as expeditely as possible, immediately if feasible, or at the latest when the war ends and peace is established, whichever shall be most compatible with the best conduct of the war against the totalitarian powers, Therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate of Puerto Rico, the House of Representatives concurring:
Section 1.—That the Legislature of Puerto Rico, in the name and in representation of the people of Puerto Rico, by this Concurrent Resolution, lays before the President and the Congress of the United States of America the right of the people of Puerto Rico that the colonial system of government be ended and to decide, in special free and democratic elections, by the free will of the people of Puerto Rico themselves, their permanent political status, as expeditely as possible, immediately if feasible.
Section 2.—That if the President and the Congress of the United States of America consider that in order to make effective this right and to act favorably regarding this petition, we should wait for the moment when victory is won and peace is being organized, the people of Puerto Rico will wait with patriotic resignation until that decisive moment for their natural aspirations.
Section 3.—That a copy of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States of America, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America, the Secretary of the Interior, the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico in Washington, the Governor of Puerto Rico, and to the Press.