Venezuela is taking yet another step in removing the democratic safeguards that should prevent a dictatorship from coming to power. If this story is correct Hugo Chavez is about to remove term limits on the office of Venezuelan Presidency.
Yes I’m sure every “I” will be dotted and every “T” will be crossed to ensure that the removal of these limits is legal and constitutionally correct, however I can’t help but be concerned. The chain of events in Venezuela is beginning to look more and more like what Mr. Chavez’s critics have always said would happen.
There’s a saying “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck” well at this point I wouldn’t want to call the Chavez government a dictatorship, but it’s definitely beginning to develop a certain waddle and smell that are remarkably ducklike.