Austria: clear majority intends to vote for parties that uphold Christian lead culture

UnbenanntIn a pre-election debate organized by the private TV sender “Puls 4”, the leaders of the six parties competing in the upcoming national elections were asked whether they thought that Austria “needs a Christian lead culture that should be inscribed in the countries constitution”. This answer had to be answered with Yes or No, although it was possible to add some nuance in the subsequent debate. Continue reading

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European Ombudsman supports pro-family citizens’ initiative against European Commission

defensora2beuropeaImportant moral victory for the pro-family European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Mum Dad & Kids”: Emily O´Reilly, the European Ombudsman, has written to the European Commission calling on the Commission to reconsider the manner in which it interprets and applies the ECI regulation. Her letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, which was published on July 13th, refers to the ongoing Public Consultation on the ECI and adds a number of her own recommendations.

Notably, the Ombudsman considers that  the signature gathering should start when organisers are ready for it: either on the date when the OCS is certified or at a date chosen by the organisers themselves (within a given timeframe), and not on a date arbitrarily chosen by the European Commission. Continue reading

US Supreme Court: new vacancy soon?

170516160718-01-justice-kennedy-life-restricted-super-169.jpgIt appears that the Justices of the US Supreme Court give a kind of solemn reception to their employees every 5 years in office : 5, 10, 15, and so on. You will be pleased to know that Justice Kennedy, who also follows the custom, has just given such a reception, for year… 29.

Does this mean he is planning to announce his imminent retirement? That would be very good news.  Continue reading

Super-moralist

xvma3f3c012-ff53-11e6-baf1-85bd02acada9He promised to set new moral standards for French politics. No corruption, no favouritism, no misuse of public funds. It was a campaign entirely built on morality, and on finger-pointing at the corruption of others.

He won the Presidential elections largely thanks to the fact that his main competitor, François Fillon, was torpedoed by a press campaign concerning allegations of favoritism. At the same time, the press was conspicuously disinterested in similar allegations concerning Emmanuel Macron himself, as well as some of his main supporters. Continue reading

Romania: referendum on marriage draws nearer…

f4a5c-coalitiaIt seems that in Romania the political class is finally accepting that the people should have their say on marriage. Last week 2 Senate committees (Human Rights and Equality) voted in favour of  the constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, thus excluding misinterpretations or re-definitions. This amendment was proposed by a citizens’ initiative and supported by an amazing 3 million of Romanian citizens. So now there is just one more major hurdle to be taken, the Legal Affairs Committee, before the final vote in plenary. It is now hoped that the draft amendment will pass in the Senate with a large majority, similar to the one we got in the Chamber of Deputies last month (232-22 votes). This would clear the way for a popular referendum, which widely is expected to accept the proposed amendment.

Hypocrisy: sodomite MEPs rail against Romanian marriage referendum

2015-11-11_2The European Parliament’s Sodomy Lobby, also known as “LGBT Intergroup”, appears to have a purely instrumental attitude towards democracy. When, back in 2015, Ireland held a constitutional referendum to introduce sodo-“marriage”, the group was not at all critical against such a referendum being held, but on the contrary welcomed the fact that “the first time that equal marriage has been adopted through a referendum.” But now, as more than 3 million Romanian citizens have supported a petition for a constitutional amendment that would enshrine the correct and natural understanding of marriage, namely that of a union between a man and a woman, into the country’s constitution, the sodomite MEPs have changed their views, adopting an overtly anti-democratic attitude:they have published an open letter to Romanian Members of Parliament, pressuring them to block the democratic process. Continue reading