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Published: Sunday, Feb. 23 2014 12:55 p.m. MST

Updated: Sunday, Feb. 23 2014 12:55 p.m. MST

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bandersen
Saint George, UT

Where can I go to help? We have leaders in our own country not only destroying this country but sympathetic to the leaders in Venezuela! We have leaders in our own land trying to destroy the very things that make what is happening in Vevezuela almost impossible here! Barack Obama should be front and center denouncing and pressuring those leaders to but their house in order. Ronald Reagan would have let them know in no uncertain terms that we would not stand idly by and watch this tyranny! America needs to fix its own house, including removing from office politicians that could care less about the constitution, and become the city on a hill again!

A_Chinese_American
Cedar Hills, UT

Support Venezuelan to fight for their own freedom! Hope the final victory will utimately come to their contry, ASAP!

Joemamma
W Jordan, UT

Sorry but we've been critisized, demonized, and ostresized, for getting involved in the affairs of other nations.
venezuelans need to go back and fix your country!!
We have far too many poeople who come here from socialist, communist, tyranical countries and bring their ideology with them and try to change our laws or form of government to the same thing they came here trying to get away from.
Our own citizens do the exact same thing as Californians and NY come to Utah and try to change our state to the same disaster they fled or created in their former states.
Any immigrants that are that concerned for their country need to return and fight to fix it!! Otherwise you're an in America and we phave roblems of our own that need fixing such as
"the largest debt by any nation in human history" and a government that's corrupted and out of control.

New to Utah
PAYSON, UT

As I've watched the demonstrations in Ukraine,and seen their effectiveness in toppling a disliked president. I have thought of the unthinkable chaos that permeates the socialist republic of Venezuela. Caracas has perhaps the highest murder rate in the world,extreme inflation and few civil rights. I have met Venezuelans here in Utah and they have spoken of the horrors of their homeland. I took a trip to Jacksonville Florida and found out that Cuba has been providing medical staff inexchange for oil and qualified local nurses,doctors have fled to Columbia and then to the US;many to Florida. We need a President who will speak out against the tyranny of president day Venezuela.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Countries like Venezuela do need us to help the opposition. Otherwise they will remain under the thumb for decades. We have our own problems too with a abominable administration.

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@banderson
The problem is, one way leaders in places like Iran and perhaps Venezuela as well deal with opposition is to paint their opposition as allies of America. Taking a strong allied stance connecting the US to the Venezuelan political opposition might inadvertantly strengthen the entrenched powers in that nation. That's not to say America shouldn't do anything or shouldn't do more, nor do I claim to know the solution, I'm just saying that diplomacy is complex, particularly when it comes to volatile situations like Ukraine and Venezuela.

Upson Downs
Sandy, UT

These folks from Venezuela would be more effective in reforming their country for the better if they would return to their homeland and work at it from within. Standing around here in Utah shouting slogans, carrying signs, and painting their faces does nothing to reshape their homeland into the way they would like to see it administered.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Upson Downs

If you had been alive in 1773, would we have seen this post from you?

"These folks from England would be more effective in reforming their country for the better if they would return to their homeland and work at it from within. Standing around here in Boston shouting slogans, boarding ships, and dumping cartons of tea into the bay does nothing to reshape their homeland into the way they would like to see it administered."

jfunes
Honduras, 00

As LDS we believe in support the law. The Venezuelan in Utah are wrong. They don't know the real situation in Venezuela.

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