Sunday, February 15, 2009
... a dictatorship. President Hugo Chavez is at it again; the Venezuelan people go to the polls today to vote on a referendum that would remove term-limits for the office of the Presidency. This is now the second attempt by Chavez to get himself into an indefinite position of power. As I mentioned to a coworker today, I don't care if a political leader has done good things or bad things, if he/she wants to have unlimited reigning time, then he/she will never want to cede power to anyone else. Political parties will unify under that of the president's, and all opposition will be silenced. This is nothing new, and if the Venezuelan people do not realize that, they will be in trouble.