|La prensa lleva varios días|
haciendo un análisis investigativo
sobre el issue del regaño de Sila
al Gobe. ¿resuelve algo esto?
Topy Mamery: Canalla y mártir
|La nueva víctima, Lady Mágica,|
resulta que la prensa publicó lo que no es,
y la embustera es la entrevistada, si claro,
su hermana es candidata por el PNP.
... By uniting these two groups who favor separation from the United States in one form or another on one side of the island, and pro-American PDP members along with pro-statehood NPP members on the other, it would allow one half of the island to become independent and the other half to become a state. This form of “micro-independence” would at last break the stalemate.
It would also answer another question: what happens if Puerto Rico does become a state and the US economy collapses? Such a collapse, which many fear will happen in the next few years, would likely turn many people away from their traditional pro-US stance toward supporting some version of independence. Then what? Secession?
Even if the portion that becomes an independent “micro-nation” is only a handful of the island’s 78 municipalities, it would still allow those who truly support independence to achieve their stated goal, while allowing others to reach theirs. The idea of allowing independence supporters to retain a small portion of the island is not new. It’s been proposed multiple times by multiple people, including myself in the past. Yet so far, the Puerto Rico Independence Party has steadfastly — and curiously — refused to take the idea seriously.
If nothing else, the Popular Democratic Party should begin working on a real proposal for a Free Associated State following the Marshall Island’s example and endorse the plan for half of the island. There are solutions to the Puerto Rico status question, but it will take political courage to carry them out.
Puerto Rico: Micro-Independence to Break the Status Stalemate
A Bold Solution to a Decades-Old Political Divide
Worley-Lopez is one of the two founders of the original Libertarian Party of Puerto Rico and its first state chairman. He is the author of Toy Farm Lemonade and a former Radio and TV host and Puerto Rican Senate aide.
April 23, 2014