September 3, 2009

You want to restore democracy in Honduras?

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. --John F. Kennedy

Those of us here in Honduras know that democracy is doing just fine. People are going about their daily lives. In fact, right now Honduran democracy is better than ever. At this point in time, we have three separate but equal branches of government, working together, respecting the rights and duties of each branch, as well as the laws and the constitution.

But why then are so many governments clamoring to "restore democracy" in Honduras and how on earth is that accomplished by threatening to not recognize the democratic Honduran elections?

Of course, countries whose government refuse to even talk to the Honduran government, who won't come here to see for themselves, can continue with their deluded visions of a repressive dictatorship. Don't let any facts get in the way of self-righteousness. It doesn't fit the plan to turn Honduras over to socialism.

Alice in Wonderland quote....

Alice: If I had a world of my own,
everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is,
because everything would be what it isn't.
And contrary-wise, what is, it wouldn't be.
And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

It looks like Alice got her wish.

The US State Department has announced the termination of aid to the second poorest country in the hemisphere and that they will not recognize the November Honduran elections. The US continues to try to ram the unconstitutional and unlawful San Jose Accord down the throats of Hondurans, despite its false claims to not interfere in the sovereignty of other nations.

Not recognizing legal, fair, and transparent elections tells the Honduran people that their vote does not count − that the United States of America in its infinite wisdom knows what is better for the people of Honduras than the voters do themselves. How arrogant is that?

And think about it! If governments truly believe that the Honduran people are being repressed by an unwanted dictator, wouldn't allowing them to elect a democratic president be the answer? Wouldn't assisting/observing the elections make more sense than condemning elections that haven't even occurred yet?

Honduras will have its free and fair elections on November 29 as scheduled and the presidency will be turned over to the new president on January 27, 2010, all done fairly and democratically, and all done in accordance with the constitution of Honduran. Honduras will not submit to the repression of Hugo Chávez or the interference of Barack Obama, or the insults of either.

The Honduran people will recognize their elections and their president. That is what counts in a true democracy. Their true friends will do the same.

Honduras will survive. This is an opportunity to have true economic freedom.
-- Gabriela Nuñez, Minister of Finances.
Newer posts Older posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...