For my first post since returning from military training, I feel that it’s important to talk about the very fragile situation down in
It seems that our President & Secretary of State have come down on the side of the two most repressive dictators in the
Here's a little background. As many of you know, Hugo Chavez is the extreme socialist thug, who wanted to be President for life of
But in an act meant to destabilize the entire democracy in
Once Zeyala was removed from office the Honduran Assembly voted to chose its Speaker as the new interim President of Honduras. The new President is also a member of Zeyala’s political party so this was not some kind of partisan attack. This was a defense of continuing democracy in Honduras. As such, the new President immediately announced that the Presidential Election scheduled for this fall would go on as planned with no changes to allow for candidates to remain in power indefinitely as Zeyala had desired. It was an absolutely bloodless & necessary dismissal of a Head of State who no longer believed in the institutions of democracy & the rule of law.
Now comes the liberal establishment of the world & those who support socialism, communism & other left-leaning authoritarian regimes. They are crying foul. They believe that the crime in this situation was the deposing of Zeyala & not the true crime which was Zeyala's quest to end democracy in
Who has echoed this cry? The loudest voice has been the psychopath Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. And he has been followed by the brutal Castro brothers in Cuba. The words of Chavez & the Castros have been regurgitated by their American media allies, the New York Times & the Washington Post.
But who else has condemned the ouster of the wannabe Honduran dictator? Well, our very own Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, did. And so did our President Barack "BIG GOVERNMENT" Obama. Once again, Obama comes down on the wrong side. You can tell a lot about a person by the company that person keeps. And if I were Obama, I would think long & hard about whether or not being on the same side as Hugo Chavez & Fidel Castro was a good thing.
The positions of President Obama & Sec. Clinton are irresponsible & dangerous & further flame the fire of the communist trio of Chavez & the Castro brothers. We cannot support the forms of government that these men espouse. In making statements against what has happened in Honduras without considering all of the facts, we endanger struggling democracies in the entire hemisphere.
How can President Government ask that we hold judgment on the ayatollahs in Iran when he refuses to hold judgment on the Honduran Congress, Honduran Supreme Court & the thousands of Hondurans who have been protesting Zeyala's brutal tactics & his authoritarian power grab?
I would hope that if any American President tried to change the length of his or her term in office 5 months before he or she became ineligible for re-election that there would be an outcry from the international community & support for the people at home who would see right through this.
Former Chairman, Pima County Young Republicans