Friday, July 03, 2009

Honduras ConLaw: Zelaya Is a Crook

The author, a Honduran attorney, cites the actual text of the Honduran Constitution--making Obama into a fool, if not a knave. After all, Obama is reputedly a ConLaw lecturer, or something, right?

...When Zelaya published that decree to initiate an "opinion poll" about the possibility of convening a national assembly, he contravened the unchangeable articles of the Constitution that deal with the prohibition of reelecting a president and of extending his term. His actions showed intent.

Our Constitution takes such intent seriously. According to Article 239: "No citizen who has already served as head of the Executive Branch can be President or Vice-President. Whoever violates this law or proposes its reform [emphasis added], as well as those that support such violation directly or indirectly, will immediately cease in their functions and will be unable to hold any public office for a period of 10 years."

Notice that the article speaks about intent and that it also says "immediately" – as in "instant," as in "no trial required," as in "no impeachment needed

Perhaps Obama should add a "Spanish-Language Czar" to his staff. You know--someone who can read ConLaw in Spanish...

1 comment:

Shoebox said...

Why would you expect Obama to respect the Honduras Constitution when he doesn't respect or abide by ours? Oh, wait, I guess he was a "Professor of Constitutional law!" Funny, I never thought before that that meant he was teaching a class on how to subvert the Constitution!