Friday, August 28, 2009

Arias Cannot Be Trusted to Continue Negotiations

Arias has announced that he also wants to reform his constitution and give more power to the office of president resulting in an imbalance of powers.  That isn´t democracy folks it is authoritarianism. He wants to change his own form of government.  He doesn´t want to empower the people; he wants to empower himself. The balance of powers are there for a very good reason and it doesn´t matter that he sees them as an obstacle in the way of implementing what he wants.

A neutral country should be the one negotiating the situation in Honduras and not someone who has preconceived ideas for their own country.  If he indeed wants to do this he should also lose his Nobel because that is not an act of a president who wants peace in his country. 

I think we should look at countries who have no ties to Chavez and who do not have any ideas in changing their own constitution to empower presidents...aka Authoritarianism, not Democracy.

A president should never be able to veto the Supreme Court no matter how much he dislikes their position. They are the final decision maker for a good reason...they balance things and keep presidents from stepping on the rights of citizens.


Anonymous said...

From the OAS charter:

Chapter 1 Article 1:

The Organization of American States has no powers other than those expressly conferred upon it by this Charter, none of whose provisions authorizes it to intervene in matters that are within the internal jurisdiction of the Member States.

Chapter 1 Article 2:

b) To promote and consolidate representative democracy, with due respect for the principle of nonintervention.

Chapter 2 Article 3:

e) Every State has the right to choose, without external interference, its political, economic, and social system and to organize itself in the way best suited to it, and has the duty to abstain from intervening in the affairs of another State. Subject to the foregoing, the American States shall cooperate fully among themselves, independently of the nature of their political, economic, and social systems.

Chapter 3 Article 19

No State or group of States has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the State or against its political, economic, and cultural elements.

What part of "KEEP OUT OF OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS!" does the OAS not understand?

LaGringaSPS said...

I wonder that myself..