New York Sun writers Michael Rowan and Doug Schoen have done an excellent job in helping Americans understand just what Jimmy Carter's friend Hugo Chavez' unmitigatedly corrupt power grab involves -- and what lives and liberties it endangers throughout the hemisphere.
Among other things they envision, a Chavez-like takeover in the U.S. would equate to:
-- winning all 435 seats in the House and all 100 in the Senate, and packed the Supreme Court with nine sycophants that never rule against him;
-- asked his rubber-stamp Congress to let him legislate unilaterally including amending the Constitution, and 100% of the members of Congress voted for that;
-- decreed under these powers that he can run for re-election to the presidency for life;
-- plan to decree that cities and states will no longer be governed by elected mayors and governors, but by people's committees named by him;
-- owned or controlled all but a few TV and radio stations that either cover his endless speeches averaging 40 hours a week or risk losing their broadcast licenses;
-- created one political party and denied the rights of citizenship to recalcitrant members of opposition parties;
-- took over the Federal Reserve and spent the national Treasury as if it were a personal checking account;
-- funded his campaign with government money and publicly and repeatedly threatened government workers to vote for him or be fired;
-- dictated wages, prices, interest rates, profits, and currency exchange rates under the economic theory that he knows best...
And that's not all.
This is an important read.