Venezuela on the brink
The changes would not only repeal the two-term limit on his office, allowing himBut more than that, Venezuela's National Assembly is considering allocating at least 250 million dollars (close to 500 million if resources are included) to export their "revolution" to other countires primarily in Latin America.
to serve for life, but also transfer virtually all power to one person: the
president. He would gain the authority to supersede local governments on a whim,
declare a state of emergency anytime it suits him and seize farms and processing
plants if he deems it necessary for "food security."
Excuse me? Wouldn't those 250 million dollars be better served domestically, improving healthcare, education, or the life of the poor? Why wouldn't venezuelans, even chavistas, protest this?
As the closing of Chapman's editorials states:
A phony revolution may nonetheless be a durable one. If the Venezuelans who go
to the polls next Sunday give Chavez what he wants, they are likely to discover
a paradox: They can bring about dictatorship through democracy, but not the
reverse. (Emph mine)