Zelaya started out as just another corrrupt politician who won the presidency, but mid-term he did an about face and took off his sheepskin and his mask, and started a long list of crimes for which he finally paid.
#1.Zelaya advocated re-election of presidents, which automatically invokes a clause that says any government officer “immediately” ceases in his functions.
#2.He condemned democracy as a form of government, saying it never did anything for Hondurans.
#3.He refused to submit a budget to Congress in November 2008 as required by law, and in 2009 collected taxes and spent them at personal whim,
#4.Including tens of millions of dollars meant for programs to help the poor and infirm, he robbed for his plan to cover his coup with a fraudulent “referendum”,
#5.robbed the Congress of its operating funds, because they did not do what he wished,
#6.threatened Congress with military tanks if they did not accept for his personal pick for the Supreme Court,
#7.Saying he didn’t have to pay attention to the Congress because they were oligarchs (never mind he IS oligarch, was supported by the US ambassador and the uber-oligarch Hugo Chavez and no doubt George Soros
#7.ROBBED the Supreme Courts and other courts of operating funds, because they emitted rulings against him,
#8.ROBBED the operating funds from the Superior Electoral Tribunal because they obeyed the constitution and the law and obeyed Court rulings against his illegal referendum,
#9.sent his followers against the chief Prosecutor (Fiscal General) of the country to threaten him for bringing charges against him,
#10.recruited foreign power Venezuela to print his illegal forms for his illegal referendum,
#11.and led a violent mob on June 25, 2009, to break into the base and the warehouse where they had been confiscated by court order, threatening the military forces there, who stood down in the interest of avoiding bloodshed,
#12.planned on sending that mob to disrupt Congress and stop all pretense toward his constitutional assembly on June 28,
#13.and as came out in court earlier this week, had brought in some 900 foreign operatives and special forces from Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Spain to break him out of prison that Sunday, with the cooperation of more mobs, a plan that was frustrated when he left the country instead,
#14.advocated that his followers die for him from the Brazilian Embassy to carry him back to power in his futile harangues.
#15.Was constitutionally deposed in Congressional vote on June 28, 2009, based on constitutional grounds and NOT any letter of resignation,
#16.Vote and deposing which the Court has judged as valid.
Amazing how many people seem to think they know what happened, just because international news media leave out some important facts like this.
These legal entities declared that his removal was completely legal, constitutional, and respectful of all civil rights:
#a.The Congress, by a vote of 124-4;
#b.The Supreme Court, voting 15-0;
#c.The Human Rights Obmundsman,
#d.The court charged with protecting fiscal responsibility,
#e.The (constitutionally independent) Electoral Commission,
#f.His own party,
#g.The opposition party,
#h.Two of the three other minor parties,
#i.The Union Civica Honduren~a, a coalition formed from dozens of civil society entities to preserve representative government by the people in Honduras,
#j.The Catholic Church,
#k.All the major Protestant churches,
#m.Most media outlets, with some very notable exceptions who were never shut down as claimed,
#n.The poor, the rich, the middle class, construction workers, domestic workers, big city dwellers, humble farmers, owners of businesses, employees, Hondurans living in other countries, Hondurans in their own country, bakers, candlestick makers.
Even the rats in the sewers were disgusted with him by the time he was gone.
What legal entity is left to determine whether Zelaya was properly and legally removed from office?
He was constitutionally removed, and Micheletti was the constitutional successor to the presidency, and that man deserves the highest honors in history for his valiant defense of sovereignty and freedom.