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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 12:01 AM
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49. So, what do you call "democratic"?
The people of Venezuela elected their government. They elected Hugo Chavez and the legislators that support him and his initiatives. So, if the American people "democratically" elect Dick Cheney and legislators that they also elected and they "democratically" give him dictatorial powers, is it still not a "democratic" choice of the people?

By the way, as an anarchist, I agree with you, only in the sense that no "leader" should have all power, nor a group of "leaders" no matter how "democratically" they achieve power.
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  -Chavez asked for and received "special presidential powers" for a period of 18 months: originalpckelly  Jan-19-07 05:12 PM   #0 
  - another duplicate thread  Robbien   Jan-19-07 05:14 PM   #1 
  - No, it can't be, at least in GD. I searched...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:16 PM   #4 
  - This story came out days ago  Robbien   Jan-19-07 05:26 PM   #10 
     - No, that's not the story. The story is that Chavez has the power to rule...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:27 PM   #12 
        - which is how he will get back Venezuela's resources  Robbien   Jan-19-07 05:35 PM   #20 
           - Excuse me, but I consider any person with the ability to rule...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:39 PM   #23 
  - While it isn't a duplicate from GD, where I searched for a dupe...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 11:00 PM   #48 
  - I'm a socialist and I don't agree with Chavez on this ...  cool user name   Jan-19-07 05:15 PM   #2 
  - I didn't even know he'd done this before...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:22 PM   #9 
  - Good for him...  stillcool47   Jan-19-07 05:15 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, and throw checks and balances out the window.  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:17 PM   #5 
     - I wouldn't worry...  stillcool47   Jan-19-07 05:27 PM   #11 
        - Why is it that you can only think I support our policy?  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:30 PM   #14 
           - because I read?  stillcool47   Jan-19-07 06:50 PM   #33 
              - You've made the assumption that I blindly support our policy toward...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 06:55 PM   #34 
  - And he has 100% of support in Congress...  arcos   Jan-19-07 05:17 PM   #6 
  - Que estan diciendo en San Jos ahora sobre esto?  Swamp Rat   Jan-19-07 05:34 PM   #19 
  - Special presidential powers? Copy cat.  mmonk   Jan-19-07 05:17 PM   #7 
  - I know, it sounds like the "Patriot Act" only even worse.  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:18 PM   #8 
     - Keep wringing your hands and saying 'bigbusiness good Chavez bad'  Robbien   Jan-19-07 05:31 PM   #15 
        - There is a difference between not supporting a dictator...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:32 PM   #18 
  - Why would they do that?  John Gauger   Jan-19-07 05:30 PM   #13 
  - Enabling Act  Cruzan   Jan-19-07 05:31 PM   #16 
  - Thanks For The Story. It Helps To Further Solidify My Lack Of Respect For Him And Remind Me  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jan-19-07 05:31 PM   #17 
  - I think the problem is that there are people blindly following him and...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:38 PM   #21 
  - "He's not Hitler"...  regnaD kciN   Jan-19-07 06:29 PM   #29 
     - True indeed. True indeed...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 06:39 PM   #31 
  - It's important to be able to do that.  John Gauger   Jan-19-07 05:48 PM   #25 
  - Me too.  MJDuncan1982   Jan-19-07 06:17 PM   #27 
  - Same old shit all over again. So I guess the legislature in Venezuela  MJDuncan1982   Jan-19-07 05:38 PM   #22 
  - It's always the same song and dance in every country...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 05:40 PM   #24 
  - Bush has ruled by decree 750 times in the last six years and he didn't even ask for permission.  gbrooks   Jan-19-07 06:15 PM   #26 
  - And I oppose that as well. Are you implying it is OK for Chavez to do it...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 06:18 PM   #28 
     - No. I just found the irony too good to pass up.  gbrooks   Jan-19-07 06:38 PM   #30 
        - Getcha.  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 06:40 PM   #32 
  - Democracy in action. Chavez and the legislature were elected.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-19-07 07:20 PM   #35 
  - Uh, hello? This allows him to rule by decree...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 08:14 PM   #36 
     - Take it up with the elected legislators in Venezuela.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-19-07 08:17 PM   #37 
        - No government may call itself democratic when it has handed near absolute power to one person.  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 08:44 PM   #38 
        - So, what do you call "democratic"?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jan-20-07 12:01 AM   #49 
        - Amis INSIST on looking at things  Karenina   Jan-19-07 08:49 PM   #39 
           - I think it shows a lack of compassion for other people to encourage this...  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 08:53 PM   #40 
              - There is rampant ignorance  Karenina   Jan-19-07 10:38 PM   #47 
  - Peace OUT, originalpckelly!!1 Take care 'cause you will be FLAMED!!1  UTUSN   Jan-19-07 09:32 PM   #41 
  - You seem to not like Chavez much.  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 09:35 PM   #42 
     - Did I mis-read YOU???!!1 Do YOU???!!1 n/t  UTUSN   Jan-19-07 09:43 PM   #43 
        - I was trying to master understatement.  originalpckelly   Jan-19-07 09:45 PM   #44 
           - Thank you. You might understand, I've been SINGED so much...  UTUSN   Jan-19-07 09:50 PM   #46 
  - So much for the great hero of Democracy that so many DUers fell for.  Bucky   Jan-19-07 09:48 PM   #45 
 

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