Sunday, October 4, 2009

Honduras – Fighting the leftist regional powers to retain Democracy

A small Democracy in Latin America tried to uphold their own constitution and follow their own legal precedents by removing Manuel Zelaya as President. And guess who is outraged you ask? The answer is the leftist regimes in the America’s. Zelaya was attempting to trash the country’s constitution. He was attempting to make himself a defacto dictator circumventing the constitution in an effort to remain in office. This would have made him a defacto dictator just like Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Roberto Micheletti took power when President Manuel Zelaya was forcibly exiled. The White House considers that move an illegal coup.

Who is outraged the most? The list starts with Hugo Chavez, Barrack Obama, Fidel Castro. Now Obama has taken steps to punish the Hondurans. He has imposed financial sanctions on Honduras, withholding $30 million in aid including $18 Million in military funding. The Unites States is also stopped issuing visas for travel to the United States.

What is the most arrogant is that the President has done this without sending an envoy, a diplomat or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss events first hand. Instead we are lining up supporting a leftist dictator lined up with the likes of Chavez and Castro. That Obama is siding with leftist dictators over defending democracy says it all. It also paints a picture of a President more concerned about Letterman shows, TIVO’ing his daily TV speeches, Jetting to Europe for failed Chicago Olympic bid. We have instability in Afganistan, turmoil in Honduras, school children being beaten to death with 2X4’s in Chicago but Obama is obsessed with Government overtake of every sector of the US economy. His left leanings are now fully clear and his popularity is plummeting as evidenced by recent Rasmussen poll showing opposition to Obamacare at 56% opposed to 41% favorable.

In a move in defiance of President Obama and Jim Kerry(D), Senator Jim Demint led a delegation of Four U.S. Lawmakers meeting with Honduras' interim president Roberto Micheletti on Friday. This move has been labeled a challenge to Washington's Leftist powers in the White House and Congress who condemn the constitutional coup that brought him to power. Senator Jim DeMint, said before the trip that even calling Zelaya's overthrow a coup is "ill-informed and baseless."
“We had a very productive trip, and we will have more to say next week after we have briefed our colleagues in the House and Senate,” DeMint said. “But for now, I can say that we saw a government working hard to follow the rule of law, uphold its constitution, and to protect democracy for the people of Honduras. “We are very encouraged by what we saw, and we hope to be able to work with our administration to support the upcoming elections.”

In a bizarre side note, the former president Zelaya who was removed by the nation’s Supreme Court to thwart his Chavez-like attempt to circumvent constitutional term limits recently accused “Israeli mercenaries” of “torturing him” with high frequency radiation. The Miami Herald also reports that Zelaya claims that he “is being subjected to toxic gases and radiation that alter his physical and mental state.” This is really bizarre behavior and a nail in the coffin in him having any right to be reinstated in Honduras.

Why does the U.S. threaten to undermine a November free election that would most likely restore peace and security? Obama’s stance on Honduras is not aligned with democratic process and is embarrassing to Americans that have done their research.

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