President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua last week ordered the revision and reprinting of that country's Constitution without the consent of Congress, which was out of session in recognition of a national holiday. The order was carried out by Congressman René Núñez of Mr. Ortega's ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) Party. The new edition of the 1987 Constitution revived an old provision that expired more than two decades ago. The article, omitted from the current Constitution following a series of constitutional reforms in 1995, allows Supreme Court judges, electoral magistrates, and other government officials to stay in office beyond their term limits until new officials are appointed. The surprise restoration of the "forgotten" article without the prior approval of more than half of Nicaragua's 92 members of Congress has led to accusations that Mr. Ortega is consolidating power in order to rule indefinitely by ensuring that judges and magistrates who decide in his favor on constitutional issues, specifically related to presidential re-election, remain in their positions. Last year at this time we were chastising the people of Honduras for standing up for their constitution and expelling their former president for tying to change the Honduran constitution against the will of the people, supreme court and all branches of government. Where is our outrage now that Mr. Ortega has just arbitrarily changed the Nicaraguan constitution without the authority of the congress, or a legitimate referendum, and vote by the people of Nicaragua. This is when we should be condemning an act by a foreign leader and cutting off diplomatic and financial relations with a country. Not when they stand up for their constitution and rule of law like Honduras did. What is wrong with our world leaders for not seeing this? We seem to have things all backwards. We should have praised Honduras for not allowing the unlawful changing of their constitution, and we should be cutting ties with Nicaragua immediately until President Ortega rescinds his unlawful change of term limits to the Nicaraguan constitution.