In the real world everyone knows that the colony with lipstick stopped working sometime around 1970. It became archaic in 1959 when Alaska and Hawaii gained statehood.The PDP reaffirms that the Commonwealth is the option of status that best represents the aspirations of the People of Puerto Rico. Well-governed by those who recognize its potential, the Commonwealth offers the greatest opportunities for progress and development for every Puerto Rican, compared to statehood or any other form of independence.
What autonomy? It's a colony! You cannot have true permanent union without STATEHOOD.The PDP strongly supports the development of the Commonwealth to the highest of autonomy compatible with the principles of permanent union with the United States and American citizenship of Puerto Ricans. The Popular Party rejects any modification of status that deviates from these principles and that threatens our Puerto Rican nationality or that harms our linguistic or cultural identity.
Pact? What pact? Now they say that the colony is not a colony? What planet are these clowns living on? The US Constitution allows for states and territories, not some sort of bizarre hybrid of the two. Try again PPD!The PDP reaffirms the validity of the Commonwealth as an autonomous political body, founded on a pact of union established in 1952, based on the exercise of sovereignty of the people of Puerto Rico, to which is not nor should be subject to the plenary powers of the United States Congress. We recognize, however, that there are differences of opinions among the people of Puerto Rico about our political relationship with the United States.
The status debate will go nowhere unless 1) the PPD admits the colony is a colony or 2) the colony is taken out of the equation and the debate is narrowed down to statehood vs independence.
RESPECT THE VOTE!