Pat Robertson has an interesting idea about how to handle public figures he disapproves of: Robertson proposes murdering Hugo Chavez, and he somehow seems to think the Monroe Doctrine means that would be OK.
Of course, turnabout is fair play. If Robertson is trying to arrange to have Chavez rubbed out, maybe Chavez ought to move first. Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six, and all that.
I strongly disapprove of political murder, but the day Chavez and Robertson both die will be a pretty good day for the cause of civilization.
Footnote Has someone mentioned to Robertson that “Thou shalt not kill” is one of the Ten Commandments? Even under the more literal translation “Thou shalt not slaughter” or “Thou shalt not murder,” which would allow for killing in self-defense and in warfare, political assassination would seem to be clearly over the line.