decolonization / politiku

Not “Based on Race”

In furtherance of Public Law Number 23-147, now codified as Chapter 21 of Title 1 of the Guam Code Annotated, wherein the Commission on Decolonization was established and given the mandate to conduct a plebiscite on the political status wishes of the people of Guam, I Liheslaturan Guåhan finds there is a need for a Registry, separate and apart from the Chamorro Registry authorized by Public Law Number 23-130, now codified as Chapter 20 of Title 3 of the Guam Code Annotated, which will specifically delineate the list of qualified voters for the political status plebiscite, and intends that this separate Registry not be one based on race.

I feel that this intent is very clearly stated: “separate and apart from the Chamorro Registry”; “not . . . based on race.”

They go on to point out that the 1950 Organic Act of Guam itself calls for the people “to develop self-government.”  In other words, such was the intent of the U.S. government.

‘Native Inhabitants of Guam’ shall mean those persons who became U.S. Citizens by virtue of the authority and enactment of the 1950 Organic Act of Guam and descendants of those persons.

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