I Am A True Believer That Commonwealth Is The Best Option For My Homeland, Puerto Rico

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I am a true believer that Commonwealth is the most perfect option for my homeland, Puerto Rico. There has been an ongoing debate on the political status of Puerto Rico for years on whether it should be a state or become independent, but I think it should be put to an end now because I am going to prove to you the reason why it is best for our island to be a commonwealth. No matter what anyone says I know that for my own island, we wouldn’t survive as a state or as an independent nation, therefore commonwealth is the best option for us. Since July 1952, Puerto Rico has been a commonwealth of the U.S, which means that we are colonized under the United States but are still able to be self-governing. Commonwealth is said to be the “best of both worlds”, because Puerto Rico has the U.S to help them by providing them economic aid and protection, while still being able to keep their language, culture and Puerto Rican identity. According to Luis Munoz Marin, the first elected governor and Popular Party President, Commonwealth is important for Puerto Rico’s economy, because it allows Puerto Rico to industrialize through the help of the United States (Johnson 1980: 35).Commonwealth is the best option for Puerto Rico for a number of reasons. First of all, we have economic aid and protection from the United States, one of the most powerful countries in the world and who wouldn’t want to be associated with such a strong and dominant country? Second, just…

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