Hugo Chavez Pushes for Rule by Decree

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  1. carpro

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    His decree, naturally.


    http://today.reuters.com/news/artic...C_0_US-CHAVEZ-VENEZUELA-US.xml&src=rss&rpc=22

    Venezuela's Chavez says "gringos go to hell"
    Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:47pm ET16


    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday told the U.S. government to "go to hell" after it questioned his plan to seek special powers to legislate by decree as part of his self-styled socialist revolution.

    Chavez, a Cuba ally re-elected by a landslide in December, this month launched a broad campaign to consolidate power by nationalizing key industries, seeking expanded executive powers and pushing for unlimited presidential re-election.

    A State Department spokesman on Friday said Chavez's reform plans have caused "some concern," describing the proposal allowing presidents to rule by decree as "a bit odd" in a democracy.

    "That is a sacrosanct legal authority of Venezuela, go to hell gringos! Go home! Go home!" Chavez said during his weekly Sunday broadcast. "We're free here, and every day we'll be more free."
     
  2. pinoybaptist

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    It's their country.
    They want to call a spade a rose, then they're free to do so, and it's obviously none of our business.
     
  3. StefanM

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    Is he trying to be Julius Caesar or something?
     
  4. El_Guero

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    He wants to be the leader of communist latin america after castro goes to interview with the Judge.


     
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    He wants to be the leader of communist latin america after castro goes to interview with the Judge.


     
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    Agreed. The people are behind him.

    Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
     
  7. carpro

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    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/346jorji.asp

    Comandante Chavez's Friends
    Hugo Chavez supports Saddam Hussein and terrorism. Several congressional Democrats support Chavez. What's wrong with this picture?

    by Thor Halvorssen
    03/11/2003 12:00:00 AM


    LATE LAST YEAR, 16 U.S. congressmen voiced their approval for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Representatives Barney Frank, John Conyers, Chaka Fattah, Jan Schakowsky, Jose Serrano, and others complained in a letter to President Bush that the United States was not adequately protecting Chavez against a groundswell of internal opposition to his increasingly authoritarian rule--an upsurge that might lead to his ouster. Elected to power in 1998, Lt. Col. Chavez has hijacked democracy in Venezuela and is openly moving the country toward totalitarianism. Beyond Venezuela's borders, he celebrates, protects, and does business with terrorists.

    A day after the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Chavez declared that "The United States brought the attacks upon itself, for their arrogant imperialist foreign policy." Chavez also described the U.S. military response to bin Laden as "terrorism," claiming that he saw no difference between the invasion of Afghanistan and the September 11 terrorist attacks.
     
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    Liberal democrat support for this soon to be Emperor of Venezuela is broad and deep.

    "In September of 2006 Senator Harkin commented on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's September 20th 2006 United Nations speech in which Chavez referred to President George Bush as the devil. Senator Harkin said that while Chavez's comments were “incendiary”, he could “…understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush's policies”."



    http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1562009,00.html

    In Venezuela, It's Support Chavez — Or Else
    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 By JENS ERIK GOULD/CARACAS


    If you're an employee of the Venezuelan state oil company, you better support President Hugo Chavez when he stands for reelection next month —or you might lose your job.

    Under Chavez's rule, this might appear to be simply an unspoken commandment. After all, the halls of state companies and ministries are covered in Chavez paraphernalia and many employees religiously wear red, the color of the leftist leader's "Bolivarian Revolution."

    But this blunt message was actually delivered by Rafael Ramirez, Chavez's energy minister and president of state oil company PDVSA, to company directors in a recent closed meeting captured on video and released to the media by Chavez's opponents.

    The apparent ultimatum poured salt on the opposition's wounds from 2003, when Chavez purged the company of dissidents after they led a devastating national oil strike. "We threw 19,500 enemies of the country out of this company," Ramirez said with remarkable candor in the video, "and we're prepared to keep doing it to guarantee that this company is aligned and corresponds with the love that the people have expressed for our president."
     
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    Seems that's just what Hitler did...


    The decree was improvised on the day after the fire (February 28) after discussions in the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, which was led by Hermann Göring, and was then brought before the Reich cabinet. In the ensuing discussions, Hitler stated that the fire made it now a matter of "ruthless confrontation of the KPD" and shortly thereafter, President von Hindenburg, 84 years old and lapsing in and out of senility, signed the decree into law.
    The decree, officially the Verordnung des Reichspräsidenten zum Schutz von Volk und Staat (Order of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State), invoked the authority of Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution which allowed the Reichspräsident to take any appropriate measure to remedy dangers to public safety. The decree consisted of six articles. Article 1 suspended most of the civil liberties set forth in the Weimar Constitution — freedom of the person, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, the right of free association and public assembly, the secrecy of the post and telephone, not to mention the protection of property and the home. Articles 2 and 3 allowed the Reich government to assume powers normally reserved to the federal states (Länder). Articles 4 and 5 established draconian penalties for certain offenses, including the death penalty for arson to public buildings. Article 6 simply stated that the decree took effect on the day of its proclamation.

    http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Reichstag_Fire_Decree

    Chavez skillfully played Bush in obtaining his own version of the Reichtag decrees; he played up Bush's quick endorsement of the coup that temporarily removed him by painting Bush as an enemy of democracy.

    As in almost all things Bush has done in foreign policy, he played into Chavez's hands. It's one more international embarassment for the US.
    Thank you, Mr. President.
     
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    The similarities to Hitler are apt. The rest is...

    Twisted logic.
     

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