A friend of a friend once commented, if the Puerto Rico independence movement was based on conservatism and free markets, he would be the head of the Macheteros. I knew he was not alone, which is why I started a page called ‘Republica de Puerto Rico Capitalista‘ on Facebook. A pro-independence page that was based on free market capitalism and republican style government.
After more than a year of promoting the page the response has been limited to say the least. So to continue spreading the message I recently started a page called MIRE (Movimiento Independentista Republicano) the Republican Independence Movement.
My proposal for an independent Puerto Rico has evolved over time but has always had some basic principles:
1-Free market capitalism with private property rights.
2-basic civil liberties including speech, religion, press and peaceful assembly
3-The right of the people to keep and bear arms
4-Limited central government
5-Sound long term fiscal policy
My proposals have also included the very libertarian ideals of ending the war on drugs and other personal choices.
The cold reception I’ve received from the Puerto Rico Independence Party does not surprise me. The PIP is a socialist/Marxist organization which proclaims time and time again it is not communist, yet always supports communists states and in face was founded in league with the Cuban Intelligence Service during the cold war.
If they fear anything, it is that a common sense independence movement rises to prominence, since it would end their monopoly on the ideal of independence. I have often wondered if the PIP ever even wanted independence?
So this new group is a call to all of those who would consider supporting independence if it were done with free market capitalism and republican government. If you would support it under those conditions, then you are who we are looking for and it is time for you to assume your part. Do you want to be a part of the future of Puerto Rico? History is calling on you to take a stand.