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President Hugo Chavez gets powers to remake Venezuela

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GoodEnoughForMe, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    I hope for Venezuela sakes, he dies soon. Everyone will be better off, before he dooms the country.
     
  2. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    They elected him didn't they? Let them suffer him a bit more.
     
  3. GoodEnoughForMe

    GoodEnoughForMe n.m.s.s.

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    Yep, they elected him stupidly. That doesn't make them all idiotic though. Just look at America. :mischief:
     
  4. REDY

    REDY Duty Caller

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    Viva la Revolution! :(
     
  5. Rik Meleet

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  6. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    Good for him. Its about time somebody remade Venezuela, the place is a mess.
     
  7. Pasi Nurminen

    Pasi Nurminen Deity

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    I'll post what I posted in another thread full of brainless Chavez-bashing.

    Effectively, this does not permit dictatorial powers since the assembly can still strike down any decree they wish. It's essentially just reversing the legislative process in a way so that the President can submit bills.

    Of course, the last time I posted this, it was ignored amidst all the Chavez bashing. :rolleyes:
     
  8. CCA

    CCA Emperor

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    Amen, Venezuela needs its Bolivarian Missions to be accelerated
     
  9. CCA

    CCA Emperor

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    Its weird isn't it all the Chavez bashing, the only thing weirder than Chavez bashing is Carter bashing
     
  10. tomsnowman123

    tomsnowman123 Simple Liver

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    You should be happy Chavez is remaking Venezuela, he is doing a pretty good job, he just ins't going far enough.

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  11. innonimatu

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    You do realize, I hope, that it isn’t the first time such a law has been passed? Chavez has already had another one granting him the power to enact laws by decree back in 2000, and went to both a referendum and elections after that…
     
  12. amadeus

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    Same communism, new bozos.
     
  13. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    Bigger news flash bush gets powers to remake america under the patriot act.
     
  14. Urederra

    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    You know that coup d'etates can be made by people at the power? Being elected doesn't give you absolute power. He attemped a coup before being elected and he succeded in it when he was the president.
     
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    That statement only demonstrates you know nothing about both the U.S. seperation of powers and the USA PATRIOT Act.

    The USA PATRIOT Act did not give George Bush the option to write new legislation and enact it without sending the bill to Congress for a vote. (As long as we're on the subject, the U.S. President can not write bills, that has to be done by a member of Congress.)

    If the USA PATRIOT Act (the title of the legislation) did give the President dictatorial powers, they'd be removed by the Supreme Court, who would ultimately rule that it violates the Constitution of the United States.
     
  16. cubsfan6506

    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    Please the republicans have past several unconstitutional powers. Such as not giving prisoners rights at Guantanamo Bay. Taking away there rights to a quich and speedy trial. Also ignoring international law.

    Also only two justices have been appointed by liberals.
     
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    cubsfan6506 Got u

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    Bush also sends more troops into Iraq without congress's approval. Bush acts very much like a dictator.
     
  18. Pasi Nurminen

    Pasi Nurminen Deity

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    Like I expected.

    This does not give Chavez the ability to enact legislation without the assembly. The assembly can block any "decree" at any time during the legislation process.
     
  19. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    Wich is why people who elected him in the first place, knowing the man and his obvious intentions, should have known what type of person they were putting in power. It's their problem now.
    Thanks for the lesson though. :rolleyes: :p
     
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    The Supreme Court has examined the cases and determined that they do not have a right to a public jury trial.

    Most Supreme Court appointees have met with supermajority support from the Senate.

    Article II, Section 2, Paragraph One of the United States Constitution:

    The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.
     

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