Dec. 28, 2016
Analogies are never perfect, but they can still be illuminating.
Let’s talk about Guam.
Spain originally colonized the island in the 16th century. The US captured the island in 1898 during the Spanish American War. (There was no battle, the island’s residents had no idea they were at war with the US and surrendered.)
Since then, the US has controlled the island. it remains today an unincorporated territory of the United States, where the residents do not enjoy constitutional protection.