Lecciones en Democracia…


Impresionante, RHC tomo el editorial del CB (abajo, “Mítico de hoy, RHC” feb. 19, 2010) y lo convirtió en una carta a los representantes del Congreso, motivándolos a votar en contra del proyecto HR 2499 de Pierluisi por un referendo.

Su punto es que las cosas en PR están jodidas, y hasta que no mejoren, no se debe hacer nada político. ¡Coño Cuchin! , ¿“WTF, are you fucking kidding me”? Déjame de nuevo explicarte lo que aprendí cuando me convertí en piloto. El no tomar una decisión en una aeronave en vuelo, ¡ES UNA DECISION! De la misma forma, el decir, no decidamos hasta que esto no mejore, ¡ES DECIDIR QUE ES MEJOR QUE SE SIGA JODIENDO!

Para aquellos que sean miembros de la diáspora boricua en el continente (incluyendo Alaska y Hawai, por supuesto), les ofrezco esta carta abajo como “borrador” para que le dejen saber a su Congresista que algunos vivimos en el Siglo XXI (eso es 21 en Numeros romanos, para los del ISP). Busquen a su representante, y cópiensela a su pagina. (Si no saben quien es, vayan a http://www.house.gov/ y entren su zip code en “Find your Rep”, arriba a mano izquierda).

Aprendemos juntos…

February 23, 2010

Dear Congressman:

While I understand the many pressures on your time, I wanted to bring to your attention something I consider very important to me as a voter. In the coming weeks, you’ll have a chance to vote on HR 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009, supporting the right of Puerto Rico’s residents to vote on their status. As one of your constituents, and a member of the PR Diáspora in the Continent, I urge you to support Rep. Pierluisi efforts to establish a federally sanctioned vote that would allow the people of PR to freely express their choice about the island’s political status.

You may have received in recent days a letter from Rafael Hernandez Colon, former governor of PR, urging you to vote against this effort. Mr. Hernandez’s letter represents a Colonial PR that thankfully has passed. Many of us understand the global realities of the 21st century, and feel he is wrong, and perhaps disingenuous in his representation of the situation and the numbers. THE most important number with regards to the US Treasury and PR, is that PR already costs us Federal taxpayers over US $21+ Billion dollars a year (Carlos Marquez, Caribbean Business), yet Mr. Hernandez insists on speaking about the “further costs” of statehood.

However, to our Republic (arguably the greatest democracy in the history of mankind), the most important number are not the Treasury’s, but the 4 million fellow US citizens residing in PR who are being denied their right to free expression on their political status (last performed in 1998!). There are many views on what this should be, and in our Republican system, we have decide to choose such things by “counting noses”.

“We the people” owe our fellow citizens on the territory of PR the right to express their choice. We cannot continue any effort outside the US borders in the name of freedom and democracy, if as my grandma would’ve said, we do not “begin such efforts at home”.

Appreciate your time, and will see your name on the ballot this November.

Regards,

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