Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has told a congress of the Federation of Christian Intellectuals that Hungarians should demonstrate to the world what life based on the ideals of Christian freedom looks like.
According to MTI, the Prime Minister said that Central Europe was demonstrating the cultural vitality and civilization stemming from Christianity against liberal democracies that “have lost their mission”.
PM Orbán said Central Europe has managed to repel the attacks of liberals threatening Christian freedom and seeking to give up Europe’s Christian culture. Further, it could halt migration, an external threat to Christian freedom.
The Prime Minsiter added that Hungary has become a “particular kind of Christian Democratic state” based on a new model of constitutional and political theory through two major changes in regime.
The first one, the “liberal change in regime”, freed Hungary from oppression and Soviet rule, and produced a liberal democracy that focused on “freedom from something,” the Prime Minister said. However, some people, “you before me”, realized that “declaring what we want to be free from is not enough. We should also answer the question of what we want to use our freedom for,” PM Orbán added.
The Prime Minister continued that this is why a “second change in regime, a constitutional revolution based on a two-thirds majority,” followed in 2010, “correcting and giving sense” to the first one, he said. “This second, national and Christian change in regime resulted in Christian democracy based on Christian freedom,” he said.
Highlighting differences between liberal and Christian freedom, PM Orbán said the former’s advocates argue that liberal democracies should finally merge in the spirit of liberal internationalism, and that the European Union should become the European pillar of a world government, cooperating with “the United States of Clinton and [George] Soros”. In turn, “Christian freedom teaches us that nations are free and should not be subordinated to the laws of a global government, as empires oppress nations and are therefore dangerous and undesirable,” he said.
PM Orbán said that although “the contemporary world is still dominated by the liberal spirit, the world order has tilted, witnessing a geopolitical transformation and technological revolution. European civilisation is facing crucial changes as the democracies based on liberal freedom can no longer give sense to the continent.”
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