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Thoughts from Honduras | Letters
Will someone please turn on the lights?
Several months ago, Hugo Chavez sent energy saving light bulbs throughout many parts of Honduras to be disbursed. This is only one of the many attempts Mel Zelaya has used, together with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to ingratiate himself to the Honduras in preparation of the constitutionally illegal attempt for re-election of himself after his legal term ends. Light bulbs were given to those who have the sporadic and unreliable electricity and to those who do not have electricity, which are many, nothing.
For both the haves and the have-nots, the attempt to purchase votes using light bulbs is not only demeaning, but it is corrupting and something that the freedom-loving people of Honduras, both the educated and the less educated, did not need light bulbs to see through.
What happened on Sunday in Honduras is a refreshing blast of the freedom-loving spirit of 1776. Something that is now so foreign to the majority in the USA, it is not even recognized as democracy in action. Hondurans through constitutional means ousted a president who conspired to become the single and perpetual leader, dictator and ultimately despot.
Evelyn Castellar, Federal Way (sent from Honduras)