"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Monday, July 20, 2009

US Out of Honduras!

The recent events in Honduras have arguably been a splendid example of a constitutional democracy at work.  A leader was violating the constitution.  The legislature and supreme court declared his actions illegal, and deposed him.  There is no bloodshed, and an apparent deference to the Rule of Law.  A recent historical summary can be read here.

Now the US, joined by the hemisphere's more notorious dictators - Castro and Chavez, are pressing hard to force the interim government of Honduras to ignore their own constitution and reinstate Mr. Zalaya.

The party of "We have no business being over there", is interfering "over there".

My question is, why?  Could it be that the current administration simply likes the populist, quasi-socialist policies of Mr. Zalaya?

There is no indication that there is anything improper about the actions of the current Honduran government.  The US government should butt out.

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