by Nick Delgado
Guam - Several members of the 31st Guam Legislature listened to St. John's School student Peter Jang's perspective as well as what he learned from his research from his advance placement world history class about the similarities between the American and French Revolutions and how it relates to Guam's plight for self-determination.
Jang, an 11th grader, spoke about how the causes of the revolutions and how those causes parallel the arguments made in Speaker Judi Won Pat's radio address this week. The aspiring Yale student advised senators that a greater voice is needed from the community to achieve its political objective.
He said, "There is a great irony about how the U.S. fought for these fundamental rights but they are imposing them on us in a matter of three centuries. So again, as Speaker Judi Won Pat proclaims, that we are ready to be determined as a free and equal people."
Speaker Won Pat was impressed with Jang's grasp of the issue and was encouraged to see a new generation step-up to question the status quo.