Monday, July 6, 2009

Why the Turmoil in Honduras is So Important.

Tucked squarely in the middle of Central America, between Guatemala and Nicaragua lies Honduras. It was, and remains for the moment, a democratic republic. The democraticly elected president, Manuel Zelaya, was not a good guy. He has been in office for about three years and since then has moved from his centralist platform to the extreme left. The move that led to his ouster? He sponsored a referendum which would have allowed him to stay in power regardless of the upcoming election, which he was not anticipated to win. The referendum was in direct violation of the country's constitution and was ruled as such by their Supreme Court. They called it what it was- an attempt at despotism. He was surrounded in his home by the military and forcibly ejected from the country.
The new president appointed by the Congress to serve out the remaining half year of Zelaya's term was Roberto Micheletti who, thankfully, remains defiant to outside pressure. Among the detractors of the "coup" are Hugo Chavez [big surprise], The UN [big deal] and none other than our own despot, Barack Obama.

"We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the
democratically elected president there,"
Obama said. "It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition rather than democratic elections," he added. "The region has made enormous progress over the last 20 years in establishing democratic tradtions. ... We don't want to go back to a dark past."

Why didn't they just wait until the election? It's only seven months away. ACORN just went international; there's no way they could have rigged that election just yet, could they? There were protestors numbering into the hundreds of thousands clamoring for Zelaya's return, if the main stream media reports are to be believed. I am certain that if Obama was ousted by a coup, there would be supporters demostrating in the streets here. Liberals do make up 1/5 of the US population.

Then, why should we care?

The point is that Zelaya was trying to circumvent the Constitution to keep himself in power which by its own design is an un-democratic move. Obama allies himself with Hugo Chavez and the U[seless] N[ations] to chastise a goverment for defending its Constitution and removing a tyrant before he seized complete power.

It comes down to this: Barack Obama is allying himself with tyrants who intend to [and have] trample on the people in their countries and against the liberty and God- given freedom of the people they govern. His flacid, long overdue response to Iran's stamping down of protests proves it. He's looking down the road and he sees what's coming. He's suring up supporters for the day when the coup is at his door.

I saw a sign the other day that said,


Excuse me, while I sharpen my pitchfork...

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