The Moral Argument for an Independent Puerto Rico

It is easy to believe that Puerto Rico cannot stand on its own and needs statehood, but the truth is a more complicated matter

A woman waves a Puerto Rican flag during a protest against the referendum on the political status of Puerto Rico in San Juan on June 11, 2017. Photo: RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images

The clouds in Puerto Rico possess a unique beauty. White and drunk with humidity, their billowy faces tumble over each other; they graze on the horizon more than move…