Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he has been stopped from leaving the country to meet UN officials in New York.
Those who would destroy free and democratic constitutional order have no right to protest
(Reporter Noah Smith)
When the power of the state deviates from its power base, the people should act to take back their sovereignty. A law which is not backed by penalties is not a law, and a constitution which does not allow the right to resist is not a constitution. The actions of Venezuela’s president are unconstitutional and the people should exercise their right to resist, calling for comprehensive constitutional reform to install a modified semi-presidential system with one 5-year term limit for the president and no right to run again for 6 years afterwards. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development. .