Were Puerto Ricans made US citizens for their benefit?

by José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


The Jones’ Act forced United States (US) citizenship on Puerto Ricans in 1917. Do you believe that the United States government did that for the benefit of Puerto Ricans? Let’s look at the facts.

The Jones’ Act also required that all shipment in and out of Puerto Rico must be on US ships, thus making it the most expensive. That alone would pay the debt that the US government says Puerto Rico owes many times over.

This, at best, second class US citizenship doesn’t allow Puerto Ricans living in the US colony of Puerto Rico to vote in US elections. This second class treatment is documented in the following article. Click on the following link to see what 4 months after Hurricane Maria looks like: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/after-four-months-much-of-puerto-rico-still-dark-and-damaged/551756/

The following video explains how the US government put Puerto Rico in this predicament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHGdhRBG1M&t=7s

We must protest permanently to force the US government to comply with the United Nations’ Charter and its 36 resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to Puerto Rico. We will need to create a tsunami of people to do that, because those whose create a crisis for profit don’t believe in LIBERTY AND IN JUSTICE FOR AL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697349163904877/

Jose M Lopez Ismael

Nací en NYC. Me mudé a Puerto Rico en el 1980 donde eventualmente me convertí en independentista al ver que PR no se administra para los boricuas. Me retiré tempranamente de la pedagogía para luchar 24/7 por la descolonización de Puerto Rico a través de marchas pacíficas anuales y empujar a la ONU hacer su trabajo. Necesitaremos un tsunami de gente protestando permanentemente para obligar a USA a cumplir con la ley internacional que prohíbe el coloniaje.

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