I have been highly critical of President Obama. In the closing days of his term in office I see that I have not been critical enough:
The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule.
President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence.
During the 1970s and 80s, López Rivera was part of FALN, or Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional, a group seeking to liberate Puerto Rico from U.S. control.
FALN placed more than 130 bombs in American cities — including one in New York on Jan. 24, 1975. The explosive went off in busy Fraunces Tavern during lunch hour. Four people died, including Frank Connor, a 33-year-old father.
Go here to read the rest. In votes in Puerto Rico, advocates of independence have never gotten more than 5.5% of the vote. A Marxist-Leninist group, the FALN was committed to imposing a Stalinist, they used that term, Communist government on the people of Puerto Rico. That Obama has decided to free a leader of this group tells us that his heart has always been on the far left. Oh, and for those of you who might be planning to see the play Hamilton, please don’t.