Skip to comments.Church warns Chavez govt over inauguration
Posted on 01/07/2013 7:50:14 PM PST by BenLurkin
Venezuela's Catholic church issued a veiled warning to the government Monday against overriding the constitution by delaying cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez's inauguration for a new term as president.
"At stake is the good of the country and the defense of ethics. To alter the constitution to attain a political objective is morally unacceptable," Venezuela's conference of bishops said.
The church weighed in on an escalating crisis with just four days to go before Chavez, who is in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery, is supposed to take the oath of office for another six year term.
His vice president has argued that the swearing-in can be delayed indefinitely, calling it a 'formality,' and that his current administration can continue in office until a new one can be sworn in.
That has provoked an outcry from the opposition, with one key leader calling for street protests if the government pushes past the January 10 inauguration date set by the constitution without the president being sworn in.
"People should get ready to protest and rebel against what will be a failure to uphold the constitution," said Julio Borges, national coordinator of the opposition Justice First party.
"We are preparing a real campaign, which will involve going to institutions, countries, embassies and organizations outside of the country to let them know that authorities are trying to twist the constitution due to an internal problem."
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Constitutions mean nothing if you’re a dictator. Just ask Zer0.
Venezuela's Catholic church issued a veiled warning to the government Monday against overriding the constitution by delaying cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez's inauguration for a new term as president.Yeah, good one.
Chavez and his entire family are a bunch of leftist thugs who steal from their country and live like royalty. They can break the law because they are leftists.
If the Church doesn't throttle itself down from this leftist agenda, it will be just as responsible as a soldier murdering people for Chavez.
You might want to re-read the article. The Church is NOT supporting Chavez; it has taken the stand that the uncertainty of his medical condition must be addressed according to constitutional (lawful) measures. This is the same argument Chavez’s opponents are making.
“Chavez cares even less about his Consitution that Hussein cares about ours”
Somehow, I strongly doubt that. And by the end of his four years, with a couple more of his appointees on the Supreme Court, our beloved Constitution will be no more.