"Zelaya was trying to follow the “Chavez business plan” in Honduras, which is basically a program that uses ostensibly democratic processes to establish a dictatorship. this has already happened in Venezuela itself, as well as in Bolivia and Ecuador." ht: Faustasblog
-News Coverage: et video.
-Obama objects: read.
-Chavez blames US.
Image: Full Congressional Vote
-Honduran Supreme Court exercises "Rule of Law" #
The Honduran Supreme Court of Justice has confirmed that Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.
Zelaya was detained shortly before voting was to begin on a constitutional referendum. He had insisted on holding the vote even though the Supreme Court ruled it illegal and everyone from the military to Congress and members of his own party opposed it." read more.
Honduran Constitution: Reads:
-Article 42 strips citizenship rights from those who call for the re-election or continuing (beyond the term) of the President of the Republic.FACT: Given the same circumstances, US Military would end this in US, too. The framers of the US Constitution provided our Military with powers to act in dire circumstance as instructed by Congress; to uphold such principals of our Constitution... Not excluding term limit votes, Military oath change, and other actions which impact principals of our Articles. Constitution states that no man is above the law.
-Article 239 not only prohibits the re-election of a President of the Republic, but calls for the immediate removal from public office and disqualification from any political office for 10 years any person who calls for a change in that prohibition.
- Article 373 gives the power to amend the Constitution solely to the National Congress, with no role for any “referendum”.
- Article 374 prohibits any amendments to the prohibition of a multi-term President of the Republic. ht: Faustablog.
VIDEO: Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced Sunday's arrest of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya as a "coup d'etat" and alleged that the United States had a hand in his overthrow...
Haha! Obama was with him! ..I guess they missed this WJS UPDATE