Contrary to what know-nothings like this right-winger may contend, it’s NOT Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
It’s George Bush of the US, and Global Research has the proof that he is literally fixin’ to be one, if he isn’t already:
The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007 declares that in the event of a "catastrophic event", George W. Bush can become what is best described as “a dictator”:
“The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government.”
This directive, completely unnoticed by the media, and given no scrutiny by Congress, literally gives the White House unprecedented dictatorial power over the government and the country, bypassing the US Congress and obliterating the separation of powers. The directive also placed the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic "security".
Lee Rogers sums it up:
The language written in the directive is disturbing because it doesn’t say that the President will work with the other branches of government equally to ensure a constitutional government is protected. It says clearly that there will be a cooperative effort among the three branches that will be coordinated by the President. If the President is coordinating these efforts it effectively puts him in charge of every branch. The language in the directive is entirely Orwellian in nature making it seem that it is a cooperative effort between all three branches but then it says that the President is in charge of the cooperative effort.
This directive on its face is unconstitutional because each branch of government the executive, legislative and judicial are supposed to be equal in power. By putting the President in charge of coordinating such an effort to ensure constitutional government over all three branches is effectively making the President a dictator allowing him to tell all branches of government what to do.
The directive itself recognizes that each branch is already responsible for directing their own continuity of government procedures. If that’s the case then why does the President need to coordinate these procedures for all of the branches? This is nothing more than a power grab that centralizes power and will make the President a dictator in the case of a so called "Catastrophic Emergency".
Actually, this document simply codifies what has been the case since 9-11: one unprecedented, dictatorial power grab after another. It introduces nothing new; it only attempts to legitimize the very illegitimate status quo.
But what do I know?
And don’t forget the 14 points of fascism. Bush meets every one of them. Chavez? He’s actively fighting them all. And Venezuela, of all Latin American countries, has the highest sense of pride in its own democracy.
Who’s a dictator, again???