US Independence Day explained to kids

By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico


Click on the following link to watch a video where a grandfather explains why the United States (US) celebrates Independence Day on July 4th. Click on the following link to watch that video:

Isn’t it contradictory that the US then did the very same thing to Puerto Rico that England had done to her?

122 years after the US’ Declaration of Independence in 1776, the US government (USG) decided to militarily invade Puerto Rico to make her its colony.

Today, 123 years later, Puerto Rico is still a US colony! Therefore, the USG is committing a crime against humanity today for doing so. Do you know that the world regards the USG as the biggest threat to peace?

Do you know that the USG has never complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialism since 1945?   

Do you know that the USG has never complied with 40 UN resolutions asking it to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans?

Do you know that the UN has embarked, this year, on its 4th International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism?

If independence is good for the US, then it is good for Puerto Rico too!

The 9 million Puerto Ricans worldwide should immediately engage in permanent resistance to force the USG to stop being a hypocrite, and comply with international law!

Can the USG, after 245 years, be grown-up enough, to recognize its own mistakes? If not, we need to give it a push!  

Give the US a lesson on hypocrisy 1898.

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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