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Honduras’ Election: Freedom wins over Socialism, Obama, and the MSM

November 30, 2009

“They tried to build a Berlin Wall and Honduras tore it down.”

Those words came from a Bolivian member of parliament who helped oversee the controversial Presidential elections in Honduras.   Porfirio Lobo, a rancher from the conservative National Party, was nominated over Liberal Party candidate Elvin Santos, who represented the party of both the ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the interim government led by Roberto Micheletti.  Lobo’s election is not only a win for Honduras, but also a win over socialism, the Obama administration, and the slanted journalism of most of the mainstream media.

In early summer this year, then President Zelaya, most likely under the influence of his friend and mentor Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, tried to rewrite the nation’s constitution to stay in power.  Zelaya tried to avoid a free election by calling for a national referendum. According to the Honduran Constitution, only the congress can call for a national referendum.

The Honduran Supreme Court ruled Zelaya’s actions illegal.  Zelaya rejected the courts ruling and was moving forward with illegal plans to stay in power.  So in June of this year, the court, with the approval of Zelaya’s own party in congress, sent the military in to arrest President Zelaya and he was sent to Costa Rica.

Almost all of the mainstream media and the Obama administration completely misrepresented that event in June and many continue to do so today.  They treated Zelaya’s removal from power as a coup – which is usually defined as an illegal government take-over by force.  There was nothing illegal in the actions of the Honduran military removing Zelaya from power.  They followed their own constitution.  After removing Zelaya, an interim President was appointed from Zelaya’s own party, and elections were set up by both parties in congress where neither Zelaya nor Interim President Micheletti could be on the ballot.

Here was President Barack Obama’s response to Zelaya being stopped from his illegal actions to continue rule over Honduras:

“We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the democratically elected president there.”

Under Obama’s guidance, the US Government characterized the events as a coup, suspended joint military operations and all non-emergency, non-immigrant visas, and cut off certain non-humanitarian aid to Honduras.  For some reason Obama completely misunderstood or misrepresented what happened in order to support a Chavez-style socialist leader. In August, the Law Library of Congress officially declared that the removal of Zelaya was done legally and constitutionally.

Sadly the media followed Obama’s lead and almost universally called the June event a coup. And today’s election results  still haven’t deterred many of them from that approach.  Watch the Associated Presses coverage, which they headlined: “Honduras Hopes Election Trumps Coup”

“Now the conservative rancher just has to convince the world the vote was legitimate and shows Hondurans want to put a summer coup behind them.” – AP News

There was never a coup and the people of Honduras have spoken clearly to the world. They want freedom and reject socialism.  Voter turnout was somewhere between 66 and 75% and the final numbers should have Lobo leading with almost 60% of the votes.  It is a clear statement by the will of the people.

One international election observer put it this way:

“Hondurans are not just electing a president. Their participation is a vote for freedom over Chavez-style socialism.”

Even with a lack of support from some nations and international organizations, the people of Honduras are rightly proud of this day.

“We’d rather be isolated from the world than under Chavez for 10 years,” said Marta Lorena de Casca, Honduras’ deputy foreign minister.

As the United States has been trying to move us closer and closer to socialized medicine and more government control in our lives, it is good to see that in a much younger democracy than our own freedom and the will of the people has triumphed.  Maybe it is a sign of things to come for our own country.

  1. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 30, 2009 12:52 pm

    Throughout the world, socialism is being cast aside; here, too. It’s just that some folks don’t realize that yet.

  2. November 30, 2009 1:06 pm

    Good for the Hondurans…I have been rooting for them from day one. What a model they are to us!

  3. John Redman permalink
    November 30, 2009 1:13 pm

    This is a gift from the Honduran people to liberty lovers all over the world. It is the gift of hope. God bless them. It is a MESSAGE to leftist cockroaches everywhere: GO TO HELL. What a great day for freedom!

  4. Cassandra permalink
    November 30, 2009 3:11 pm

    When I was visiting Switzerland in October, my hosts’ Swiss newspaper (a major one) had an editorial that placed the events in Honduras firmly within the sordid tradition of Latin American military takeovers. I wasn’t really surprised, but it was disappointing to see that slant in Switzerland, with its justified pride in local self-government.

  5. November 30, 2009 3:28 pm

    ” Maybe it is a sign of things to come for our own country.”

    Not likely. We’re entering a long, dark tunnel.

  6. Paul permalink
    November 30, 2009 4:16 pm

    “We’d rather be isolated from the world than under Chavez for 10 years,” said Marta Lorena de Casca, Honduras’ deputy foreign minister.

    Thank you Miss de Casca. Freedom always and never tyranny. Zelaya was trying to change the Constitution to keep him as President. The people hated that, the House leader came in and started the coup. Do you realize that he didn’t run? Why? Because he wanted that coup to not be on the Honduras’s citizens’ shoulders. Porfirio Lobo is an anti-socialist, and not pro-Chavez, Zelaya, or Morales.

  7. Joseh permalink
    December 1, 2009 7:35 am

    While living under communist Cuba’s government, I saw how the communist block (Soviet Union and the rest) wait with excitement the US elections. The communist knew that with a Democrat government their expansionist agenda can be put to work without any obstacles from the American administration.
    Obama is not exception, we saw it before, soft administrations to cripple administrations.
    From Kennedy to Carter, to Clinton, it is a Democrat path to be: First lady the fashion model to imitate,and the President, the handsome, the good christian, the good husband, the good, the good, the good… When they finally loose their prestige in front of the American opinion and everybody can see that ” the emperor does not have clothes” then we can see their multiple mistakes. Honduras has given an example of dignity and citenzenship to the world.
    But Honduras is a little country, for some americans that did not pay attention to Geography, located in some place in Mexico. Probably Obama is one of them, until now he made “excellent” decisions in International diplomacy. First, Hillary Clinton, a non-diplomatic person, with English as her only language, with a “F” in history, and an admirable way to express herself, remember “Wait a minute, I am the Secretary not Bill”, OOPS!
    So, does not surprise anybody that Obama, the Messiah, will speak faster that he thinks, specially when he is not connected to a teleprompter, when he refers to Honduras decision to send to f#@#@ Zelaya.
    Now, Obama will not talk about Honduras not more. He will come back to “demostrate to the Muslims that we are their friends, that we did too many things back in the past, that we are sorry.” or he will send his Secretary Hillary, to talk against Israel to the Arab countries and apologize for “the crusaders attack against Saladin” OOPS!
    It is ok, at least she is not more “sick and tired of this administration, who attack the ones that disagree with them!”

  8. Freeme permalink
    December 1, 2009 10:49 am

    HOORAY FOR HONDURANS! I’ve been watching this unfold, and the author neglected to mention H.CLINTON’S ROLE in ‘assisting Zelaya to return back into Honduras’ AFTER THE PEOPLE kicked him out! Something is fishy here, but the bottom line is THEY OVERCAME THE SOCIALIST REGIME that we had our fingers in from the start! GREAT JOB!

    THE ONLY THING ROTTEN IN DENMARK next week will be the possible SIGNING OF ‘CLIMATE CHANGE TREATY’ where we lose it all for a FRAUD.

  9. Peachey permalink
    December 1, 2009 12:11 pm

    Pray for the success and safety of the Honduran people. This was not the outcome that Hugo Chavez was counting on and unfortunately, he may take a drastic and deadly approach on the Honduran people to ensure the spread of communism and his seat of power throughout S.A.

  10. The Inquisitor permalink
    December 1, 2009 12:50 pm

    Thank heavens for at least one spark of freedom in the Western Hemisphere. Let’s hope they can hang on to it.

  11. December 1, 2009 1:56 pm

    Now, watch . . . this administration will refuse to recognize the election results. Is it any wonder? BO has an MO of spitting on every real ally the U.S. has, and sucking up to every dictator. And why would he want to support a people who actually FOLLOWED their Constitution? After all, he’s busy cross-shredding what little remains of ours.

  12. Marylou permalink
    December 1, 2009 5:28 pm

    How could I have missed this story? oh, that’s right! The MSM.

    Anyhow, am so glad to read here that the Hondurans have been able to make themselves heard. Maybe we should take lessons. How can we get our govt to hear us? They turn a deaf ear and pass legislation we have said No to.

    I find the Honduras story entirely captivating. Nice to have someone to root for. Gives us hope. Yes, I too hope they can hang onto it and that the hobnail-booted thugs do not see fit to trample them.

  13. Len Powder permalink
    December 1, 2009 10:00 pm

    This is one for the ‘good guys’. I have no problem with allowing people from Honduras to emigrate to the US. In fact, bring them all here! We can use their votes in 2010 and 2012!

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