This is not a coup in Honduras

By JFK, June 29, 2009 under News

Russian President Medvedev meets with Venezuelan President Chavez in Orenburg

The alleged coup in Honduras is actually a defense of democracy and of the Right.

President Obama has come out against both, puzzling freedom-loving Americans.  Does Obama oppose term limits on presidents?  That is the issue in Honduras – the ousted president intended to extend his term, Chavez-style.

While Obama was “giving some rub” to Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, perhaps a bit of that desire for term limit abolishment rubbed off on him.

One has to wonder why an American president would oppose the democratic interests of a majority of the people of Honduras.  Perhaps Obama wants to abolish term limits here as well…

Topics: coup d'etat, democracy, honduras, hugo chavez, obama, tyranny

User Comments

  1. Joe L-E
    June, 2009

    I was also shocked that a trip to the ice cream shop didn’t get in the way of this possible revolution as it did for Iran. And I guess we can “meddle” in South America but not the Middle East? I’m getting more and more confused about the Obama Doctrine

  2. JFK
    June, 2009

    How imperial of him!

  3. Clint
    July, 2009

    It puzzles me how people can think that the forceful removal of an elected president is a “defense of democracy.”

    Zelaya was unpopular and maybe wanted to pass an illegal reform, but that doesn’t mean that the democratic response is to stage a coup. There are legal, democratic mechanisms to handle such things, namely impeachments and trials.

    The result now is that the Hondurans have an unelected president who has silenced several media outlets, suspended Constitutional rights and cracked down on Honduran protests.

    That’s an assault on democracy.

  4. JFK
    July, 2009

    “There are legal, democratic mechanisms to handle such things, namely impeachments and trials.”

    The Supreme Court told the military to oust the president – the next individual in succession to the presidency was then placed as an interim president until the next election.

    That sounds as democratic a mechanism as you might find in Central/South America.

    Democracy often requires very undemocratic means to save itself. Abraham Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, the Japanese and Germans were interned during WWII, and the President is limited to 2 terms.

    Liberaltarians often bemoan these events, but serious conservatives recognize that the role of government is to enforce higher ideals than legalization of weed, free market economics, or the merits of Ayn Rand’s objectivism.

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