Honduras president Porfirio Lobo has been openly engaging in “ministerial rule” in that he expressed his opinion that the Supreme Court of Justice should reinstate a couple of judges who had been dismissed for violating the laws. Even though the court was convened in an “Ortega” move, i.e., while some regular justices were absent in the hope that the substitute would vote differently, the court nonetheless upheld the dismissal by a vote of 10 to 5. This apparently greatly upset the president, who must not have heard of the separation of powers – or perhaps he hasn’t bothered to read the constitution.
The latter would explain why he is – just like his deposed elected predecessor Manuel Zelaya – advocating arranging for a constituting constitutional assembly, although that is patently unconstitutional. But if he hasn’t read article 375 (I may be wrong on the number, but the last one anyway), then he doesn’t know that if he proceeds, then all the Hondurans, all their institutions, and all their military, are compelled to use whatever means necessary to defend the constitution.
Perhaps he doesn’t realize it yet, but somewhere in Honduras there is a pajamas ready for him, or for any other president who attempts high treason: