~~October 9, 2017~~
DEFINITION OF RESPONSIBILITY
IT’S A MORAL OBLIGATION
A duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task (assigned by someone, or created by one’s own promise or circumstances) that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure.
Puerto Rico was on its way to become a free nation
In 1897, the Spanish prime minister signed the ‘Charter of Autonomy’ which granted Puerto Rico the right to its own legislature, constitution, tariffs, monetary system, treasury, judiciary and international borders. After 400 years of colonial rule, the charter created the free Republic of Puerto Rico. Elections were held in March 1989 and the new government was scheduled for installation in May.
On May 12, the invasion of San Juan by US forces began.
Nelson A. Denis
“War Against All Puerto Ricans”
For Puerto Ricans, July 25th 1898 represents the fateful day when the United States invaded the island. At the time, the goal was to become independent from Spain. However, the island’s political and economic infrastructure was broken and drained of resources. Country folks had no idea who the newcomers were. As most of us know, the 19th century became a turning point in history as many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean gained their independence from Spain and Portugal except for Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam and the Philippines.
… AND THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING …
A dear friend of mine shared the following information with me. It’s very precise, educational and to the point. Remember, it’s only a concise summary. There is so much more!
I deeply thank my friend and the source who wrote what was shared.
Caroll A. G.
With all due respect, educate yourself before forging an opinion on Puerto Rico.
Karen Jordan wrote
Love history lessons!
“When United States Navy warship “Gloucester” pulled into Guánica Bay in the early morning hours of July 25, 1898, Puerto Rico became our responsibility. When the disembarking sailors lowered the Spanish flag from the port flagpole and hoisted the American flag, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
When the Puerto Rican House of Delegates voted unanimously in 1914 to be free of US rule and the US Congress refused to recognize their independence, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
When the US Congress passed the Jones-Shafroth Act on March 2, 1917 declaring all Puerto Ricans born after April 10, 1899 to be full-fledged US citizens, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
Did you catch that?
In 1917, the year the law was passed, people born in 1899 would be turning 18 – legal draft age. The law was passed on March 2, 1917. The US entered WWI on April 6, 1917. When we gave this grant of citizenship in 1917 over the UNANIMOUS objection of all representatives in the Puerto Rican House of Delegates who believed the grant of citizenship was primarily for the purpose of drafting Puerto Rican men into military service, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
On July 25, 1898, during the Spanish–American War, Puerto Rico was invaded by the United States. As an outcome of the war, Jones-Shafroth Act granted all the inhabitants of Puerto Rico U.S. citizenship in The U.S. granted Puerto Ricans the right to democratically elect their own governor in 1948.
When Section 1402 of Title 8 of the U.S. Code was amended in 1952 to declare that all Puerto Ricans born after January 13, 1941 are NATURAL BORN American citizens, Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
When the Republican Congress passed – and Bill Clinton signed – legislation in 1996 beginning a ten-year phase-out of FDR New Deal tax incentives for US corporations to create tax-free earnings through subsidiaries operating in Puerto Rico, the failure of the economy of Puerto Rico became our responsibility. When the consequent ten-year mass exodus of US companies and jobs was complete in 2005 and the economy of Puerto Rico began contracting, the financial plight of Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
When the US Congress made all interest on municipal bonds issued by Puerto Rico free of federal, state, and local taxes, causing Wall Street fund managers to pour loaned-money into the Puerto Rican government like water pouring over the broken levees of Lake Pontchartrain, the debt of Puerto Rico became our responsibility.
If I wanted to go to Alabama – and I don’t because Alabama just elected an evangelical theocrat, the Christian equivalent of an Islamic ISIS leader – all I would have to do is … go. There are no gates; no way stations; no checkpoints.
There is no requirement for a visa or a passport. Alabama authorities can’t require me to be interviewed or vetted. They can’t require me to speak with a rural Appalachian dialect, although I do.
The 3.5 million NATURAL-BORN US CITIZENS of Puerto Rico are as free to flood into Florida and Georgia as I am to drive into Alabama.
The rich asshole waited too long to start talking about Puerto Rico. He spent his time railing on black men earning more than him and refusing to shut up and dance for the entertainment of white-folk. He didn’t dispatch the military’s floating hospital, Comfort, until Hillary publicly told him we had one. He belatedly sent 5,000 troops for the entire island even though Lt. General Honoré was in command of 40,000 troops just for New Orleans. He hasn’t dispatched a swarm of helicopters to drop pallets of meals-ready-to-eat and potable water.
NATURAL-BORN US CITIZENS are dying and the rich asshole is going golfing.
I agree with Lt. General Honoré … we need to conduct a MASS EVACUATION. Send in ships and make arrangements with airlines to utilize wide-body planes.
Go get all 3.5 million brown-skin Spanish-speaking NATURAL-BORN US CITIZENS and bring them here to the US mainland and hug them and feed them and clothe them and put shoes on their feet and provide them with vouchers for housing and food.
If we can’t take care of our brothers and sisters down there – and we can’t, due to the abject lack of empathy and the shocking incompetence and ineptitude of the rich asshole – we need to bring ALL of them up here and collectively take care of them.
It’s our moral imperative and civic duty.”
No intention of taking credit.
If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.
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