At the end of the day …. “The Jones Act of 1920 …. Time to End It”!!


~~April 28, 2016~~


I’ve learned about this law when I read the “War Against All Puerto Ricans” book written by Nelson A. Denis.

This book taught me a lot about the history of my country.

As I read it I wondered about the historical relationship with the United States and Hawaii. Then I learned about the other “territories” the USA possesses.

“There are a total of sixteen territories of the United States, five of which are inhabited: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, United States Virgin Islands and American Samoa. The 11 uninhabited territories administered by the Interior Department are Palmyra Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Wake Island, Midway Islands, and Navassa Island.”

A visitor left a comment on one of the posts related to the Jones Act.

This person guided me to the video included below.

The video explains the effects and the reason why this law continues to be in the books.



The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (P.L. 66-261), also known as the Jones Act, is a United States federal statute that provides for the promotion and maintenance of the American merchant marine.

Among other purposes, the law regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports. Section 27 of the Jones Act, deals with cabotage (i.e., coastal shipping) and requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried on U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

The Act was introduced by Senator Wesley Jones.

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The Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act) is destroying Puerto Rico’s economy, not to mention Hawaii, Alaska and any mainland US small business trying to compete with the few Jones Act Corporations that have this industry in a complete monopoly.

People do not understand how much this archaic law hurts business outside of the shipping industry. These companies demand mainland business while fixing the rates of ocean freight.

The result is not only a monopoly on ocean freight, but a monopoly on freight moving across the entire United States.

This means a higher costs for everyone as well as a massive loss of jobs for anyone who tries to compete with these few corporations.

If you pay attention to anyone who supports the Jones Act of 1920, you will see that they are speaking on behalf of a special interest group for these government backed, largely tax payer funded corporations.

The only exception to this are a few union employees who feel (incorrectly) supported by this law due to the years of rhetoric that has been passed down by their bosses. There’s no doubt that a monopoly on a industry holds up the jobs of the few employees that benefit from it.”


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~The Jones Act Monopoly~

~Published on Apr 22, 2016~

The Jones Act of 1920 has allowed a few corporations to create a monopoly on shipping to Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam.

This has also led to “red-tape” preventing assistance with several catastrophes.



New York Times Agrees: No More Jones Act in Puerto Rico!


We ALL are ONE!!