Honduran "President" Manuel Zelaya's term was to end in November on a Constitutional requirement that he cannot run for office again. The leftist Zelaya decided that he wanted to stay in office by holding a Constitutional referendum to suspend the Honduran Constitution so he could remain in office for as long as he wanted. The Honduran Congress thought better of it, and the military took Zelaya into custody and exiled him to Costa Rica. The Honduran Congress appointed an interim president, who says there will be elections in November to choose a new president. Currently, the world is calling it a military coup.
Zelaya was an ally of Venezuela's dictator Hugo Chavez, Communist leader of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega, and Cuba's Castro. The new interim president, Roberto Micheletti, says the ousting of Zelaya saved Honduras from becoming a radical "Venezuelan-Style" socialist country. Speaking to Reuters, Micheletti said there was no coup and that Honduras was more of a democracy now than it was three days ago. Micheletti, who reportedly has deep conservative beliefs, will lead the country until elections are held in November. It appears by the reaction of the world that "democracy" is more important than true liberty.
Democracy - rejected outright by America's Founding Fathers in favor of a Constitutional Republic - places nations in danger of totalitarian rule. Democracy is the rule of the majority, not the rule of law. And the communists and socialists have used "democracy" to make people think they are in control of their government, when in reality it has become an oppressed, controlled society. Democracy is being used in the United States in much the same way - starting with nationalization of the financial and auto industries, and with promises to do the same to healthcare. Even the new global warming legislation requires the government to inspect private homes before they can be sold.
Its no wonder the man who occupies the Oval Office sided with South American dictators regarding Honduras, saying he was "standing on the side of democracy." He also stood with oppressive democracy when Iran was killing protestors in the streets after its so-called democratic election. He deplored the violence, but opted instead not to endanger future talks with the world's most renown sponsor of terrorism. When the power of "democracy" fills a void of moral character in powerful leaders it endangers the rule of law and individual liberty. Proverbs 14:34 says,
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."Will America face the same dilemma as Honduras in the future?
Honduras coup holds few risks for Latin leftists - Reuters
U.S. Cautious on Calling Honduras a 'Coup' - CBS News
Ousted Honduran President Vows To Return - Sky News
UN to hear ousted Honduran leader - BBC News