When I went to visit over there, I remember hearing stories about the older relatives in the family not having had shoes during their childhood - a level of poverty it’s hard for me to imagine for a Western country.
A larger claim on the exclusive economic zone and the mineral rights that come with it. Also, possibly, loss of the strategic military installations on these territories.
Do we not get exclusive use of the economic zones by virtue of them being territories? Serious question because I have no idea.
Don’t worry: These would-be regulators are facing federal offenses. If the worst happens, Trump can pardon them!! That is, if the question comes up before January.
The best man should rule. It’s the end of democracy, we announce the return of primeval supremacy!
People who live there are citizens of the United States, right? Generally the liberal view is that citizens should be represented somehow in the democratic institutions that lead the country. I don’t think most people would approach it from the pragmatic standpoint you do - it would be enough that they are citizens.
They’re citizens of the federal government but only states are represented in congress and get electoral college votes.
Oops, I replied to the wrong message. That was meant to be in response to the VI, Hawaii, and PR should go independent (this message). Not something I would encourage, since there would be loss of certain claims that go along with that.
But no, it doesn’t matter if it is a territory or a state for that. The USA maintains a claim on a few islands with a population of zero for maintaining certain rights too.
Yesterday, at a rally, Trump and rally goers chanted “lock her up”.
I notice Trump himself didn’t chant ‘lock her up’ but his language and perversion of the political process I’d say is far more dangerous and especially in regards to politician who has just been subject to a threat to herself and family members.
He responded to the chants by saying ominously ‘lock them all up.’
And that to me would signal where such a figure’s time in office needed to end. He’s beginning to pervert the whole political process and it has moved beyond a mild joke or even humour when he goes down this road.
From your mouth to America’s ear.
“It’s incredibly disturbing that the president of the United States, 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me — 10 days after that was uncovered — the president is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism,” she said on NBC’s Meet the Press .
During his rally in Muskegon, Mich., on Saturday, Trump blamed Whitmer for imposing what he sees as too severe restrictions on the state during the coronavirus pandemic. That led to a chorus of “lock her up!” chants. And instead of condemning the chants, Trump seemed to egg on his supporters, smiling and saying, “You got to get your governor to open up your state,” and “Lock them all up.”
But, but, but he’s pro-life.
Nor would I want to excuse it. Time to start holding Democrats accountable.
The supposed threat is looking more and more to be an entrapment case by the FBI. The lawyers for the defendants are particularly competent. Follow the case for a while. It will either blow up in Whitmer’s face or magically disappear from the public view. Stay tuned.
His perversion of the political process? The courts have ruled against Whitmer but she is ignoring their decision. How is that not perversion?