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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    You would prefer military rule to living under Obama?
    Doesn't Honduras have a line of succession? The United States does. I imagine that if it is a senator or congressman removed we would simply just hold another election to fill that seat or in some states allow the governor to appoint someone to that seat.
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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I've got plans to go to Honduras on a fishing trip. I hope this doesn't screw it up.
    Check with the State Department.
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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    At the time of the coup, the Congress had not impeached the President. Instead, Bloomberg.com reports, the Congress was "moving toward impeachment proceedings." Had the Congress actually impeached the President and then the military removed him on account of his refusing to leave office, there would be no constitutional issues. Unfortunately, that is not what happened.
    Seems to me there is nothing to impeach. His term was up wasn't it? Well then he was just a citizen.
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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Doesn't Honduras have a line of succession? The United States does. I imagine that if it is a senator or congressman removed we would simply just hold another election to fill that seat or in some states allow the governor to appoint someone to that seat.
    Well if does have a line of succession they seam to have no intension of following it [as with the rest of the consitution]

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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seems to me there is nothing to impeach. His term was up wasn't it? Well then he was just a citizen.
    I belive he had a year left. And Apdst have a look at this

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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    I belive he had a year left. And Apdst have a look at this

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    Then wait till his last day is up, and send over the boys in blue to pick him up.
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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then wait till his last day is up, and send over the boys in blue to pick him up.
    Well the referendum was non-binding so i dont see how the boys in blue are necessary but he has already said that if reinstalled he wouldnt seek a second term. A return to normality would be perfectly fesiable but its one the Junta appears to have no interest in taking.

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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Well if does have a line of succession they seam to have no intension of following it [as with the rest of the consitution]
    His removal was only 4-5 days ago.
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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Well the referendum was non-binding so i dont see how the boys in blue are necessary but he has already said that if reinstalled he wouldnt seek a second term. A return to normality would be perfectly fesiable but its one the Junta appears to have no interest in taking.
    Zelaya broke into a military instulation to steal ballots and hold his illegal election, against a court ruling. He purdy well broke the law.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Deposed

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    His removal was only 4-5 days ago.
    But we already know they have no intension of following the consitution as the consitutional thing to do would have been to impeach him.

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