Monday, December 03, 2007

We Interupt the Previously Scheduled Christmas Post...

I don't normally touch on political topics on my blog but I just wanted to say congratulations to my Venezuelan friends today.

We lived in Venezuela from 2001-2004 and it was both interesting and sad to watch the changes Chavez was bringing about in that country. As children in America, we grow up learning definitions of words like freedom, democracy, balance of power, peaceful transfer of power, and freedom of speech and religion, but I don't think I understood what a truly amazing place the US is until I saw those rights slowly being taken away in Venezuela.

Today is a very good day for Venezuelans!

7 comments:

Jules said...

I heard this on NPR this morning and, of course, thought of y'all. Even in the short time we stayed with you, we could see how unstable that man made the country. YEAH for Venezuela!

No Cool Story said...

I was so happy when I heard the news!!
Vivan los Venezolanos!!

marina said...

I am very Happy for the Venezuelans! I don't know what its like to live out side of the USA,but i do know I would not leave it for anything ,things may not all be great but at least we have freedom for now and I hope always. And I want to thank all the Missionaries that are out there reaching out to the peolpe in need they are true heros.marina

marina said...

PS.thank God for his grace on the people these was truly a mircale for Venezuela may Gods mercy and grace stay with them today and alway.marina

Calandria said...

We had ourselves some arepas to celebrate.

utmommy said...

Yeah for Venezuela!

Janice said...

When I saw it on the news, I immediately thought of you. Yeah for Venezuela!