Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Freedom's just another word

Here we go again.

Kris Kistofferson in his famous lyric sung by Janis Joplin said that "Freedom's just another word for nothin left to lose, and nothin ain't worth nothin but it's free."

I know that what is going on in Honduras is strange and unusual for most folks.

Basically there is a term limit in the constitution that says the president can only serve four years. The Honduran president thought it would be a good idea to form a group to investigate changing the law.

Apparently there is something in the law the prohibits that so the military came in and forcefully removed the president and sent him off to that modern day hell known as Costa Rica. You know the place with drinks with umbrellas and the only country without a military.

Right now there are two countries supporting the president, Venezuela and Ecuador plus the Organization of American States. The United States has backed off for some very interesting reasons. We do not support the forceful removal of heads of state. Heaven forbid someone might do that here. The other thing is that if we oppose it publicly we are putting ourselves in the Hugo Chavez camp.

Imagine how many times we would have forcefully removed George W. Bush for purposefully violating our constitution in the past eight years? He would have racked up a huge number of frequent flyer miles between Washington and Costa Rica.

Yes, Kris was right. It is about freedom and having nothing left to lose.

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