In my last post, I asked the rhetorical question: Who stands to gain financially if Chuuk leaves the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)? I asked that question out of sheer curiosity since everything about this secession movement makes absolutely no sense for the Chuukese people based on the final report from the Chuuk Political Status Commission (CPSC).
Is there something else that is driving this movement that the commissioners have not revealed? After all, the final report contains no economic plan, no promissory note of foreign aid from any country, no exit strategy for all the Chuukese citizens in the United States who will surely lose their legal status protected by the Compact of Free Association (COFA) between the FSM and the United States Government, no understandable timeline, no cost-benefit analysis, no quantitative or qualitative research data from the public hearings. There is not even a simple bullet point breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of any other options besides secession from the FSM.
- Click here to download the Faichuk MOU and return soon for the Southern Namoneas MOU involving the same individuals.
- Click here to sign our online petition to the Chuuk State Legislature and Governor Elimo to stop the Chuuk independence movement until we have thoroughly studied all angles of such a move.