For the last eight years, the current government has systematically devastated all institutions of a democratic state, starting from the Constitutional Tribunal, through the Supreme Court, the prosecutor’s office, the police, free media, to the Sejm, in which the ruling majority has become a de facto thoughtless voting machine – said the Marshal in his Thursday speech. Senate of the Republic of Poland Tomasz Grodzki. He added that “this Sunday we are going to the elections to actually decide whether we want to stay in the European Union.” He emphasized that the elections “are a celebration of democracy” and appealed for participation in voting.
Tomasz Grodzki, Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, said in his message that “next Sunday, as citizens of the Republic of Poland, we will decide together about the future of our beloved homeland.”
“The current government has systematically devastated all institutions of a democratic state”
– I deeply believe that each of us wants everything that is best for Poland. We want it to be a good and friendly home for us, our children and grandchildren. A prosperous, free and proud country, where every Polish woman enjoys mutual respect, freedom and personal happiness. When there is a war going on behind our eastern border, and new conflicts keep breaking out in the world, we want Poland to be safe, he said.
In his opinion, “the dismissal of the most important commanders of the Polish army raises the greatest concern.” – Who, brought up in the tradition of the apolitical nature of the army, were apparently fed up with attempts to change the civilian control over the army provided for in the Constitution into party control, subordinated to one option. And although we have been fed with propaganda of success for a long time, about how strong, compact and ready we are, the reality is that a Russian missile, capable of carrying a nuclear charge, is flying halfway across Poland, all the way to Bydgoszcz. Fortunately, it was not carrying a load, but seventy kilograms of concrete, said the marshal.
In his message, he stated that “the Minister of National Defense tried to hide this dangerous incident and then placed the entire blame on the army and commanders.”
– Polish army, the Polish uniform, the Polish soldier are sacred things for all of us and should be given due respect. And today – as we all see – they are used for ad hoc political purposes of the ruling party. It’s no wonder that high-ranking commanders were simply fed up with it, he explained.
He added that “this is not only the case with the army.” – Over the last eight years, the current government has systematically devastated all institutions of a democratic state, starting with the Constitutional Tribunal, through Supreme Courtthe prosecutor’s office, the police, the free media, and the Sejm, where the ruling majority has become a de facto mindless voting machine – he said.
Grodzki: I would like to appeal to you to participate in the elections
– We’re tired of all this. Inflation, fuel shortages, higher prices, longer and longer queues to the doctor and the destruction of our children’s education. It is clear that almost everything this government does not touch spoils. It can’t go on like this. It’s time for changes, he announced.
As he added, “we all feel it – at home, on the streets, at work.” – This is also confirmed by numerous polls, indicating that the vast majority of us want a breakthrough. The vast majority of Polish women and men – of various political persuasions – are convinced that it simply cannot continue like this. Therefore, I would like to appeal to you to participate in elections – said Tomasz Grodzki.
He explained that the elections “are a celebration of democracy that should select the best possible representation of the nation in parliament.”
– Regardless of your personal preferences, I appeal to you to choose candidates for whom the constitution is the most important act, who respect democracy, the rule of law, the rights of minorities and people with disabilities, are full of respect for women, understand the need for special care for our children and seniors, and that the foundation of the prosperity and development of our homeland is our presence and our rightful position in FOR THISthe European Union and the community of democratic states of the free world, said the Speaker of the Senate.
“This is a fundamentally important issue”
Tomasz Grodzki said that “this Sunday we are going to the elections to decide whether we want to stay in the European Union.”
– This is a fundamentally important issue, because – as we all see – for several years now our country has been put on the path of conflict with the Community by those in power. For nearly a thousand days, the current government has blocked huge amounts of money from the National Reconstruction Plan for the development of our country and the increase in our wealth. And the pro-government press, which supports such a policy, is directly calling for our country to leave the EU. That is why these elections are so important, because they will decide for years whether we will remain in the European Union and regain our rightful place in the Western community, or whether we will move more and more towards Eastern dictatorships, with dramatic consequences for all of us – he emphasized.
As he noted, “it is the EU countries that constitute the majority of the countries that constitute NATO.” – Therefore, taking us out of the European Union will also dramatically weaken our security – both economic and military – he emphasized.
– Dear compatriots, freedom, security and national harmony will not come on their own. They require our effort. And they depend on us. It depends on whether each of us will vote on Sunday for democracy and normality to triumph, for women’s rights to be respected again, and for our children and grandchildren to live in an open, tolerant and safe country. Let’s do it for them! Let’s go to the elections so that Poland, our homeland, will be Poland for everyone again. It’s time for a happy Poland, said the Speaker of the Senate.
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