Monday, June 29, 2009

Constitutionality in Honduras

As you may have noticed, the Honduran military just removed President Manuel Zelaya from power and exiled him to Costa Rica. You may also have noticed that the United States and the EU condemned this move.

But did you know that the military removed him in response to a decision by the Honduran supreme court that he was violating the constitution? Here's a summary of the issue by commentator Mary Anastasia O'Grady of the Wall Street Journal.

Does the new and improved U.S. foreign policy designed to restore our image and our popularity require support for presidents who break the law?

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