Skip to comments.Honduras Defends Its Democracy
Posted on 06/28/2009 11:01:14 PM PDT by bluejay
Hugo Chávez's coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation's constitution.
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Now THAT’S a Tea Party.
I have relatives in the legislature and they were dying to get rid of this guy. Im glad they did.
Surely he or she must be behind all this.
Finally an article that doesn’t push the “coup” propaganda.
A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.
But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela.
And Hillary And Mr. Obama approve....
Capitalism and freedom are on the march, and it is disgusting that the red sons of bitches in control of the United States government have the audacity to speak and act surreptitiously against it.
Wouldn’t our own military be obliged to do the same if 0bama continues to ignore the Constitution? They swore oaths to defend the Constitution, not Obama’s reign.
The GOP? LOL... I think John McCain and Lindsay Graham are probably in a race to see who can be the first one to issue a statement agreeing with Obama that the thug president should return.
Well at least the HONDURAN MILITARY have the balls to replace their Marxist. [...sigh...]
It appears that Hillary and Mr. Obama do not respect Honduras rule of law, Constitution, or sovereignty.
"That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.
But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.
The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.
Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court's order.
The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica."
I can only hope the military would take over!
Tell the leftist when they talk about this..... think Nixon and the tapes if he had defied congress and the Supreme Court orders...what would have to happen?
Especially when when learning that Zelaya’s arrest
was ordered by the Honduras Attorney General armed with an
order from the Honduras Supreme Court.
The nations' envoys soon will take up their former posts. The move, analysts say, reflects Obama's desire for better Latin American relations and President Hugo Chavez's need to improve his image.
By Chris Kraul and Paul Richter June 26, 2009
Reporting from Bogota, Colombia, and Washington -- In a potentially significant step toward repairing their tattered relationship, the United States and Venezuela have formally agreed to resume full diplomatic relations, the State Department announced Thursday.
Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the two nations exchanged notes that in effect formalized pledges that President Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made at the Summit of the Americas in April to reinstall ambassadors who were expelled in September.
U.S. Ambassador Patrick Duddy and his Venezuelan counterpart, Bernardo Alvarez, soon will resume their former posts in Caracas and Washington, respectively, Kelly said. Each country's embassy had remained open and formal relations were never fully cut.
And the muzzie marxist in chief does this at the same time that fat red SOB Chavez is threatening to close down the last TV station that still has the balls to criticize him.
Clearly Hussein is sending a message of approval to the communist thug, and putting news networks in the US on notice that this can and will happen here too if they don't toe the party line.
Baraka Hussein is completely out of control.
CARACAS, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez threatened to close down an opposition-sided news network, saying the defiant Globovision channel's days on the airwaves will be numbered if its directors don't stand down.
Chavez on Thursday urged executives at Globovision "to reflect" upon the TV channel's tough anti-government stance or else the station "won't be on the airwaves much longer."
The socialist leader has threatened Globovision before, demanding sanctions against the channel for its alleged violation of broadcast regulations. Chavez told a crowd of his supporters on Thursday that he "doesn't care" if such a decision were to draw international criticism.
Chavez recently called for sanctions against Globovision, and within a week Venezuela's tax agency slapped the network with a $2.3 million fine, prosecutors charged its president in a probe into alleged fraud and lawmakers began investigating the channel for purportedly joining an anti-government conspiracy.
Broadcast regulators also are investigating Globovision for inciting "panic and anxiety" during its coverage of a minor earthquake last month, when station director Alberto Federico Ravell criticized state television for failing to quickly inform its viewers about the severity of the quake.
So the Military saved Democracy in Honduras? Think maybe that will happen here? Because our Republic is dying.
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