There is a time for talk and there is time for action. I congratulate I Mina' Trentai Kuåttro Na Liheslaturan Guåhan (the 34th Guam Legislature) for rising to the occasion and taking decisive action to stand by the Chamorro Land Trust and the cause of self-determination.
Earlier this month, both the Chamorro Land Trust and the self-determination plebiscite came under assault by the federal government in the District Court of Guam and challenged by President Donald Trump's Justice Department.
First there was a ruling against the self-determination vote by a federal judge, which was followed by the public announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was seeking a consent decree to essentially overturn the Chamorro Land Trust.