"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Term limits are undemocratic.
If anyone is hijacking a thread it is you by complaining about it. The fact is there are worse leaders out there in the world than Chavez. Don't like what I write, DEAL WITH IT or put me on ignore, either way I don't care what you think.
Last edited by TheNextEra; 12-07-08 at 08:18 PM.
If he does it democratically then who cares? You can't use the dictator card when he's using a perfectly legitimate democratic process. If the people of Venezuela want to abolish term limits then it's their decision; not every country is the US. I do not, however, agree with him nationalising his industires with the most pathetic excuses. Private enterprise should not be threatened by a leaders socialist ambitions.
CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez asked supporters Sunday to petition for a constitutional amendment that would let him seek indefinite re-election and buy more time to build a socialist economy in Venezuela.
"Last year, when we lost the referendum, I said I should accept the majority's decision," the former paratroop commander told a crowd of red-clad government supporters at a rally in Caracas. But now, he added, "I say you were right: Chavez will not go."
I could just see the angry ranting in this country had Bush even suggested such an amendment in his first term, then again in the second term. I guess its okay for Democracies that you are not living under right?
Excuse me but, isn't that logic kind of...aherm...flawed?
Last edited by DarkWizard12; 12-07-08 at 09:02 PM.