As for the proposal this Article seeks to promote, the length and complexity of this undertaking hopefully demonstrates the difficulty in arriving at an easily identified solution. Century long colonial struggles by several distinct countries and millions of their inhabitants are not easily resolved. Nevertheless, there are certain procedural steps that can be undertaken which may promote the realization of self-determination. The United States should be true to its rhetoric and promote democratic efforts in these lands to achieve autonomy. It is not enough to promote self-determination for other powers' colonies. The subordination of citizens and nationals is not only inconsistent with this country's revolutionary beginning, it is also inconsistent with this country's liberal Republican form of governance, as well as repugnant to the country's representations concerning equality and justice. Thus, the proposals for the beginning of a process that may lead to change are as follows.
Ediberto Román and Theron Simmons,
Membership Denied: Subordination and Subjugation under United States Expansionism
, 39 San Diego L. Rev. 437
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