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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Puerto Rico should be a completely independent country.
Within a year, an independent Puerto Rico will look just like an independent Haiti.
And just like Haitians, they will come to the USA to live on the government tit.
Either way, statehood or independence, Puerto Ricans will STILL come to the USA looking for free stuff.
The United States should help people who live in the United States.
Give it Spain?
Sell it to Spain!
Make a profit!
Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Ricos statehood, independence
Independence...great. Statehood so the can suck on the fed money teat...NEVER.
Its a liability, not an asset.
Absolutely NO to statehood. Let them go.
“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.”
That’s BS. There’s a slew of other Caribbean islands that our enemies could use as bases if they had the desire to. I doubt that an independent PR would want to get on our bad side. And PR kicked our base out of Vieques just a few years ago. We need them like a hole in the head. Give them their freedom.
I was thinking more along the lines of additional Luis Gutierrezes, who in fact is Puerto Rican.
Kick them out.
You really need private security and a limo to get around the island
Meanwhile, each and every day, thousands of Puerto Ricans relocate to the mainland, primarily, Florida, New York and Texas.
Adn the day after they arrive, they are registered to vote
The productive class have all left Puerto Rico, what’s left behind are the losers.
That was the curse of Commonwealth status, it made it too easy for people to leave the island. It simply wasn’t sustainable in the long run.
Yes, I agree, with the exception that Puerto Ricans residing in the US who renounce Puerto Rico may retain US citizenship.
The downside: An independent Puerto Rico may ally itself with enemies of the US. We don’t need an Iranian, Red Chinese or NORK naval base that close, for example.
The only thing wrong with Puerto Rico is that it's full of Puerto Ricans.
Apologies to Cll, who is a PR FReeper.
Last time they voted, the didn't want it, IIRC.
I know several puertorriqueños here in Florida. They are all hard-working and conservative.
Their problem is the island is run by liberal democRATS.
Think Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York City, etc. as islands in the Caribbean.
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