In Slovakia, democracy functions best when the electorate remains un-informed

SlovakiaOne of the primary pre-conditions for the good functioning of a democracy is that citizens can inform themselves about the opinions and positions of those running for electoral office. This is recognized and accepted in all democracies worldwide … with the sole exception, it appears, of Slovakia.

The State Electoral Commission has confirmed a decision of the Ministry of the Interior, according which the pro-family NGO “Aliancia za rodinu” (Alliance for the Family) is obliged to pay a fine of 3.000 Euro for having asked all the candidates in last year’s parliamentary elections about their stance on various family-related issues and then published the results of the survey. Continue reading

Slovakia: Government ditches controversial homo-“equality” action plan

When searching for good news, you may sometimes find it at improbable places. On the website of the fake “non-governmental” organization ILGA-Europe, which promotes sodomy Europe-wide wherefore it receives 70% of its operating budget directly from the European Commission, we read the happy tidings that the Slovak government has abandoned the idea of adopting a “National Action Plan on LGBTI Equality”, saying that this should be left to a future government. Continue reading

Slovak Family Referendum: too low turnout, but a very clear message

Slovakia-EU-flag-1600x500Nearly 95% of those participating in the referendum agree that no union that is not between one man and one woman can by law be defined as a marriage. Similarly high is the support for the other two statements: 92% agree that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt children, and 90% find that sex ed classes in public schools should not be compulsory.

The referendum will, however, not have a legally binding effect, because with 21.4% the turnout of the electorate was (rather far) below the 50% that would have been required. Continue reading

Mr. Leichtfried’s queer opinions on democracy

Slovakia’s referendum to prevent the re-definition of marriage enrages Socialist politicians who think that ordinary citizens shouldn’t have a say on this issue.  The Austrian MEP Jörg Leichtfried, Vice-President of the European Parliament’s S&D Group, has released a press statement in which, among other things, he says:

“Besides the content of this referendum, what strikes the most is that Slovakian citizens are not being asked to take a decision about their own rights, but about the rights of a minority. In democracy, not even a majority can deny equal rights to a minority.” 

Does he really mean what he says? Continue reading