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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves during a political rally on Friday, March 16, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Marcelino Gonzalez II

United States

#21 Mar 24, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> Don't you think that the days are winding down for the ELA?.
It took me a while to come to that conclusion.
However, it is true and a reality many of us have had to face.
It's statehood or Independence.
Nothing is wrong with being the 51st state but having our own independence, even better. Puerto Rico is so used to the aid provided by the U.S. and that is why the percentage is so small in Puerto Rico's politics to even consider complete independence. What a shame.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#22 Mar 24, 2012
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Marcelino Gonzalez II wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing is wrong with being the 51st state but having our own independence, even better. Puerto Rico is so used to the aid provided by the U.S. and that is why the percentage is so small in Puerto Rico's politics to even consider complete independence. What a shame.
I was big independence supporter then i became a PPD suporter. Swing back and forth over the years. Basicplly a suupoter of "Soberania" in one form or another.

You know??..Who doesn't want independence for oneself or ones people??...It is about dignity, Marcelino.

Welfare mentality ruined Puerto Rico. We have been colonized too long now. It is part of our DNA.

We have to solve this dilmma soon and then get back to the buisness of seriously restoring the island cultural indentity. We have lost too much already. There should be an "intense focus" on restoting it.

Well, you my percieve this as welcome news, other's here will not.


I really don't believe that the road to "statehood" will happen in four years. Regardless, of what happens in the plebicite. One would be "naive" to take that foolhardy position. Ther will be "unforseen roadblocks". Nevertheless, many people believe that. Especially, here in our forum.

This status question just has to be resolved for our people.

Let's see.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#23 Mar 24, 2012
TPMP wrote:
5<quoted text> I was big independence supporter then i became a PPD suporter. Swing back and forth over the years. Basicplly a suupoter of "Soberania" in one form or another.
You know??..Who doesn't want independence for oneself or ones people??...It is about dignity, Marcelino.
Welfare mentality ruined Puerto Rico. We have been colonized too long now. It is part of our DNA.
We have to solve this dilmma soon and then get back to the buisness of seriously restoring the island cultural indentity. We have lost too much already. There should be an "intense focus" on restoting it.
Well, you my percieve this as welcome news, other's here will not.
I really don't believe that the road to "statehood" will happen in four years. Regardless, of what happens in the plebicite. One would be "naive" to take that foolhardy position. Ther will be "unforseen roadblocks". Nevertheless, many people believe that. Especially, here in our forum.
This status question just has to be resolved for our people.
Let's see.
Correction:

I was big supporter of independence fo Puerto Rico then i became a PPD supporter. Swung back and forth over the years. I was Basically a supporter of "Soberania" in one form or another.

You know??..Who doesn't want independence for oneself or ones people??...It is about dignity, Marcelino.

Welfare mentality ruined Puerto Rico. We have been colonized too long now. It is part of our DNA.

YES!. I believe Puerto Rico can do it on it's own. It has for a while now. We have the infrastructure.

Do we have the will??. I just don't see it. The economic realities of our world have also dramaticlly shifted. There really isn't any trully independent smaller country, anymore. Puerto Rico's small window of oppurtunity to gain our independence passed us by. We can thank Munoz.

We have to solve this dilemma soon and then get back to the business of seriously restoring the islands cultural indentity. We have lost too much already. There should be an "intense focus" on restoring it.

Well, you my percieve this as welcome news, other's here will not.

I really don't believe that the road to "statehood" will happen in four years. Regardless, of what happens in the plebicite. One would be "naive" to take that foolhardy position. There will be "unforseen roadblocks". Nevertheless, many people believe that. Especially, here in our forum.

This status question just has to be resolved for our people. Enough is enough.

Let's see.

LIer

West Islip, NY

#24 Mar 24, 2012
Nobody ever said the road to statehood would be easy. It took Hawaii over a decade from referendum to statehood.

That's assuming the upcoming referendum even gets a majority of favor of changing the status quo in the first place.
Marcelino Gonzalez II

United States

#25 Mar 25, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> Correction:
I was big supporter of independence fo Puerto Rico then i became a PPD supporter. Swung back and forth over the years. I was Basically a supporter of "Soberania" in one form or another.
You know??..Who doesn't want independence for oneself or ones people??...It is about dignity, Marcelino.
Welfare mentality ruined Puerto Rico. We have been colonized too long now. It is part of our DNA.
YES!. I believe Puerto Rico can do it on it's own. It has for a while now. We have the infrastructure.
Do we have the will??. I just don't see it. The economic realities of our world have also dramaticlly shifted. There really isn't any trully independent smaller country, anymore. Puerto Rico's small window of oppurtunity to gain our independence passed us by. We can thank Munoz.
We have to solve this dilemma soon and then get back to the business of seriously restoring the islands cultural indentity. We have lost too much already. There should be an "intense focus" on restoring it.
Well, you my percieve this as welcome news, other's here will not.
I really don't believe that the road to "statehood" will happen in four years. Regardless, of what happens in the plebicite. One would be "naive" to take that foolhardy position. There will be "unforseen roadblocks". Nevertheless, many people believe that. Especially, here in our forum.
This status question just has to be resolved for our people. Enough is enough.
Let's see.
We will see. Many people I spoke with here on the island say that it will stay a commonwealth. I was born in Illinois and now I am currently living in Puerto Rico. I am a proud American-Puerto Rican. You would think that if I was born in the U.S. that I would favor Puerto Rico becoming a state but I don't and I don't understand why there is even a political party in Puerto Rico favoring statehood. It doesn't make sense to me at all that they are willing to lose their Puerto Rican identy to receive complete support from the U.S. TPMP, just recently I voted in the Puerto Rican primaries. I am also with the PPD. May we support one another on this island under the New Commonwealth, a permanent status where we will never lose our Puerto Rican identy. If you look at the Marshall Islands, they are a good example. They are a sovereign nation but also a U.S. territory. They didn't have to become a state and they still have their identity.
LIer

West Islip, NY

#26 Mar 25, 2012
It's not quite that simple Marcelino, the compacts you speak of are NOT permanent and they are NOT US citizens (in fact they never were simply because the Marshall Islands were never a US territory). The Marshall Islands were a US administered United Nations Mandated Trust territory - what that means is that the Marshall Islands were run by the United States but were never actually under US sovereignty (as Puerto Rico or Guam are) and they never had US citizenship ... they are US protected persons. Again that status can be revoked at any time we (the US) feels so.

Please, do some more research on this free association and what it really means because it is NOT what the PPD claims it is.
Marcelino Gonzalez II

United States

#27 Mar 26, 2012
LIer wrote:
It's not quite that simple Marcelino, the compacts you speak of are NOT permanent and they are NOT US citizens (in fact they never were simply because the Marshall Islands were never a US territory). The Marshall Islands were a US administered United Nations Mandated Trust territory - what that means is that the Marshall Islands were run by the United States but were never actually under US sovereignty (as Puerto Rico or Guam are) and they never had US citizenship ... they are US protected persons. Again that status can be revoked at any time we (the US) feels so.
Please, do some more research on this free association and what it really means because it is NOT what the PPD claims it is.
.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_of_Fre...
Hi LIer. Your name for this blog is interesting. It fits the statehood party of Puerto Rico very well. If they don't lie then they will twist the truth. The statehood party will not even give the PPD a clear vote on the ballot for the elections of November for territorial status. It is okay that you support statehood. Do not take the comments here too personal. If you and the statehood party want to make Puerto Rico the 51st state then good for all of you. As I said in one of my previous comments, great if PR becomes a state. I just think it is very sad that you and many others are willing to lose your Puerto Rican identity just to have full support as a state. Instead, and this is just my opinion, I think the PPD and statehood party should work together for Puerto Rico's independence. It is very sad that these two political parties choose to fight against eachother instead of achieving the independence for Puerto Rico all because they want the support from the U.S. Puerto Rico and the Phillipines were once under Spain's sovereignty. The Phillipines have their independence, why can't Puerto Rico do the same? Why? Because the majority of PR is so dependent on the U.S. that they are not willing to work together towards independence. So sad, so sad... This will be my last comment. This discussion can go on forever for the reasons I stated above. If you want to continue this discussion, continue it amongst yourselves. I began this chain reaction by posting the first comment on this page and I will end it with this being my last comment. I enjoyed everybody's opinions here. God bless us all!
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#28 Mar 26, 2012
Marcelino Gonzalez II wrote:
<quoted text>.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_of_Fre...
Hi LIer. Your name for this blog is interesting. It fits the statehood party of Puerto Rico very well. If they don't lie then they will twist the truth. The statehood party will not even give the PPD a clear vote on the ballot for the elections of November for territorial status. It is okay that you support statehood. Do not take the comments here too personal. If you and the statehood party want to make Puerto Rico the 51st state then good for all of you. As I said in one of my previous comments, great if PR becomes a state. I just think it is very sad that you and many others are willing to lose your Puerto Rican identity just to have full support as a state. Instead, and this is just my opinion, I think the PPD and statehood party should work together for Puerto Rico's independence. It is very sad that these two political parties choose to fight against eachother instead of achieving the independence for Puerto Rico all because they want the support from the U.S. Puerto Rico and the Phillipines were once under Spain's sovereignty. The Phillipines have their independence, why can't Puerto Rico do the same? Why? Because the majority of PR is so dependent on the U.S. that they are not willing to work together towards independence. So sad, so sad... This will be my last comment. This discussion can go on forever for the reasons I stated above. If you want to continue this discussion, continue it amongst yourselves. I began this chain reaction by posting the first comment on this page and I will end it with this being my last comment. I enjoyed everybody's opinions here. God bless us all!
Intresting comment.

I have always said that the only way PR can becom independent at this point is if PPD AND PNP would work together.

No other way it could happen.

I don't see it. Only with the exception of some national tragedy and the US saying your on your own or something to that effect.

That's a stretch though....LOL!
LIer

West Islip, NY

#29 Mar 26, 2012
The PPD and NPP working for independence is never going to happen simply because neither of them want independence. I also don't see the "Sovereign Commonwealth" ever being approved by the US Congress either.

Also go ask someone in the Philippines if they think independence was worth it. I have ... and the answers are not what your going to want to hear.
LUIS MALDONADO

United States

#30 Mar 28, 2012
That's Great!
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#31 Mar 28, 2012
LIer wrote:
The PPD and NPP working for independence is never going to happen simply because neither of them want independence. I also don't see the "Sovereign Commonwealth" ever being approved by the US Congress either.
Also go ask someone in the Philippines if they think independence was worth it. I have ... and the answers are not what your going to want to hear.
On the other hand the US was not interested in absorbing a 40 million plus multilingual nation, as the Phillipines...and with a long history of independence warfare.
Oli

Worcester, MA

#32 Apr 4, 2012
jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL....good one!

I know but it's true. Thankyou George your like the only person who's replied to me ( at least in a nice way).
Theo

Germany

#33 Apr 5, 2012
It is order now, Vote for Ron Paul.

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