Honorable Luis Fortuno Burset, Governor of Puerto Rico
PO Box 9020080 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902 -- 0082
Associate State of the USA
May 12, 2012
Having read with interest an article in today's National Post a Canadian newspaper that Puerto Rico was eyeing U.S. statehood. I can see quite clearly that you are a forward looking political leader who wants to bring prosperity to the Puerto Rican people by choosing to first make Puerto a bilingual state before its entry into the United States of America as the 51st State of the Union.
In the years before this letter I was in correspondence with former Puerto Rican Governor Pedro Rosello who was a very kind and pleasant person and we traded ideas on how countries could reach union with one another as states, and how sometimes language problems might arise to cause friction.
My discussions with Governor Rosello was about how Puerto Rico could best achieve its goal of admittance to the United States of America, from its present position as an Associate State to Statehood within the U.S.A.
As you must be aware there is a very bad problem in Canada, both linguistically and racially between the Metis (a Mestizo) people (Kebecois) who were abandoned here by France after the surrender of New France by the Marquis de Vaudreuil , Governor of New France on September 8, 1760, to British General Jeffrey Amherst, and the territory of New France was ceded to great Britain in its entirety by the Anglo-French Treaty of Paris on February 10, 1763, when British settlers etc, who were later joined by American loyalist whose descendants now make up the majority population of Canada.
I feel that the road that you have taken is one that will amicably create brotherhood and peace for the United States of America. And that you have chosen to put forward an idea that broadens the scope of Puerto Ricans by educating them in the English language which has become the lingua franca of the world, and will open doors to Puerto Ricans as never before, thus you have made a wise investment in the future of the Puerto Rican people, who now have a master key. By doing so, you have led the way to progress and prosperity by putting aside any prior conditions that might cause friction.
The sign of any great leader is the willingness to compromise where necessary for the common good of the people, and you have passed that challenge with flying colors. That special essence of compromise does not exist with the Mestizo (Kebecois) leaders of the province of Kebec in Canada and their point blank refusal to accept the democratic process, creating unnecessary road blocks to national unity. They have raised linguistic, religious and racial enmity among other groups of Canadians, by their mean-spirited actions, rather than working for the common good of all Canadians whose only wish is to live in peace and harmony and make their country a prosperous one by working hard and leading industrious lives.
In closing Governor, I wish you every success in your undertaking for the advancement of the Puerto Rican people. I am,
Very sincerely yours,
Kenneth T. Tellis