Hugo Chavez has convinced his constituents to vote to overturn term limits, so that he won't necessarily have to leave office in 2012.
Now, whether or not term limits for chief executives are particularly important is up for discussion. I happen to think that they are, and I think that I'm addressing people who the most part will agree with me. None of us, of course, can speak for the rest of the world.
But if you can, spot the (perhaps) literary reference in the article
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
1984 should be required reading for everyone who has ever thought of voting.
Yes, I recognize the hypocrisy in that statement. Shh