Puerto Rico (PR) has been a colony of the United States (US) for 114 years, because PR’s two principal political parties have helped to make it so!
In the attached article, our Resident Commissioner (RC) in the US House of Representatives categorized the October 6, 2012 Status Plebiscite as “historic”! It is, he said, because, for the first time in our history, the options offered are ones that the US can accept.
That is precisely the problem with having the imperial power managing the decolonization process. The empire is not the one to decide what the colony will be in a decolonization process. This is precisely why the imperial power does not have jurisdiction. And this is precisely why the RC does not mention that the US does not. He is not being honest!
PR is the only one who decides what PR will be without any outside influence. The reason why the US has not recognized the United Nation’s (UN) jurisdiction is because she wants to direct PR's decision to what she wants. Since the RC favors statehood for PR, he ignores International Law and speaks in this long article about only US jurisprudence. But that has nothing to do with PR decolonization!
The RC is aware that the only decision that the US can make is whether she will grant statehood to PR should that be the way the voting goes. But, since the RC is afraid of not getting the vote for statehood in a PR assembly to discuss what PR wants, he refuses to recognize also, UN’s jurisdiction. So interesting enough, the US and the party that wants to be the next state of the Union are the ones that are afraid to put democracy in operation. They love talking about other countries lack of democracy, but they hide their own. Both would rather engage PR in a procedure where they can steer PR to what they want, instead of what PR wants. Not exactly, “justice for all!”
This is why, a boycott is needed to unmask this false democracy in Puerto Rico and decolonize PR according to International Law. But for that, we need your help. We hope to see you at the UN in June!