Skip to comments.Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Rico’s statehood, independence
Posted on 04/29/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT by C19fan
Ernesto Davila Marin was in elementary school when rebellion interrupted class. As he left the schoolhouse that October day, black smoke rose from the town center where nationalists had set Jayuya ablaze, shooting police officers and declaring the independent republic of Puerto Rico from a rooftop. In the struggle for sovereignty from American colonial rule, Puerto Rican independence fighters staged uprisings in nearly a dozen cities that day in 1950 and later attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. They held the central mountain city for three days until U.S. Air Force bombers buzzed over the emerald peaks packed with payloads.
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Let them go.
The way tough issues are addressed in DC , I think we will still be talking about what to do in 10 years.
Free Puerto Rico! Independence is the only just reward foe all we have done to Puerto Rico! /s/ If these people think they are going to saddle America with another two permanent Democrat Senators and 3 permanent Democrat Congresspersons and THEN stick their hand out and say “Pay me!” they are loco!
The US does not need a sh&$*^tier version of mexico as a state
It would be 7 US House reps not 3.
The only reason why I might disagree with this is 1) if we truly need PR as a naval/military base or 2) if there's a real chance that an enemy (China,Russia,Venezuela,Cuba,etc) might succeed in filling the vacuum created by our departure.
Statehood? No way,Jose! Independence? Maybe,maybe not.It could well be that the current arrangement is the least harmful to the US of the three options available.
Right! Cut them loose. They’re an albatross, and a parasite upon the USA.
My one trip there was downright scary. Bars on everyone’s windows, and houses fenced in and locked. We were advised by the hotel to NOT leave the grounds by yourself.
It’s a hellhole, and needs to cut-the-f^^^-loose from us.
Independent statehood? How does that work?
Since the rising voices are from opposing sides they cancel each other out.
Good Lord give them Independence please.
Puerto Rico = 2 politically diseased Schumer Senators + x mentally deranged Maxine Waters Clones Congressmen
An independent PR would greatly empower that island with realized responsibility, and with responsibility comes maturation.
“When you come to a fork in the road, you take it.” - Yogi Berra
Cut them loose!
I was there some years ago (12-15?) for a corporate event. Exactly my reaction. I was nervous being unarmed in a place where the locals buy wrought iron and razor wire by the ton.
Havent been back, not planning on it.
Any other island (including desperate Cuba) would allow us to open naval bases, though I’m not sure what they offer that Florida islands don’t.
As far as Red China, etc. filling a vacuum, they are already entrenched in Cuba and Venezuela. If they couldn’t be bothered with Haiti, they probably couldn’t be bothered with Puerto Rico.
To top off all the other crime, someone at the airport ripped open my suitcase by destroying the zipper, and rifled through my stuff...luckily, it contained only clothes, and I guess they were after bigger quarry, because, nothing was missing.
Kicked then loose. They only want our cash and perks. let them see how harsh the world is without us.
Puerto Rico should be let go to be independent.
But they will never do it.
They live by sucking on the US Government teat.
Work harder, taxpayers, 4 million Puerto Ricans are counting on your money.
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