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Some semblence of sanity shown in two countries

In Venezuela, the people narrowly defeated amendments to the Constitution proposed by President for Life wannabe, Hugo Chavez, amendments that would have removed term-limits on the office of president and which would also have strengthened socialism within the country. It was a close call.

The second bit of sanity resulted in the freeing of the British teacher who had been tried and convicted and served a partial 15 day prison sentence in Sudan for the crime of allowing her young students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, thus insulting the Prophet and Islam. She has been pardoned, released and put on a plane back to England. Now all she has to fear is radical Islamists back home deciding that only execution will satisfy Islamists thirst for revenge for her supposed offense.

Good for the people of Venezuela and for Gillian Gibbons. I wish them all well.

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One Response to “Some semblence of sanity shown in two countries”

  1. I’m glad that the Venezuealan people put a halt to Hugo’s power grab. I like Chavez, but his zeal and paranoia were leading him in a very dangerous direction. He can still run the movemnet even if he isn’t perpetual president of Venezuela. Interestingl y enough, if was the university students, usually Chavez allies, who put the brakes on his plans. But the socialistic elements of his proposed reform were not their primary concern. It was the move toward dictatorship . Socialism will survive in Venezuela and other parts of Latain America as long as people remember what a complete and total failure American hegemonic capitalism was for their countries.


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