September 28, 2009

Obama wrong on Honduras

... so says the Law Library of the Congress of the United States (LLC):

The Supreme Court of Honduras has constitutional and statutory authority to hear cases against the President of the Republic and many other high officers of the State, to adjudicate and enforce judgments, and to request the assistance of the public forces to enforce its rulings. The Constitution no longer authorizes impeachment, but gives Congress the power to disapprove of the conduct of the President, to conduct special investigations on issues of national interest, and to interpret the Constitution. In the case against President Zelaya, the National Congress interpreted the power to disapprove of the conduct of the President to encompass the power to remove him from office, based on the results of a special, extensive investigation. The Constitution prohibits the expatriation of Honduran citizens.

The [new] Honduran government's only error in its actions was exiling President Zelaya -- not removing him from office (the supposed "coup," as President Obama and his obedient media keep saying).

(h/t The Corner.)

Posted by Hube at September 28, 2009 04:55 PM | TrackBack

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OK.. so the CONGRESS has the power and right to do that. But in the REAL WORLD, it was the ARMY who did it. Hence coup d'etat.

Posted by: Donalbain at October 12, 2009 03:36 AM

Yeah, I had seen some of your comments around the 'sphere defending Zelaya. They're good for a laugh, that's for sure.

So, explain to me how, if a chief exec refuses to leave office, how is he removed? A member of Congress goes in and gets him in a head-lock? LOL!

Posted by: Hube at October 12, 2009 07:14 AM

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