There is another alternative to our never ending struggle for liberty. While various groups have popped up with ideas of starting a new country – most have fallen woefully short in the area of practicality.
There is however, another alternative. The island of Culebra, Puerto Rico is NOT for sale. It is an island off the east coast of the US Territory of Puerto Rico. PR technically called a “Commonwealth” fairly regularly holds plebicite votes to choose between statehood, commonwealth or independence. Commonwealth always wins and independence (led by pro-castro socialists) comes in dead last.
However, Culebra island is unique. During the last general election only 1349 people voted. The islands population is only about 3000 and most residents are NOT originally from that island. Many speak English and the US dollar is the currency.
No passport is needed.
So instead of the Free State Project. I propose we find 1400 adults who are willing to move to Culebra island by May of 2012 (6 months before the next election) register to vote and run a LIBERTARIAN pro-indepenence candidate for Mayor and city counsel. Once elected they call a vote for independence of Culebra (which by the way is Spanish for SNAKE) and then petition congress for independence.
Congress has often stated in resolutions they support what ever the people of Puerto Rico choose in the status debate. No mention of smaller parts of the territory breaking away but should Congress fail to respond within 6 months we simply declare indepenence on go on our way.
Since Culebra is a territory it is NOT seceding from the Union. Since its part of the US there is no legal barrier to moving their, buying property etc. And most of the island is undeveloped, and pristine which makes it a real nice place to be anyway.
Of coarse there are logistical questions to be worked out – but can I get a “Hell ya!” from 1400 people?
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