By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The United States (US) is supposedly considering a bill to decolonize Puerto Rico, after 124 years of US colonialism.
It is important to note that the US created this problem by militarily invading Puerto Rico to make her a colony. The US is today committing a crime against humanity by never having complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter of 1945 that prohibits colonialism. Moreover, the US has ignored 40 UN resolutions asking her to immediately return Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans.
US House Representative Tom McClintock recently argued that US citizens must be protected from this bill. He argued that the current colonial status, the so-called Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, should be among the options offered in the plebiscite.
He, however, never mentioned the fact that, according to the Treaty of Paris of 1898 (still in effect today), the rights of Puerto Ricans are determined by the US. That means that Puerto Ricans are US slaves! Therefore, Puerto Ricans voting in a plebiscite is senseless. This bill is just a show! Click on the following link to hear McClintock arguments: https://youtu.be/RupH2yLXNN8
If McClintock wants to really protect American citizens, and really decolonize Puerto Rico, the best and simplest way would be for the US to comply with the 40 UN resolutions. Once the Puerto Rico has her sovereignty returned, we will decide our own political future.
The US PR plebiscite is a circus!