I urge any and all readers to do likewise and stand up for Honduras and the rule of law.
The reason I am writing you is to comment on the deplorable stance
Again and again the legal and constitutional action taken by the Honduran government has been called a coup. If indeed this action is a coup would that there were more of them in the true Latin American dictatorships to our south.
Let’s take a look at some undisputed facts.
1. Article 239 of the Honduran Constitution states that a President that violates the principle of alternation of the Presidency or even proposes its reform, will "immediately cease in the exercise of office". So according to Honduran law the simple act of proposing this reform (which no one is arguing did happen) removes a President from office ispo jure (by operation of that law).
2. Article 42 of the constitution states 6 cases in which the. “The quality of citizen is lost:”
3. A coup d'état, is the sudden, unconstitutional deposition of a legitimate government, by a small group of the State Establishment — usually the military — to replace the deposed government with another, either civil or military.
Sir! The Honduran government has not fallen. The government is in place, the military is under its control and the rule of law is being upheld. Coup? What coup?
Since the end of the colonial era modern liberal democratic nations like
I am ashamed that
Sir, I urge you to stand up for the rule of law in