I agree with this Theory. It is about time that the Aboriginals of this Continent adjust from a European Concept. Puerto Rico is a Dependent Protectorate of The United States,that is more of a "Welfare State" with many problems from Dependency to Criminal Empire; including serious Graft & Corruption. In Theory, "The State of Navajo" would not have these issue's as they abound in Puerto Rico. The "State of Navajo" would have its own Real Time Economy, a Trained Work Force for the internal Industries; and a Population that is willing to be "Productive" rather then dependent . The Theory of Statehood is a valid endeavor; and as pointed out - would benefit the current States from being a draw on their Resources in these Budgetary Times. The "Indian Mind" has learned to "adapt" and see the "flow" of things. There is already an existing "Model State Government", which would immediately step into Manage the "State of Navajo Government Affairs". I would imagine this State to be the "First State" with a Flat Tax State Tax System - a model for others. Yes, this is a "Good Idea" whose time has come.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 23:15