Fresh off the press from ABC News' website:
"Roberto Micheletti sat down in a chair in front of the blue and white Honduran flag in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday and insisted he is the rightful occupant of the President's office. In an exclusive interview with ABC News -- Micheletti's first with an American Network -- he said he'd like to be called "Mr. President." "You have to because I am the President," he said, then added playfully, "or you can call me Roberto if you want." Micheletti may think he's the president of Honduras, but the world isn't prepared to call him that and nor are a lot of Hondurans. That's because Micheletti became President on Sunday after masked Honduran army soldiers stormed the home of the country's elected president, Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, while he was sleeping. Still in his pajamas, he was forced onto a plane and taken to San Jose, Costa Rica, where he was left at the airport. Hours later the Honduran Congress proclaimed Micheletti the new president." In a related article they go on to say, "There is widespread concern that allowing power to change hands this way will inspire coups in other countries in the hemisphere -- a return to the bad old days."
What they do not tell you is this: The outgoing president Manuel Zelaya had reached the end of his constitutionally mandated term limit and could not run again. He said, "I will anyway". He went to court. The Honduran Supreme Court said, "You can't", He said, "I will anyway. Up yours," and went across the border to commie country and buddy Hugo Chavez to get his own ballots printed for the election in Honduras. The Honduran Supreme Court said, "You can't do that, Cease and desist." Zelaya said, "I will do it anyway, Up yours." At which point outgoing president Zelaya passed out his illegal ballots and attempted a coup via illegal ballot in blatant disregard for the Honduran Constitution, and its Supreme Court. The Hondurans had their election, Zelaya lost, and refused to relinquish. Instead in continual defiance of both the Supreme Court and his own Constitution, he demanded to be President. It was at that moment, that by act of the Honduran congress, that the Honduran Government ordered the military, in perfect compliance with Honduran law and their Constitution, to escort Mr. Zelaya to the border.
This, a perfect execution of a democratically elected government thwarting an attempted overthrow of the constitution that a real coup was avoided and democracy reigned. YET, our news agencies tell us that what happened was a coup, not an execution of law. That out Secretary of State says that this action "should be condemned by all". And our very President Obama finds himself siding with both Communist Dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Cuban Communist Dictator Fidel Castro in condemning this action. That's right; our president is in agreement with two communist Dictators from our hemisphere (something John Kennedy said we would NEVER allow to happen) in that we should install a President in another country who by that nation's own constitution can no longer be president! AWESOME!
For those people who voted for change, by golly, yer getting' it! We now have a US President that is sinking us into the greatest economic depression since the 1920's, who is single handedly turning a Democratic Republic into a Socialist government, and is now siding with communist enemies of the United States on political matters! He bows to a Saudi prince symbolically subjugating himself and our nation to a foreign prince, travels the world apologizing for how evil our nation has been, and is committed to leaving citizens of the world fighting for freedom and being murdered in the streets of their city, to die without even a word of encouraging support. When we used to fight and die to defend the rights of those who fought for freedom, we now side with communist dictators.
Most people know that my passion for this nation is outweighed by few things in this life. God and family come first, but after that, I'm an American through and through. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and well… Ford is the only one left (Obama and the Unions now own Chrysler and GM…), so we'll go with that… but my point is the defense of this nation, and the free people of the world are one the things in the short list of things I would lay my life on the line for, and have done so. I'm at a point right now, where although I pray heartily for our President, I am now at enmity with him. I love him as a human, I wish I could say I love him as a brother in Christ, but his ways, the religious people he has studied under, and his expressed religious beliefs
show me that he is NOT a Christian. Believing like Oprah, that there are many ways to heaven/God ("I believe there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.")
kind of takes you out of that category. Can you say Universalism?
I pray that God will richly bless Barack Obama and this nation. I pray that His Holy Spirit will bring conviction to Barack Obama. I pray that this nation will return to its roots, and a love for the Creator God who has been given honor in so many of our nation's founding documents. Even Thomas Jefferson, often times proclaimed a deist, signed his paperwork, "In the year of our Lord Jesus Christ", strong words for a deist. But, if our President does not or will not turn his heart to Jesus, I pray that God deal with Him in an appropriate manner for the protection of those in this nation that do love Him and desire that this nation remain, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, and indestructible.