the Revolutionary War up until the Civil War.
Texas was a sovereign state prior to negotiation annexation with the United States.
This history has affected the state’s politics and identity from the 19th century to the present, including its standing in the Confederacy in the Civil War to education and even tourism in the 20th century.
Modern secession efforts have existed in the state at least since the 1990’s, focusing first on the Republic of Texas organization founded by Richard Lance McLaren and later on the Texas Nationalist Movement headed by Daniel Miller.
“As it appears in …. full credit/full read”
*The “adding of Puerto Rico” bothers me*
“There will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”
–~Puerto Rico Chief of Police, E. Francis Riggs~
When it won the Spanish-American War in 1898, the U.S. acquired Puerto Rico as a new “possession.” The American who led the invasion, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, promised “liberty” to Puerto Ricans. He also promised “prosperity” and “the advantages and blessings of enlightened civilization.”
This never occurred. Puerto Rico was stripped of her land and natural resources by U.S. banking syndicates.
By 1934, the theft was so extreme that Puerto Ricans organized an island-wide agricultural strike. In response to this strike the Yale-educated Chief of Police, whose father owned the Riggs National Bank, promised that “there will be war to the death against all Puerto Ricans.”
WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS
Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony
BY NELSON A. DENIS
War Against All Puerto Ricans is a powerful, tragic, and untold history of U.S. intervention into the politics of Puerto Rico. From the U.S. invasion in 1898 to the modern day struggle for self-determination, Nelson Denis provides a panoramic history of an island once referred to by the New York Times as a significant ….
“commercial value … it would be much better for Puerto Rico to come at once under the beneficent sway of these United States than to engage in doubtful experiments at self-government.”
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
“According to the Yankees, owning one person makes you a scoundrel but owning a nation makes you a colonial benefactor.”
Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos
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AND, BY THE WAY … PUERTO RICO HAS ITS OWN FLAG
We ALL are ONE!!