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A Final Postcard from Puerto Rico

From Eva Ramos 

Friends:

You’ve all heard the news from Puerto Rico (re HRC’s 2-to-1 finish). What I offer now is some unofficial analysis and feedback from this Texan who is also part Puerto Rican (seemingly now more than ever).

Hundreds of Obama amigos here — Boricuas (locals) and out-of-state organizers and volunteers — worked like crazy to introduce Barack to the islanders.  That hard work advanced Barack closer to the democratic nomination and yielded this key dividend:  Puerto Ricans have been introduced to a presidential candidate who respects Latinos enough to do a TV ad in which he addressed voters exclusively in Spanish; a man who (in my view) will be the next President of the United States, Barack Obama. They know him, they like him, his name even sounds Spanish.

Why did Hillary win in Puerto Rico by such a large margin?  In a word, local politics. Yes, she was favored from the beginning primarily due to name recognition. But, the local politics here are very complicated — there are now 5 parties. Amigos I met (particularly tonight) eagerly explained to me the conundrum amassed by the local parties. By no means am I an expert on PR politics, but suffice to say nuances in local political issues having little to do with the candidates themselves influenced today’s results.

Moreover, the endorsement of Obama by the Puerto Rican Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila did not help the campaign.  There are pending federal charges against the governor for alleged electoral fraud violations from a previous unrelated campaign for Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico. That endorsement ended up being harmful to Obama. This widely-held opinion was explained to me by several lawyers here on the island and probably will not get much play in the national media (CNN, MSNBC, etc). 

Regarding the issue if statehood,  Barack said he would allow the people of Puerto Rico to have a voice in their sovereign status. Hillary did not promise statehood in express terms. But, what she did effectively promise was she would ensure that citizens here ultimately will be allowed to vote for US President in general elections (a very difficult promise to single-handedly fulfill).  As result, the pro-statehood party (NPP) reportedly went solidly behind Hillary in today’s primary.    

The Obama campaign has been stimulated by the efforts here. In addition to the strides made toward Barack’s nomination, I personally have had a fabulous time in Puerto Rico. The people are exceptionally congenial and gracious to mainlanders, not to mention they know how to party. Tonight’s Obama fiesta in San Juan was a blast — with good food, spirits, salsa dancing, and a genuine send off for out-of-state amigos to take the good fight all the way through November.

Onward to Montana, South Dakota and beyond!

Yes we can! Si podemos!

Eva Ramos

National Delegate Candidate, SD 14 www.evaramos.com

Eva Ramos
 

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  1. Very informative – and excellent background. Now I understand the outcome given the 5 parties and their agendas, et al.

    Thank you very much.

    Posted by Cecilia | June 3, 2008, 9:35 am
  2. WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPPOSES YOUR RIGHT TO BE FREE!!

    Puerto Ricans, whether they are called Independents (independentistas), Patriots or Nationalists or Freemen, who desire to be free, must always know that the federal government, here in the States has no “subject matter jurisdiction” over the person, case or location and should be challenged to proof it. These are magic words to learn when in Federal Court for desiring freedom for your/our Country.

    You won’t be told this in court but: All jury members, judges, attorneys, and employees working in federal court, must reside in federal territory to legally be a federal juror or touch your case or they can be commercially sued, disbarred and financially ruined for violating your constitutional rights etc.

    Your God given right to be free is not wanted by the USA, it will oppose your desire for independence and freedom, because the Federal USA is a profit based Corporation.

    The Federal Government is a District of Columbia “Corporation”, as are all the States of the USA. What you know of as the USA, is NOT a Republic, but a multi-based Corporation acting as a Country. These Corporations were formed for the benefit of the real owners. Since June of 1933, everything since then, is under Contract law or commercial law, aka Admiralty law, to benefit your masters in power.

    The Federal Government owns Puerto Rico as an ASSET, because it is a slave colony—whether you like the idea or not. But the Federal Government takes orders from those who own and run this (Corporation) Country, but are not of this country. The International Bankers, who really own the corporations called the USA and also the Federal Reserve, will let the slaves of PR be free, only if enough real men of Boricua blood wish to be free, by reserving their rights under the Constitution. Their books will be adjusted and we will be free.

    The answer to your freedom lies in your Constitutional rights — To win –You must always reserve your constitutional, commercial rights and know what they are and how to do so.

    A Puerto Rican without a desire for independence and/or freedom from alien control has no heart and soul of a man.

    The fact that the public does not know that we are NOT free, makes no difference, to the desire to be free. The PR that wants Statehood is a Gringito, who has no soul of a man left in his traitor’s heart. Freedom is happening all over the world and yet we allow Gringitos to kill our right to be free.

    A Gringito is a non-Anglo THING, IT is not really a “person”, just like a mass murderer is more like an animal than a person, who internally is so inferior, that he desires to be what he can not be—thus Gringito means little gringo.

    The Gringito is like an Uncle Tom to blacks or a collaborator and traitor to many others. To us he/she is all three and much worst. The “It or thing” I call Gringito, is the enemy of freedom — all thru out HUMAN history.

    We allow the Alien Invaders to kill, harm, abuse, rape, and scam us and yet the Gringito wants to give our Country away.

    This abuse must end. No man or woman is a real Man or real woman who is too scared to fight for their souls and be free. If you listen to the Gringito, you will lose your soul.

    Thru out eternity, humanity owes its freedom from slavery, ONLY TO BRAVE SOULS who fought and DIED for your right to be free.

    The fight will NOT succeed if you don’t fight the Gringito enemy/traitor/collaborator at home first. He is there next door and claims he is a real man and tries to give you many excuses of why PR can’t be a free Country.

    To give away your/our/my Country is not a right of alien invaders, visitors or foreigners with NO Puerto Rican Blood.

    The right to vote on THIS ISSUE should NOT be given to NON-Puerto Ricans.

    The fight for the independence of Puerto Rico is now non-violent and will be won in the hearts of real men around the World.

    The Ronbothunter,

    A proud freedom loving Puerto Rican.

    All Rights Reserved

    Posted by ronbothunter | September 26, 2008, 9:12 am