What is going on in Macon, GA? The mayor there apparently sent a letter to the “great” Venezuelan leader Chavez:
Mayor Jack Ellis said the declaration, sent about two weeks ago by courier, was a message that local leaders can stand together despite disagreements at the highest reaches of government.
Local leaders can stand together? Are you kidding me? Chavez is a socialist who called our President “the devil” at the U.N. Not only that, but he has continually stripped his citizens of civil rights and also their freedom of speech by shutting down a TV station critical of the regime:
President Hugo Chávez has repeatedly threatened to cancel RCTV’s license ever since he accused it of supporting an April 2002 coup attempt. On December 28, 2006, he announced during a military ceremony that the order not to renew the channel’s 20-year license had already been drafted.
“President Hugo Chávez is misusing the state’s regulatory authority to punish a media outlet for its criticism of the government,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. “The move to shut down RCTV is a serious blow to freedom of expression in Venezuela.”
So, this mayor thinks that Hugo Chavez is a great man?
That’s just ASININE!