But as a self-governing commonwealth, the Marianas were exempt from U.S. labor standards and even immigration laws.
Thus the bill practically permits the self-governing colonies to legislate independently, each for itself within its domain.
Practically it had been not only self-governing but almost independent.
Then we made the first experiment on a large scale of a democratic or self-governing people.
Here Penn proposed to found a state, free and self-governing.
And now Holland was a republic, her people were self-governing!
It was, then, within the limits of its jurisdiction, self-governing.
All of which is a clear setting forth of the responsibilities of self-governing communities.
There is a university at Valetta, and since 1887 Malta has been self-governing.
This must be left a voluntary matter for Ireland, as it is for the self-governing Colonies.