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So Goes Venezuela, So Goes The U.S.? The Limited Powers Of Government Are Weighing In The Balance

johnm h Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 7:58 AM
The Venezuelan constitution has never stood in Chavez's way, it's not even a nuisance, rights derive from the government not the people. Moreover, he doesn't have to raise taxes to pay for his handouts, payoffs, nationalizations because he controls oil income. There are no parallels except that the Cuban's who run the place for him know how to rig elections, manipulate naive people, and silence opposition. So does our far left and like the Cuban apparatchiks, they have learned that you don’t have to control everything nor jail millions of people; just nudge the system to erode freedoms. Property rights and the second amendment have been the easiest of the bill of rights to erode. What will be next?
GodSaveUSA Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 8:44 AM
I hate to see my precious country in the hands of such a man as obama.....I just watched the documentary by Dinesh D'Souza obama's America 2016.......People CHOOSE NOT to look at the FACTS of this man's CORE beliefs as laid out by his history. We can see and feel that his policies DO NOT WORK, HAVE NEVER WORKED....well not for the "middle'-class" and poor, ONLY the rich elites, him and his CRONIES!!! I have been saying/thinking him just a Socialist but I see that his "ROOTS" lean MUCH CLOSER TO COMMUNISM---obama......(I couldn't care less about Chavez). But I do love my America! His "mentors" were men that hated America and "white" people. But God's will be done, Jesus come take us home soon!

Some Venezuelans are concerned that their President might be violating their nation’s Constitution.

So, where have these Venezuelans been for the past 14 years? And do any Americans have the same concerns about their own President?

The headlines emerged about a week ago on January 7th. In a hastily arranged press conference, the leadership of the Venezuelan Catholic Church announced that delaying President Hugo Chavez' inauguration would be a "morally unacceptable" violation of their national constitution. According to the Venezuelan constitution, Chavez’ term in office was to have officially ended on January 10th, whereupon he would have been...