Saturday, October 2, 2010

a quick revisit of june 2009

Last summer I blogged extensively about the political crisis we had in Honduras, when Manuel Zelaya was removed from the presidential seat for illegally attempting to abort our constitution, change our form of government, and -- a la Hugo Chavez -- remain in power in perpetuity. Since then, from his exile in Dominican Republic, Zelaya continues to call for a constituent assembly while goading his ragtag group of left-wing supporters in Tegucigalpa to hold marches and stir up trouble for the government of Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo.  (The Lobo administration is the result of the crisis-ending general elections of November 2009.)  I came across the following (excellent) commentary from a fellow Honduran this morning regarding this whole "changing the constitution" b.s. that Zelaya continues to irritate the Honduran people with:

To all those who support second-rate leaders like Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, please answer the question I have asked several times but which is always ignored: WHAT ARTICLE OF OUR CONSTITUTION MAKES PEOPLE MORE POOR? Or, to put it another way, WHAT ARTICLE MAKES A FEW VERY WEALTHY? You talk about a constituent assembly, yet no one has bothered to submit a formal document saying what so badly needs to be changed in our current constitution.  Seems like the reason Mel wants this constituent assembly is to make the laws to his convenience and forever hold on to the goose that lays the golden eggs. Or am I wrong? If I'm wrong, present a real fact, MENTION AN ARTICLE OF THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION THAT OPPRESSES THE PEOPLE.  Do not bother with silly answers like "oligarchy," "illegitimate government," and all this rhetoric that belongs in the sewer. Let's face it, those of us who love Honduras know that what the country needs are laws that are respected. The Constitution is just a piece of paper. What creates the problem is corrupt politicians and other who twist the laws in their favor.

- Miguel45 (commenter on

Bravo Miguel! I couldn't I said it better myself.

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