Javier A. Hernández
The only practical way for Puerto Rico to decolonize, democratize, and safeguard its economic future and maintain its national identity is through national sovereignty—and trends indicate that support for sovereignty is growing.
While experts and others do know that it is possible, desirable, and mutually beneficial to maintain U.S. citizenship in any sovereignty option, statehooders keep trying to misinform Puerto Ricans and policymakers in Washington.
More and more people recognize that after 124 years of abuse, humiliation, human rights violations, and economic exploitation through colonialism, the United States owes Puerto Rico compensation.
As with anything regarding Puerto Rico, the recent PRNG deployment became political.
Does the DNC want to associate itself with such corrupt politicians and illegal activities?
A return to old and failed policies is not the option if Puerto Rico is to succeed in the world economy.
Sovereignty ends dependency on American federal funds and would usher in not only a new national and accountable Puerto Rican leadership, but also needed national economic development and opportunities.