On occasion of the 203rd anniversary of the signature of our Declaration of Independence, we believe that it is necessary to talk about certain reflections, which are never too much, regarding the spin our country has made during the last 15 years. Since Hugo Chavez took over power, the militarization of our country became imminent. And, when speaking of militarization, we refer to a way of being, a perception of life which goes beyond wearing a uniform and giving orders. The structure of the State began turning into a matter of hierarchies, battles and warlike terms which do not represent at all a progress in our country’s development and in our evolution as a society. Even the elections, a process which ratifies our nature as a democratic country, have precisely turned into military battles, a government method that was overthrown around 1958 and represented by Marcos Perez Jimenez. 15 years later and with the already known outcome, Nicolas Maduro, a civilian, took over the Presidency. It seemed that such “militarization” of the Republic would be slightly reduced. But it didn’t and the matter has actually worsened.