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The new constitution has to talk about the past, the present and the future as well

The new constitution has to talk about the past, the present and the future as well

2011. 02. 18.

In the opinion of József Szájer, parents are able to decide upon the interest of their children, because they have to decide for them also on other issues. Even if it will not be accepted immediately, he suggests that this “apparently strange idea” has to be weighed. It is a question, which has been raised in other countries too, he said.
 
He emphasizes the importance of stopping the boundless destruction of nature and to make the respect for nature every citizen’s duty. The politician from Fidesz has pointed out that we have to respond to the challenges of the beginning of the 21st century and the important issues of society. He mentioned as an example that the new constitution has to include regulations, which will try to prevent state indebtedness.
 
On the appearance of the past in the constitution, he stressed that all issues about the contribution of the Hungarian nation to the world’s common constitutional history have to be brought into the constitution. József Szájer has pinned down: it would be a historical mistake to leave Christianity out of the new constitution. The cooperation with churches also needs to be mentioned. He added that the new constitution has to be open and flexible as well and has to include the freedom of religion, because the latter is one of the elements of the modern constitutional state.
 
In his standpoint, a European constitution has been created apprehensively. The question of if God should appear in such a document was raised and if yes, then how?  We Hungarians shall not be so pusillanimous, he stated. József Szájer stressed, that the constitution is the most important document on public law of the community. It defines the national community and its values. Therefore, he emphasized that he cannot understand the posing of the question for a new constitution, since the actual constitution is not worthily fulfilling its actual function.