By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
The following is a recent article advocating that Puerto Ricans should seek our sovereignty as a United States (US) ally. Click here to read Javier A. Hernandez’s article: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/guest-commentary/os-op-puerto-rico-free-association-sovereignty-20200818-3zzun4n4kna6plj5ogmkodbwr4-story.html
Javier is unquestionably making an excellent argument in favor of the US government (USG), but where in his argument is Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to her self-determination and independence? His hypothesis is let us do, the best that we could do, that the USG is willing to allow us to.
I wonder if Javier knows that the US government (USG) militarily invaded Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898 to make her its colony, and that she still remains an occupied nation today.
I wonder if Javier knows that the USG is committing a crime against humanity by never having complied with the United Nations’ (UN) Charter that prohibits colonialismin the past 75 years.
I wonder if Javier knows that the USG has ignored 39 UN resolutions asking it to return immediately Puerto Rico’s sovereignty to the Puerto Ricans. http://webtv.un.org/watch/5th-meeting-committee-of-24-special-committee-on-decolonization/6051725003001/
I wonder if Javier knows that the USG is considered by the overwhelming majority of the nations of the world to be the biggest threat to peace.
I think that we should seek our sovereignty by engaging in permanent resistance, and then decide for ourselveswith whom to ally.
Puerto Rico should have her sovereignty period!