Tuesday, December 04, 2007

S. 1936: Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2007


It's in Committee for the Senate now. However there's a big difference in how it is written compared to the House version.

Senate Version for the plebiscite's ballot:
(1) `The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should continue to have its present status and relationship with the United States. If you agree, mark here XXXXXXX.'.

(2) `The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should seek independence from the United States. If you agree, mark here XXXXXXX.'.

(3) `The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should seek nationhood in free association with the United States. If you agree, mark here XXXXXX.'.

(4) `The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should seek admission as a State of the United States. If you agree, mark here XXXXXX.'.

House Version of the ballot:
(1) Puerto Rico should continue the existing form of territorial status as defined by the Constitution, basic laws, and policies of the United States. If you agree, mark hereXXXX.

(2) Puerto Rico should pursue a path toward a constitutionally viable permanent nonterritorial status. If you agree, mark here XXXXXX.


I do believe that I prefer the House' version, truth be told. It still looks like Pelosi's sitting on it too. *sighs*

1 comment:

redaccion y estilo said...

I'm puertorican. Thanks for your interest in the Puerto Rico status issue. I prefer the House version also. Man, I am teling you, we have to get rid of the actual status, its lifespan expired many decades ago. Statehood or independence. Nothing else.