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PostNew Constitution (George Krajcsik, USA, 02/07/12 8:28 am)
I read with much interest Alain de Benoist's post of 7 February, and agree with him whole-heartedly regarding the new Hungarian Constitution. Defying Brussels bureaucrats (who are not elected by popular vote) and asserting national sovereignty by a government elected by a 2/3 majority is nearly like the 1956 Hungarian uprising. At that time the people rose up against communist tyranny; this time their perceived enemy is equally dangerous.
An interesting and little-noticed minor change wrought by the new constitution (the old one was written in 1949 and Soviet-inspired) is the official name of the country Magyarország (Hungary) instead of Magyar Köztársaság (Republic of Hungary).
JE comments: It's great to hear from George Krajcsik--you've been silent for too long, George! WAIS misses you.
I should follow Alain de Benoist's advice and actually read [a translation of] the new Constitution, but maybe my WAIS colleagues could answer a question: is Hungary's move a shot across the bow of the EU? It wasn't long ago that the former Soviet Bloc nations were climbing over each other to join the EU on its terms. Things are different now.
And what about the matter of the apparent restrictions on religious expression? This was the raison d'etre of Vincent Littrell's original post.