Category Archives: Foundational

So You Say You’re A True Virgin Islander

I wanted to take some time to define the term “Virgin Islander.” With the intent of devising a meaningful¬†definition around which the masses of Virgin Islanders can unite, I am writing this article. On one hand, many of us have … read more »

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Where Are The Ones Who Put Territory First?

I learned something great from Senator John McCain. His campaign slogan is “Country First.” And, recent discussion have caused me to think about what that means for us as Virgin Islanders. Several people have asked me: “I’m a ______. What … read more »

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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. ¬†In 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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