To the shame of the entire Free World, the tiny country of Honduras, with less that eight million people stands alone and in defiance of those who should be strong supporters of freedom and democracy.
It is especially embarrassing that the United States of America, who claims to be the beacon of freedom for the world, has joined with other oppressive regimes in demanding that Hondurans submit to a Marxist takeover by ousted former president Manuel Zelaya.
Earlier, elements of the Honduran Military, acting under the authority and orders of the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress peacefully removed Zelaya from office.
Within days, Venezuela’s own Marxist leader Hugo Chavez and Nicaragua’s Marxist Daniel Ortega began saber rattling and threatening to invade the tiny Central American country to force the reinstatement of Zelaya to power, although the majority of Hondurans support his ouster.
It is completely shameful that neither our media nor our newly installed leaders in government stand with a free nation exercising their free democratic will in accord with their laws and instead align themselves with such anti-freedom and anti-democratic groups as the Communist Party USA.
I recall when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was being inaugurated and his famous speech where he stated,
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
In his speech on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy said,
“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”
Unlike President Kennedy, we have the impotent Barack Obama joining other Marxist’s calling on Honduras to ignore their own constitution and reinstate a leader who was systematically destroying that very constitution.
We hear the Organization of American States issuing an ultimatum to Honduras to reinstate the one who was usurping and destroying their constitution to return him to power within 72 hours or face suspension from the group.
We see Secretary of State Hillary Clinton contemplating whether aid to the tiny poverty ridden nation should be cut.
We see the World Bank “pausing all program lending” to Honduras.
We see the United Nations General Assembly unanimously condemn the Hondurans for standing for freedom within their own country and in accord with their laws and constitution.
Instead, we hear those who ignore the reason and legality of Honduras’s move quoting that Zelaya was “democratically elected.”
Isn’t his removal with approval of the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court also “democratic?”
The world forgets that even Adolf Hitler was initially “democratically elected.”
Does that give a president Carte Blanc to shred his countries constitution and take power to himself, with the aid of outside Marxists like Hugo Chavez?
I find it totally ironic that at the time of Iranians standing up and being cut down over their faulty election results, this same “world” felt that “meddling” was improper. Yet, they now see “meddling” as appropriate in condemning and directing what tiny Honduras must do, in spite of their laws.
It is a complete embarrassment to the entire “free world” that tiny Honduras stands along against all as the hub of freedom and liberty for its people and awaits invasion from outside agitators to reinstall a despot who the majority of the nation do not want.
So called freedom lovers around the globe must hang their heads in shame for not standing with Honduras in their sovereign and constitutional correction of their leaders “new direction” they do not desire.
President Kennedy also said at one time,
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
If you force the return of ousted Manuel Zelaya to power, surely you will see such a violent revolution as the Honduran people rebel against the communist rule imposed on them after they peacefully removed it first!
Either we stand with Honduras now or we all submit to the socialist rule of enslavement advocated by the likes of Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama.
“Hope and Change” are just hollow words with no meaning when freedom is denied as a result.