Senator DeMint is a Conservative to the bone, he is an avid supporter of the Troops & the War on Terrorism. However, Senator DeMint has also expressed himself as a defender of Freedom & Liberty, on the issue of the Honduras situation, a situation in which the White House stood with dictators and against the Honduran Constitution.
Senator DeMint is a leader of the Republican party, thus his statement on this matter is very important, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, ; "DeMint, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, criticized Zelaya as a “Chavez-style dictator” referring to leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a frequent thorn in the side of the U.S. “The Honduran Congress, the Honduran Supreme Court, and the Honduran military have acted in accordance to the Honduran constitution and the rule of law,” DeMint said in a statement today. “Zelaya’s open defiance of democratic norms has set Honduras on a path toward violence, instability, and tyranny.” DeMint further sought to tie Obama’s condemnation of the coup as an indication of the president’s willingness to open dialogue with hostile foreign leaders."
Good for Senator DeMint for standing for Freedom! For standing for the Honduran Constitution which demanded that anyone who violate the Constitution be thrown out! Also, this was not a Military coup, this was a legal Constitutional action by the Honduras Supreme Court & Military. Not to mention, the Military never took over, the Speaker of the Honduras Assembly took his Constitutional place as President.
Considering Senator DeMint has supported Freedom, when the White House won't even do so, I believe that gives a strong indication of how a President DeMint would act in such a matter, the only was acceptable in the United States of America.
Wall Street Journal article - http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/07/02/sen-demint-supports-honduran-coup/
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen statement on the issue as well - http://foreignaffairs.republicans.house.gov/apps/list/press/foreignaffairs_rep/072109KohShannon.shtml
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