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April 1, 2015

Worldwide Wednesday: American Colonies of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands …

Did you know that Puerto Rico has a larger population than several states, but no vote for President?  The same goes for the Virgin Islands and other American Colonies … I mean “Territories.”

The legal justification for the disenfranchisement of the territories is based on a 114-year-old decision that says they are “inhabited by alien races” who “can’t understand Anglo-Saxon laws.”  John Oliver  chronicles the many injustices suffered by residents of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, all of whom are U.S.… Read the rest