Now, I want you to pay close attention to this:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes go far beyond "reforms." The 69 amendments blessed by the Chavez-controlled legislature last week would eliminate the vestiges of democracy yet remaining in the government.
Chavez could run for re-election indefinitely and concentrate virtually all state power in his hands. Democratically elected in 1998, he could rule as a dictator for decades.
Chavez could run for re-election indefinitely, and yet still be a dictator. Meanwhile, the Spanish King tells President Chavez to shut up in the name of democracy.