Author Archives: Jabriel Ballentine

The Struggle for Self-Government

Every man, and every body of men on earth, possesses the right of self-government.” —Thomas Jefferson And, what – pray tell – is self-government? Here’s a definition from Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for you to chew on: government under the control and … read more »

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Does the Virgin Islands Flag Call for Revolution?!

I can’t help but remember the meaning – symbolism – of the flag. ┬áIn the VI flag, we find a copy of the United States Seal. If you read from Wikipedia, you will find the following: The main figure on … read more »

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A Constitution for the Virgin Islands

It has come to my attention that some may not know the role of a constitution and why it is important. And, that’s not our fault…but we live in a culture that has detached itself from the American Constitution. So, … read more »

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Do the Virgin Islands Deserve a Constitution?

Ok…I was frustrated before, and those frustrations keep mounting. I just read an article in the St. Thomas Source about the Virgin Islands Constitutional Convention and their deliberations over public education. You can read the article. In this article, the … read more »

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