Political Ignorance

Puerto Rico

I have noticed that as the days get closer to elections here in Puerto Rico, many people, in my opinion, are getting ignorant. I have never seen anything like this. My lovely wife had warned me, but I still had no idea.

Here on this island, the political parties have caravans of vehicles. Many of the people in these caravans do not look old enough to vote. On top of that, there are individuals riding on the edge of windows on cars, on the tailgates of pick-up trucks, and humans riding scooters and motorcycles without helmets.

How is it that they are allowed to break laws in supporting their party? I have seen all the political parties having these caravans which tie up traffic, causing havoc on the roadways. The pictures I am posting today are from a caravan of the PNP or New Progressive Party who is for pro-statehood. Personally, I would not vote for any of the caravan delegates. I think it is very irresponsible that someone who is running for a political office would support the breaking of laws, the wasting of gas and money, and the pollution they are causing. I thought that politics in the United States was bad, but here it is extreme!

Before I show you these pictures that my beautiful wife, who claims pro-independence(PIP), took, please know that there were police officers everywhere and they did not do anything about the illegal actions by these demonstrators. We felt like tuna fish in a shark tank. What would have taken about five minutes to get home, turned to almost 1 hour.

I love Puerto Rico, but thank God this only happens every four years. Some people think this is a neat occurrence. I disagree! I saw Pastors out waving their flags and yelling and my heart skipped a beat. Voting is one thing, but extreme measures like this that promote illegal actions makes me sick.

Take a look at these crazy pictures and pray that no one gets hurt during these ignorant activities.

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To Chemo Soto

Chemo, do you really think this will help you keep the Mayor position in Canóvanas? I look at the ones in this caravan and many are not even old enough to vote. You are pro-statehood, but you all allow actions you would never see in the United States.

If you need to have a rally, have it somewhere else, not in the roads. It is ignorant and very unprofessional!

© G.L. Boudonck

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Thanks for a look at the political process there; unfortunately, I am seeing more and more of this type of activity in the states. I love your summation statement.


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

We see these things in the states, as well. It seems that the law doesn't really matter during elections...


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

In the Sates I lived in, you never saw anything like this.

thanks both of you for your comments


Maria Ruiz 3 years ago

Ouch!!! Froggy... I love Puerto Rico and the word "ignorant" is like too hard. I was talking to a friend and we were remembering when we used to go in these caravans, it is just part of experiences in this life...things that make a difference and have some happenings to talk about. Thanks for the comments because this is world wide behavior.


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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

I still think ignorant is the correct word--sorry honey.

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