Below are the links to two sites with different views on this one group that talks about Puerto Rico returning to Spain. There are multiple ways this could end.
1: This never happens and Puerto Rico keeps being a US common wealth. It would keep slowly becoming chaos unless the government changes things. It would also mean losing our culture over time since more and more common in Puerto Rico are American views. English is taught almost everywhere and even American Football is gaining popularity.
2: It becomes a US state. This would mean the PR culture will eventually disappear. And English will be seen as a second language. On the other hand, the government will finally become better. The laws will be more strict. The economy will get better and crime may go down. But this won’t be an overnight change. Statehood has ups and downs.
3: We join Spain. The idea of becoming somewhat of a Spanish Colony can be quite startling. But the benefits of rejoicing are similar to becoming a state. The major exception is that we would still keep our culture if not make it stronger. But it might be more beneficial to Spain then to PR. If we do become part of Spain, whose to say we will have to have their government and laws? For now no one. But that can change as this gains popularity. Who knows.
4: Puerto Rico becomes its own nation. It sometimes seems like this is the case. I mean we have our own Olympic team, share a somewhat different government then US and have some of our laws. But that doesn’t mean it would be great. If we do become our own nation, what government would we have? Federal, unitary? How will it work, Democracy? I mean in order to make that democracy, it would have to take great minded people. And seeing as how corrupt some people are, I’m sure checks and balances can be thrown out the window. If anything it will be like the Articles of Confederation. The first government USA had before the Declaration of Independence. Which was a weak national government and strong local government. Which means each town would have their own powers. And if it turned to be opposite, the governor would probably abuse the power.
In all there are sacrifices. The fourth scenario being least likely. But becoming a state would be beneficiary if a compromise to help preserve our culture is met. We can’t end up like Hawaii. Their culture isn’t strong like how it used to be. Unless Spain can offer even more opportunities and be a savior to Puerto Rico, the island will keep going on how it is for now. And we can’t agree that its doing great.