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Old 03-07-2019, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Alec Baldwin: ‘We Need to Overthrow the Government of Donald Trump’

Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
The two are hardly analogous.

Although it is true that many Americans do not like the policies of Nicolas Maduro--as well as his anti-American venom--that is not the only reason that we want Juan Guaido to take the reins of government.

The election (showing Maduro to be the winner) was no more free and fair than, say, the "elections" in the former Soviet Union.

And the US is hardly the only country to recognize Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. Canada also recognizes Guaido--as does just about every European country.

In fact, Wikipedia even notes that "[t]he National Assembly declared Maduro illegitimate on the day of his second inauguration, citing the 1999 Constitution of Venezuela enacted under Hugo Chávez, Maduro's predecessor." [Bold added]

Whether one likes Donald Trump or not (and his personality and temperament leave a lot to be desired, in my opinion), there is surely nothing uncertain about the legitimacy of his victory in 2016.
somehow i suspect that most people who've called for the overthrow of Maduro didn't 1st consult the Venezuelan constitution. Or ask who was the head of the national assembly. they followed president Trump, the Neo-cons and NeoLib "leadership" chants for it. (many of whom admit --have been caught saying-- that it's becasue of Oil, (imperialism) not becasue of socialism or the suffering of the Venezuelan people. lots of countries have starving people with brutal dictators, ever hear of North Korea a few nations in Africa, some eastern Europe)

And if anyone reads the U.S. constitution they would know that there's NOTHING about Maduro's actions that would merit or allow any U.S. president to send our military to Venezuela. And no threat to the U.S. that would justify the congress to call for it.

that's If folks want to be sticklers for national constitutions that is.
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