Comments on Venezuela by Miguel Gonzalea
I wrote about Venezuela here. My friend Miguel Gonzalez lived in Venezuela, and I asked him to comment on their recent judicial overturn of elections. Miguel said,
Dear God, where do I start? President Maduro was given “special powers” by the outgoing Assembly which made him both Chief Executive and Chief Legislator. He can make up laws and sign them without anybody bitching with the exception of the Supreme Court which is basically a gathering of clowns under the control of the party. Think of it as Executove Orders Writ Extreme and basically unchangeable.
But the situation in Venezuela is so bad that even with all the tricks and tramps to fix the election, they knew it could not stand to say they won, so they are doing the next best thing and requested to impugn several local Assembly elections to kill the super majority which was the sword that would kill his presidency
The outgoing assembly already selected and imposed new Judges to the Supreme court, firmly in the Chavista camp. They will probably extend Maduro’s Legal Dictatorship and they will go through with tyhe motions to erarse one newly elected legislator to hobble the new Assembly. Effectively Maduro will have a Coup de Etata without shooting one round of ammunition.
The elections were for naught
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. “
In order to achieve or even have a chance to do what is stated above from the Declaration of Independence, we have four boxes:
Miss one and you are in trouble. Miss two and you are well on your to being a subject, not a citizen.
Venezuela has been out of boxes for a long time now.