There is no other way to say it. This dramatic headline is the only possible explanation, for the bizarre behavior of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
One month ago, he tried to privatize the island’s beaches. Two weeks ago he turned over 34,000 acres to the Serallés family, so they can create a low-wage sugar plantation in Puerto Rico. Three days ago, he announced that Puerto Rico has “more self-governing powers” than all 50 US states.
THE ENTIRE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS “COLONY”
All three branches have communicated that Puerto Rico is a US colony.
The Obama administration argued that Puerto Rico is a “territorial possession of the US” before the US Supreme Court. The Supreme Court agreed with Obama, in both the Sanchez Valle and Franklin California cases. The US Congress created a Financial Control Board (FCB), to take over the entire Puerto Rican economy.
In its very first meeting, the FCB declared its jurisdiction over 28 insular agencies, and the entire government of Puerto Rico.
In addition to the FCB, the Jones Act has been strangling Puerto Rico for the past 96 years.
Puerto Rico is prohibited from developing its own shipping industry, or from negotiating any of its trade relations with the outside world.
The US congress can veto any and every law passed by the Puerto Rican government.
With the Financial Control Board in place, there is no point to even having a Puerto Rican “government,” since the Control Board IS the government.
WHAT PLANET IS THE GOVERNOR LIVING ON?
Surely, the governor must know that this declaration of “self-government” will not fool anyone in Puerto Rico, or help his PPD candidate David Bernier to get elected.
This governor is either living on another planet, or suffering from an extended LSD trip.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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