RE: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America

Date: Tue Feb 24 2009 - 13:49:20 EST

> That is why every democratic constitution has *counter-majoritarian measures*, to protect a core of values which only could be

> amended under extreme demanding circumstances.


Alejandro A:


This same principle can be cited in defense of capitalist exploitation: after all,

why should the majority of people be allowed to take away the 'entreprenourial'

rights of employers, i.e. their right to exploit workers? And these rights of "private

property" etc. are precisely part of the "core of values" embedded within the

legal system of bourgeois democracies. Surpassing these "core values" is an

urgent and necessary task for the construction of socialism.


In solidarity, Jerry


PS: Here's an example of the "enlightened" arguments given in Venezuela against

Chavez as well as the true character of the "Opposition":

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