The AP reports:
Two dozen supporters of Honduras' ousted president were charged with sedition Friday in an intensifying crackdown on protests against the coup-installed government.Sedition, huh? Reports are that only about 10% of the Honduran population supports Zelaya but it's an obnoxious and destructive 10%. Besides, I thought the jury was still out on whether or not it was a coup (gotta love the AP).
Perhaps Micheletti is overreacting? Possibly, but hard to tell at this point:
Some 24 demonstrators were charged with sedition and damaging private property, said Melvin Duarte, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office. Another four were charged with aggravated arson and terrorism in the burning of a bus and a restaurant.Isn't it funny that the protesters in support of the far left socialist / Hugo Chavez stooge don't know how to protest like those angry right wing "mobs"?
Whether you agree or disagree with Micheletti on this one (sedition seems like a strong charge), the odds that were massively stacked against the current gov't seem to be turning in its favor, if ever so slightly. Chavez, Ortega, and the Castro brothers are certainly seething at the fact that Zelaya has still not been reinstated. Perhaps the sitting government is finding operatives for Zelaya and his allies in its arrests or concerned that the socialist dictators will try to exploit the rioters in an act of desperation.
The defenders of Honduras' Constitution are showing courage these days. Wouldn't it be nice if America had more leaders willing to stand up for our Constitution, which has been getting chipped away at for years now? I am certainly not advocating the same course of action that Honduras took (our Constitution doesn't permit such action anyway) but it would be nice if collectively, our elected officials had greater insistence that it be followed.
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