Chavez seeks power to rule by decree for 1 year

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by bdee, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. bdee

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  2. Puffyfish

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    He wants to be King, simple as that.
     

  3. bdee

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    I was thinking of Hitler's Enabling Act of 1933.
     
  4. EJR914

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    Yep reminds me of Hitler.

    Anyway, just be glad Obama hasn't demanded such power, yet. I also, wonder what would happen if he did? I would hope the military would all come back home and oust him out. Just speaking hypothetical here. I don't actually think or believe Obama would do such a thing, even if he does scare me sometimes.
     
  5. gunsmoker

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    What's next for Chavez--- to announce that elections are no longer necessary and that he is president for life?

    And when his life his over, his son or some other blood relative will replace him, as we all know the best communist dictatorships (Cuba, N. Korea) have to have a royal family ruling them.
     
  6. bdee

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    What he is doing isn't so different as what our Congress is doing now. Rush things through before the next congress moves in.
     
  7. BirdMan

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    :screwy:


    I'll say it now: if there are any freedom-loving people left in that country, they need to either revolt before it's completely impossible, or get the hell out of there as soon as they can.


    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - B. Franklin



    Lest we forget...
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  8. CoolHand

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    Yup. I heard someone talking the other day say that marxism, communism, and socialism as they are practiced in the real world are all just modern window dressing on a pig named old fashioned feudalism. Rich powerful elites controlling populaces by controlling the media (the new opiate of the people) and their false political doctrines replacing the doctrines of religion.
     
  9. SongDogSniper

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    Just read that it's done. Chavez got what he was asking for.
     
  10. samman23

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    let's see how willingly he will give it up after 1 year.
     
  11. bdee

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    Well ultimately these folks are responsible for their own government, if they are unwilling to stand up to him then there is little that should be done for them.
     
  12. SongDogSniper

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    I am not a fan of this joker, but from what I understand, he's had the authority to rule by decree and gave it up after it expired three separate times in the past. Of course, he might not be so willing this time, with his majority gone. We shall see. I don't think it will fare well for the telecommunications and IT entities in Venezuela this time around.
     
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  14. gunsmoker

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    When push comes to shove, not many people want to start a revolution and hang the dictator and all his key allies.

    But that's what's got to happen after a certain point.

    If you were to go back in time 1 year and ask a bunch of South Koreans what would happen if North Korea torpedoed and sank one of their military ships on routine patrol well inside their own territorial waters, those South Koreans would be sure that their country would respond. But it's been thorougly proven that the North Koreans did torpedo and skink the Chenonan in May 2010, and yet their govenrment has done nothing in response but wave their arms and make angry comments.
    Then North Korea shells a South Korean village and kills both civilians and soldiers, bascially commencing an act of war, and what is the South Korean response? More threats. More waving their fist.

    And right now, we Americans are sure that these sort of things could never happen to us. Because we are SURE that we would retaliate, and take the tough steps needed, and suffer the risks and discomforts... we're confident of that.
     
  15. vanguard

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    Chavez and danny glover are good friends too. what a commie.