Outrageous vs. Honduras - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Outrageous vs. Honduras

Not that Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton care what I think, but I think their treatment of Honduras borders on the criminal.

– The Obama administration on Thursday cut all non-humanitarian aid to Honduras over the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, making permanent a temporary suspension of U.S. aid imposed after he was deposed in June.

That was from the AP account. And this: “In addition to the aid cut, he said the State Department would revoke the U.S. visas of an unspecified number of Honduran officials who are backing Micheletti. The department had previously revoked the visas of four Honduran officials.”

I defer to the great Miguel Estrada on the constitutionality of Honduras’ treatment of its thuggish former president. What is it about lefties like Obama and Clinton that make them think it is okay to throw their weight around trying to force an ally to ignore its own Constitution against an anti-American, authoritarian menace like Zelaya, but NOT okay to throw their weight around in support of real democratic protesters in Iran and elsewhere who are at least more favorably disposed toward the U.S. than are their corrupt, election-rigging rulers? Why it it okay to interfere in favor of a critic of the U.S. who is also acting extraconstitutionally (under a constitution actually republican in form), but not okay to interfere in favor of a critic of a U.S. enemy who holds power only through cheating, under a constitution that is republican in name only?

In the non-formal sense of the word, the Obama/Clinton policy is almost treasonous. (In other words, not legally “treason” against the United States, but, quoting Webster’s New World Collegiate Dictionary, having to do with a “betrayal of trust or faith.”

Forget this “none dare call it treason” stuff. It is treasonous. It betrays our faith that our national officials will act in the best interests of the United States and in support of AMerican values of constitutional republicanism. Obama keeps SAYING he intends to act in support of our “highest values.” Whose values, kemosabe? Maybe Obama values tinpot leftist thugs who violate their own nation’s constitution, but I sure don’t.

Sign up to receive our latest updates! Register

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The American Spectator, 122 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, http://spectator.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!