Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Trump-effect in Canada and the Enemedia's Attempt to Stop Kellie Leitch

A photomontage of Kellie Leitch and President Donald Trump
Kellie Leitch and President Donald Trump, a perfect compliment to a united, strong North America.

One of the many lessons that we here in Canada can draw from the American election experience of last year, is that the mainstream media or to quote Pamela Geller, the "enemedia" cannot be trusted. Not that this wasn't already known, but it became better understood and was certainly brought to forefront during President Donald Trump's campaign.

As one who watched the Republican Party—also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP)—leadership race and the election that followed with great interest, that truth became abundantly clear each day as President Trump's popularity and support grew stronger. It eventually reached a point where President Trump began to openly refer to mainstream media as the "dishonest media."

The dishonesty of the mainstream media was further spotlighted by the reporting of skewed statistics from poll, after poll, after poll; none of which proved to accurately represent the will of the American people. It was at best, a feeble attempt to change the minds of voters and discourage voter turnout.

Public trust is an important and essential aspect of any news media company, and once lost, it is extremely difficult to recover the credibility needed to regain that public trust again.

Here in Canada, we are going through a somewhat similar situation, but on a lesser scale: the dishonest media reporting on the leadership race for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), specifically with respect to their attempts to stop Kellie Leitch at all costs!

Why does the enemedia seek to stop Kellie Leitch?

Leitch has been the only candidate in the leadership race for the CPC, who is unafraid to challenge the status quo and the political correctness that the mainstream media and elites continue to impose upon Canadians. 

Leitch's boldness coupled with her common-sense-conservative solutions does not bode well with the mainstream media and the elites, many of whom are on the far left of the political spectrum.

Truth be told, the Canadian left are in a panic over the very real possibility of the Trump-effect becoming a political reality here in Canada; that is, Kellie becoming the new leader of the CPC and the next Prime Minister in 2019. That panic is heightened by the fact that Leitch is Canada's compliment to President Donald Trump, which I have written about in my previous post, Kellie Leitch: Canada's Compliment to President-elect Donald Trump.

There is also another major reason why the mainstream media have targeted her as part of their ongoing and increasing panic: Leitch's policy position on those who want to come to Canada, which stipulates that all visitors, refugees, and immigrants be screened for Canadian values. It is a policy position that resonates very, very well with two-thirds of Canadians!

Leitch's immigration policy position is part of her vision for Canada, which she has made very clear: creating more freedom and more prosperity by promoting a unified Canadian identity that is based on historic Canadian values.

Leitch states on her web site"If we want continue to grow and develop that identity, we need to make sure that those who want to come to Canada share those values."

Screening for Canadian values is what has really set Leitch apart from the other candidates, which she makes known on her web site, "Many in the media, the out-of-touch elites, most of the Trudeau Liberals, and even some Conservatives, including all of the other candidates in this leadership race have come out against my policy that would require all immigrants, refugees, and visitors to Canada to have a face-to-face interview with a trained immigration officer."

Just what exactly are those values you ask? Leitch lists and expands upon each one at her web site's Screening For Canadian Values page: equal opportunity, hard work, helping others, generosity, freedom, and tolerance.

To top it all off, Kellie Leitch is a solid candidate, both in terms of her private and professional life, her education and work experience. Add to this her widespread support, coupled with a well executed campaign, and Leitch has emerged as a candidate that threatens the party establishment, the mainstream media, and the elites. The following additional realities of Leitch and her campaign just adds to the panic:
  • The enormous support she received in April'2016 after she registered as a candidate, that has been growing ever since. 
  • The army of volunteers of 1,500 people and growing.
  • Kellie's ability to connect with Canadians and to speak on their behalf, which has led her campaign in the signing up thousands of new members to the party.
  • Kellie's qualities of unparalleled work ethic and compassion for others, has attracted many long-time members into the campaign as supporters, donors and volunteers.
  • The building of a significant national campaign and broad coalition across the nation.

Much of what is going on with the mainstream media was predicted and made known by Leitch's Campaign Manager Nick Kouvalis in his January 2, campaign update email. 

The enemedia's strategy of attack to stop Kellie Leitch

The strategy that the enemedia will continue to employ in their attempts to try and stop Kellie Leitch includes: personal attacks on Leitch and her campaign; reports that are at best, opinions; questionable reporting of untrustworthy polls; support any other candidate that they think can beat Kellie; and try to create a narrative that suits their agenda.

A large part of the enemedia's effort will be in the form of "news" articles, both in print and on the internet, which they will use in an attempt to implant their narrative upon the hearts and minds of Canadians with headlines and details that can only be described as, and to borrow from President Donald Trump's description of Buzzfeed's fake news reporting, "A pile of garbage."

To date, I have seen several articles that qualify as such! I will not elaborate on each one due to the fact that in order to properly address those articles, I would have to write and publish separate blog posts in the form of rebuttals, just to deal with the amount of "garbage."

Here is what Kouvalis noted about the dishonest media's portrayal the leadership race and Kellie Leitch during the months of November and December'2016: no one wants to be the leader of the Conservative Party because Justin Trudeau cannot be beaten in 2019; Leitch cannot win the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada; Leitch is using wedge and dog whistle politics; Leitch is a fraud, racist, and xenophobe that will never win. None of this is true!

Kouvalis went on to point out that the mainstream media also made similar statements about former Prime Minister Steven Harper, and yet he was elected twice! Kouvalis put a fine point on the matter when he stated:
It doesn't matter what the media and the elites say. The only thing that matters is what Kellie Leitch says. She will seek out the media at every opportunity to speak directly to Canadians. Kellie will continue to use the media to let Canadians get to know her on a personal level. That's the way to build trust with the electorate.
This is exactly what Kellie has done! She has mastered the art of ignoring the hate and has focussed on delivering the message that most Canadians—two-thirds of whom share Kellie's vision for Canada—are desperate to hear!

Perhaps what was most prophetic about Kouvalis's email was his warning that the enemedia will get behind any candidate that they think can beat Kellie. He went so far as to state that, "By February the media will likely settle on Kevin O'Leary as the leading contender to win the race." This is exactly what we have been experiencing for about ten days already.

I have every confidence in and great respect for Nick Kouvalis, that he will successfully get Kellie Leitch elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Kouvalis has certainly proven himself in the past—beating the mainstream media in the process—with the successful campaigns he ran for former Prime Minster Steven Harper, the former and late Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, and Premier Christy Clark of British Columbia.

The enemedia settling for the status quo, establishment candidate Kevin O'Leary

One of the key shortcomings of O'Leary's candidacy is his lack of specificity and clarity with any identifiable policy position. Just visit his web site: it is intentionally vague and does not even have a policy page. Trying to acquire information on where he stands on the key issues facing Canadians today, is the equivalent of going on a scavenger hunt with no "treasure" to be found! More than anything else, I find his web site to be quite annoying and bombastic!

With such vagueness and so many unknowns about O'Leary and his candidacy, it only begs the question, can Canadians afford to gamble with such a candidate? I think it is fair to say that the answer to that question is rather obvious: no!

The enemedia, CNN's article on Kevin O'Leary
One of America's enemedia news companies, CNN, and the article written about Kevin O'Leary. The fact that O'Leary
proudly publishes this article on his web site speaks volumes about him and his candidacy.

Here are a few other things you may find interesting about him. O'Leary lives in the United States; he calls Boston "home." He does not speak French and has neglected French Canada as was evidenced by his intentional absence at the Quebec City CPC leadership debate. It was only after that debate did O'Leary launch his campaign! Although he is now taking French lessons, it was only a few months ago that he stated that he didn't need to learn French.

Add to all this O'Leary has called Leitch's immigration policy position of screening for all immigrants, refugees, and visitors with face to-face interviews for Canadian values, "crazy." O'Leary has no immigration proposals to address Canada's growing immigration problem!

It is foolish for O'Leary to consider Leitch's immigration policy position "crazy," given the fact that after the Liberal Party of Canada won the general election in the Fall'2015, Prime Minister Trudeau fast-tracked the emigration of more than 25,000 so-called Syrian "refugees" between November 4, 2015, and February 29, 2016, into Canada. According to the Government of Canada, as of January 2, 2017, the total number of Syrian "refugees" that have entered into Canada is 39,671. All this has been done at a cost to Canadian tax payers of $400 million and growing!

To make matters worse, Prime Minister Trudeau twitted the following on Saturday, January 28 (after President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting U.S. refugee resettlement), "To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength,” Trudeau tweeted along with the hashtag, “#WelcomeToCanada.”

With such a reckless immigration policy in place can members of the CPC and all Canadians, in good conscience, throw their support behind O'Leary. The answer is quite clear: no!

Of what I do know about O'Leary—which I find quite disturbing—is that he has made other disparaging remarks about Kellie earlier in the race, not to mention his position that Canada should not be fighting ISIS and terrorism.

In addition, O'Leary supports legalized marijuana and proposes increased funding for Canada's largest mainstream media company, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), from $1.2 billion to $1.6 billion per year. The CBC's annual funding and the increase O'Leary proposes, is Canadian tax payer money!

After careful review of O'Leary's candidacy, what emerges is a status-quo, establishment candidate, who differs from Prime Minister Trudeau's economic policies—as do most of the other candidates—but has himself claimed many times that he could easily run as a Liberal!

It is my perception that the elites and the mainstream media have settled on O'Leary because he is a successful businessman, and a television personality who is popular with some Canadians.

I firmly believe that O'Leary is not the best candidate to lead the Conservative Party of Canada!

Interested to know more about why I don't consider O'Leary "the" candidate for the CPC leadership? Here is an article from Arlene Dickinson of Maclean's Magazine, that paints an accurate picture of who Kevin O'Leary really is, and probably always will be, Why I wouldn’t vote for Kevin O’Leary—and neither should you.

The enemedia's other option Maxime Bernier

Maxime Bernier, was a Foreign Affairs Minister under former Prime Minister Steven Harper's government, who was forced to resign in May'2008 due to his leaving sensitive classified documents at his former girlfriend's (Julie Couillard) apartment, a woman with former ties to biker gangs/organized crime.

Photo of Maxime Berner with his former girlfriend, Jule Couillard
Maxime Bernier and Julie Couillard. Photo: Huffington Post Canada/Julie Couillard, Maxime Bernier's Former Flame, Broke Lobbying Rules, Watchdog Says

What does this say about a man who knowingly gets involved with a woman who was connected to such "organizations." It certainly speaks to a lack of moral judgement, which his position as Minister of State for Small Business, Tourism, and Agriculture, and his candidacy for the CPC leadership, seems to further spotlight.

Bernier has been known to say one thing, and then do another. This doesn't bode well with the Canadian public especially when his candidacy is also a run for the highest office in the land: the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). 

Case in point, he has stated in an email approximately two weeks ago that, “It’s time to end the practice of a big fat government in Ottawa buying votes with debt, inflation, and tax dollars.” As Minister of State for Small Business, Tourism, and Agriculture from 2011, to 2015, Bernier handed out at least thirty-five cheques totalling more than $42 million. Here are some examples of where that money went and what it was used for:

  • $1 million to Hotel Forestel Val-d'Or Inc. for improvements to common areas and renovations of forty-five rooms.
  • $87,500 to Granit National Inc. to acquire Computer Numerical Control machining center.
  • $108,100 to Saint-Henedine Recreation Commission for the renovation of a recreation cottage.
  • $350,000 to Immobilisation 2010 Inc. for the acquisition of leading edge equipment
  • $126,300 to Montoneige Beauce Sud Inc. for the purchase of a new snow grooming machine.

There are many other examples that speak to Bernier's lack of ethics and loss of credibility. When it comes to respecting taxpayers, he has been quoted as saying, “What I want to offer is a government that will respect taxpayers...” Here is how Bernier proved this point in the past; he spent several thousands on flights including $7,367.28, on a trip from Ottawa to Calgary and Edmonton, and $22,573, on a flight to attend a two-day conference in Laos with a stopover in Paris.

As Leitch pointed out in her January 17, Facebook release, "Maxime Bernier is in no position to give anyone lessons on consistency and authenticity. To beat Justin Trudeau you cannot act like Justin Trudeau and unfortunately, with Maxime Bernier, that’s just what you will get. Winning in 2019 will require hard work and honesty — not inconsistency and hypocrisy."

As for some of his policy positions: Bernier supports legalized marijuana; does not support supply management; and most noteworthy of all, Bernier does not support the screening of all immigrants, refugees, and visitors with face-to-face interviews, for our historic Canadian values!

To put it quite simply, Maxime Bernier is another establishment candidate and; therefore, not the candidate the CPC should be voting for in May.

Vote for Kellie Leitch and help secure her victory in May

As of this post, there are fourteen candidates running for the leadership of the CPC, one of whom will be elected by the members of the party. So where does that leave non-members who are interested in voting for Kellie Leitch. Those individuals who seek to get involved with the CPC and vote, can do so by joining the party.

To become a Conservative Member for Kellie, it will only cost $15.00 for an annual membership. Once you become a member, you will then be eligible to vote for Kellie Leitch. Take note, the deadline to do so is March 28. 

The voting process is actually quite simple:
  1. As previously mentioned, you must join the Conservative Party of Canada by March 28.
  2. Check your mail after April 28 for a voter ballot that will be mailed to all members.
  3. Fill out the voter ballot with a copy of your identification and mail it back. Note that only ballots received before 5:00pm ET on May 26, will count.
  4. Alternatively, ballots can be delivered in person, with proper identification, to one of the polling stations, which will be announced by early February.
For the complete details and further information on the voting process, including what are acceptable pieces of identification, please view the on line document (pdf) Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Voting Procedure.

If we, as Canadians, are serious about making Canada a better place to live for ourselves and for future generations, we need to get involved and do what Christian Evangelist Franklin Graham promoted during his Decision America Tour, "Pray, vote, and engage in the political process."

If you are not doing so already, pray for Kellie Leitch and all who are involved in her campaign! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kellie Leitch: Canada's Compliment to President-elect Donald Trump

Kellie Leitch holding a book, "Points of Entry" at the Conservative leadership debate
Dr. Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey (Ontario) and leadership candidate for the
Conservative Party of Canada. Photo: National Post/John Ivison

Back in mid-November'2016, I wrote a blog post, Donald Trump's Election: A Call to Christians to Get Back Into The Political Arenaexpressing my elation over the election of Donald Trump. It was at the end of that same post that I also expressed my hope that Canadians would draw from the American experience—what is now referred to as the Trump-effect—and seek out common-sense-conservative Christians who would be willing to change the political landscape, first and foremost, beginning with a candidate for the Prime Minister of Canada.

That individual has emerged in the leadership race for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), Dr. Kellie Leitch, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey (Ontario), and fellow Catholic.

Leitch formally registered as a candidate in early April'2016, and together with her assembled team, worked very hard in preparation for her official campaign launch, which she held in mid-October at her home riding. Leitch's campaign launch speech is on YouTube and is well worth watching, especially for those who are considering joining the Conservative Party of Canada to support her campaign.

For those seriously considering joining the CPC to vote for Kellie Leitch, there is a deadline! In order to vote for the new leader, you must hold an active membership to the Conservative Party. If you’re not a member, you must buy a membership before March 28! 

Since April, Leitch has been considered the front-runner and her support has been growing ever since, both in terms of membership and fundraising. By November, Mainstreet-Postmedia's national poll had Kellie leading the pack with 19% which put into perspective is an extremely significant lead, considering there were eleven other candidates. 

Image of Mainstreet-Postmedia national November poll of support for each candidate in the CPC
Mainstreet-Postmedia poll published on November 9, 2016, showing Kellie Leitch in the lead. Photo: Mainstreet-Postmedia/‘Canada’s Donald Trump’ Leads Conservative Leadership Race

The growing support has been confirmed by Nick Kouvalis's (Kellie Leitch's Campaign Manager) campaign update email that I received on January 2, 2017. As of that email, Leitch has 1,500 registered volunteers, which in of itself is an excellent indication of her support base, and as Kouvalis puts it, "...[I]s an important metric in any political campaign and very significant in this leadership race."

That significance becomes even better understood when considering that the leadership race will be decided on May 27, 2017, and that the maximum contribution by any individual cannot exceed $1,500. This further spotlights just how valuable and needed volunteers are because much of the important and necessary work ahead, in large part, will be accomplished by Leitch's volunteers.

If you are wondering what some of that important volunteer work is, Kouvalis supplied that information further in his email. He listed the five essential aspects of a successful campaign, of which three, four, and five on the list are not possible without at least 1,000 or more volunteers:

  1. Propose policies that resonate with the large existing base of legacy CPC members
  2. Propose policies that clearly differentiate their candidate from the other candidates
  3. The ability to raise and spend at least $1 Million from January to May'2017, to put forth a serious and comprehensive campaign in every part of the country
  4. The ability to sell tens of thousands of memberships, and
  5. To ability to GOTV (get out the vote) of tens of thousands of identified supporters.

Based on the necessity of the volunteer work for a successful campaign, Kouvalis firmly believes that due to Leitch's strong support base, she will be on the final ballot and win the leadership race!

Other factors that have been a big bonus in drawing support for Kellie's campaign are her unparalleled work ethic and compassion for others. Together these two qualities have attracted many long-time members into the campaign as supporters, donors and volunteers.

Add to this Leitch's ability to connect with Canadians and to speak on their behalf, has led her campaign in the signing up thousands of new members to the party. As Kouvalis pointed out in his email, no other campaign has signed up the number of members that Leitch's campaign has so far.

Kouvalis went on to point out that Leitch has built up a significant national campaign and broad coalition across the nation, indicated by the following:

  • Leitch is leading in support among "Decided" Members on the first ballot
  • Leitch is leading in support among "Undecided" Members who are leaning toward a candidate
  • Leitch is leading in support among "Decided" Members' second ballot choice
  • Leitch continued to show steady growth in every region, month after month, from September to December
  • December was the best month for both membership sales and fundraising.

As recently as of January 13, Kellie has stated in an interview with Stephen LeDrew on CP24, that two-thirds of Canadians support her vision for Canada.

Kellie Leitch's Education and Work Experience

Leitch's life accomplishments are a litany of impressive details. Although born in Winnipeg, Leitch lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta, as a youth, where her father started a construction company and built a significant part of the city during the early days of Canada’s oil sands.

Leitch learned the value of hard work early when she ran her own moving and courier company; she gained an understanding of how to deal with clients, manage staff and balance the books.

Leitch's educational achievements are quite outstanding: she graduated from Queen's University in 1991, with her undergraduate degree; she received a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1994; an MBA from Dalhousie University in 1998; completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in 2001, at the University of Toronto; and she pursued special training as a fellow of clinical pediatric orthopedics at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, an affiliated hospital with the University of Southern California.

Leitch is considered among the best of her generation, acknowledged as such when she was selected as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, for her work in both medicine and business in 2005. Leitch has also received the Order of Ontario for her work advocating for children and youth, an honour bestowed upon remarkable Ontarians who effortlessly give back to their communities.

First elected as a Member of Parliament in 2011, for Simcoe-Grey, Ontario, Kellie gained respect among her peers for being smart, tough, and hardworking. Leitch served as Minister of Labour and the Minister for the Status of Women in the previous Conservative government, under former Prime Minister Steven Harper.

Leitch has been involved with many aspects of the Conservative Party of Canada since she was fourteen: installing lawn signs, running a campus club, managing campaigns, and serving on the Party executive.

It is the combination of Leitch's education and experience, both on a personal and professional level, in the private sector and in public life, that has made Kellie an ideal candidate for the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Leitch's five priorities that will create more freedom, prosperity, and protect our unified Canadian identity

An image listing Kellie Leitch's five priorities.
Kellie Leitch's five priorities. Image by Kellie Leitch.

As of this post, Leitch has twelve policy statements that can be found at her web site, under the Policy menu item, five of which are her priorities for creating more freedom, more prosperity, and for the protection of our unified Canadian identity: screening all visitors, refugees and immigrants for Canadian values; putting a cap of government spending; no national carbon tax; dismantle the CBC; and against the legalization of marijuana.

Of the five priorities, screening all visitors, refugees and immigrants for Canadian values, first caught my attention and drew me to Leitch's campaign. This is partly due to the reckless immigration policy and procedures of the Liberal government, who after winning the federal election in October'2015 began to fast-track the emigration of more than 25,000 so-called Syrian "refugees" between November 4, 2015, and February 29, 2016, into Canada.

The numbers continue to increase! According to the Government of Canada, as of January 2, 2017, the total number of Syrian "refugees" that have entered into Canada is 39,671. All this has been done at a cost to Canadian tax payers of $400 Million and growing!

Confirmation of an increase in refugees for 2017, was recently given by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who stated on January 12, during a town-hall meeting from his cross-country tour to meet with Canadians, that his government's intention is to increase the number of refugees into Canada, and that he is determined to do this regardless of other countries closing their borders out of fear of the impact mass migration might have on their societies.

Immigration should be a concern for all Canadians especially in light of Europe's ongoing migrant crisis and the demographic nightmare it has visibly created in countries such as: Germany, Sweden, France, UK, Italy, and many others as well. 

Canadians need only look to the United States to see how a similar situation has been created by the Obama administration's unwanted Syrian refugee resettlement program.

Much in the same manner that President-elect Donald Trump was the sole candidate who introduced America's immigration problem into the GOP leadership race, making it a central issue to which all the other candidates had to address, so too has Kellie Leitch done likewise in the leadership race for the CPC. Like President-elect Donald Trump, she is the only candidate with an effective plan to tackle the immigration issue; the screening of all immigrants, refugees, and visitors for Canadian values.

Screening Visitors, Refugees, and Immigrants For Canadian Values

Leitch has been talking about Canadian values and a unified Canadian identity for months; a message that has resonated well with millions of Canadians. Like President-elect Donald Trump, she has been the only candidate who has been unafraid to challenge the status quo, and the political correctness that the mainstream media—or to quote Pamela Geller, the "enemedia"—and the elites have imposed upon Canadians.

Kellie Leitch speaking with CP24's Stephen LeDrew on January 13.
Kellie Leitch on January 13, 2016, in an interview with CP24's Stephen LeDrew, where she talked about
Canadian values and a shared Canadian identity, that two-thirds of Canadians agree with and aspire to.
Photo: CP24/Leitch on immigration screening

In her travels across the country, Leitch has spoken to thousands of Canadians, many of whom believe in and aspire to a unified Canadian identity that is grounded on shared values: 
  • Equal opportunityWe must strive to ensure that everyone has as much of an equal opportunity to succeed as possible, especially our youth.
  • Hard work – Everyone must work hard and provide for themselves and their families.
  • Helping others – Once people become prosperous, we all are expected to give back to our communities to help others.
  • Generosity – Canada is a place that shows what is possible when hard work and generosity come together.
  • Freedom and tolerance – A Canadian identity that is based on freedom and tolerance to allow each of us the chance to pursue our best lives and to become our best selves. 

Leitch's policy statement, Screening For Canadian Values, referred to these common values as what makes our country great. She stressed that growing and developing our Canadian identity entails that we protect our values by screening those who want to come to Canada. It is for this reason that Leitch has proposed screening immigrants, refugees, and visitors, for anti-Canadian values.

In order to this do properly, face-to-face interviews are mandatory! Sadly in Canada, only one in five applicants receive such interviews. This fact alone should concern all Canadians, especially since Trudeau's government plans to increase immigration to 300,000 for 2017.

To further spotlight how this should concern all Canadians, Leitch provided some interesting facts about immigration procedures. Since 2001, governments have become obsessed with immigration numbers, so much so, that immigration officials are faced with increased pressure to approve many applications each day. The expectation has been that immigration officials make decisions on seventy-five applications each day! 

This amounts to less than five minutes for each application! It only begs the question, what compromises are being made during the decision making process? Whatever the answers may be to that question, one thing is for certain, this is not the way to build a nation based on shared values.

Leitch feels very strongly about nation-building, and that is why she is running to be the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and the next Prime Minister in 2019. 

If you have yet to discover Kellie Leitch, I respectfully encourage you to visit her campaign web site, Kellie Leitch. There you will find important details on: Leitch's biography, a concise summary of her impressive education and work experience that is further detailed at her Profile on line document; her twelve policy statements; opportunities to become a Conservative member for Kellie; volunteer and donate to her campaign; and connect with Leitch on social media.

Above all, do keep Kellie Leitch in your prayers.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Putting the Current European Migrant Crisis Into Perspective: Providing Clarity and Truth by Drawing From the Hungarian Experience

A long line of migrants walking to Europe in huge hordes.
The hordes of migrants pouring into Europe. Photo: The Geller Report/Germany has 7,000
JIHAD TERROR SUSPECTS who are ‘almost IMPOSSIBLE’ to track

Recently I read a blog post from the Hungarian government website, No, the Hungarian refugees of 1956 are not the same as today's migrants. When I had first seen it, the title immediately caught my attention and reading it proved to be time well spent. The author, Zoltán Kovács, put the current European migrant crisis into perspective by referring to the Hungarian experience, debunking in the process the false parallel drawn by some that the two groups are the same.

I thought it fitting to write about Kovács's blog post seeing how it closely connects with my previous post, Viktor Orbán: A True Leader of and for the People of Hungary and Hungary's Constitution The Fundamental Law of HungaryHungary, under the leadership of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has emerged as one of the leading countries fighting against illegal immigration, and the European Union's imposition of its "mandatory quota system."

Anyone who is somewhat well read on the history of Hungary will recognize the truth asserted in the title of Kovács's blog post. It is a truth that Kovács elaborated on with four main points, preceded by a brief description of the circumstances of the 1956 Revolution, that led to two-hundred thousand Hungarians leaving their homeland.

What Kovács has effectively done is deflect the criticism that Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán—whose most noteworthy speech of March 15, 2016 captured the nationalistic sentiments of the Hungarian people—has received regarding Hungary's immigration policy and the closure of its southern border with Serbia.

The departure of 200,000 Hungarian refugees in 1956

Kovác's blog post begins with a brief history of the event that led to two-hundred thousand Hungarians fleeing from Hungary. It all began on October 23, 1956, when Hungarian university students demonstrated against the Communist Hungarian government—asserting the right to be independent from all foreign powers and that Hungarians should enjoy the rights of free people in a democratic system—and provoked a violent response.

Students demonstrating, and later joined by others, at Eötvös Loránd University, Józef Bem monument in Budapest on October 23, 1956
Eötvös Loránd University, Józef Bem monument in Budapest on October 23, 1956, where students began to
demonstrate against the Communist government. Photo: Bojár Sándor

That day the students were joined by others and as the numbers grew, the demonstration had encompassed much of Budapest. By nightfall, the State Security Police, fired and killed several demonstrators outside the state radio building.

This demonstration ushered in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Many believed it would bring freedom to Hungary, only to be met by the sad reality of the Soviet Union's response—that effectively crushed the revolution—which took many from a feeling of euphoria to despair. The result was that people once again began to live in fear, unable to speak and live freely.

The Soviet Union sent Red Army enforcements into Hungary, adding to those already there, bringing the total force to seventeen divisions. The attack against the people began on November 4, and with the overwhelming force of Soviet tanks, artillery, and air strikes, the revolution was crushed.

The violence and repression became too much for many, resulting in the departure of two-hundred thousand Hungarians from their homeland, most of whom arrived in Austria. It was the largest wave of refugees in Europe's post-World War II history and inflicted a terrible loss on Hungary.

The false parallels between the 1956 Hungarian refugees and the migrant crisis that escalated in 2015

Kovács went on to deflect any parallels between the Hungarian refugees of 1956 and today's Middle Eastern "refugees."

He argues that the real purpose why some consider both groups the "same," and have tried to draw a parallel between the two, is to criticize Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Hungarian government for the building of fencing on its borders—securing Hungary from massive waves of so-called Middle Eastern "refugees" in the process—and Hungary's policy to limit immigration. Kovács sums up their criticism, "In short, they say, when Hungarians fleeing the Soviet crack down were welcomed with open arms in 1956, how can Hungary be so cold in its response to today’s migrants?" Kovács responded to this with the following:
It’s a seductive argument; afterall, people love a neat parallel. And any reasonable person can see similarities. Millions of Syrians have fled a civil war of unspeakable brutality and some of them are among the migrants attempting to come to Europe. But all things considered, this argument doesn’t hold up. The two are simply not the same.
Kovács expanded upon why that argument "doesn't hold up," with four compelling points: first, they are two very different groups connected by very different events; second, there is the question of security and the connection between migration and terrorism; third, the concern for basic law and order when crossing the border into a host country; and fourth, that the subject of borders is also a matter of cultural frontiers.

Hungarian refugees in 1956 boarding a train for Austria
Hungarian refugees in 1956 boarding a train for Austria. Photo: Website of the Hungarian Government/About Hungary Blog

They are two very different groups connected by very different events

In 1956, those fleeing Hungary did so as a result of one major event, the brutal crackdown by the Soviet Union. The Hungarians fleeing the country were people who were trying to escape the violence and in many cases the threat of reprisals. To put a fine point on it Kovács stated, "There was no question about their nationality and the reason for their crossing the border. It was a homogenous group of people with a clear story."

This has not been the case with Europe's current migrant crisis. In early 2015, those attempting to cross the European Union's Schengen border into southern Hungary, were illegals from Kosovo. Add to this the more recent flow of "refugees" from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, northern Africa and Syria.

Many do not have the proper documentation! Others claim to be Syrian migrants, lying in the process, and do so because it is perceived to be more advantageous; that is, a Syrian national has a better chance at receiving asylum. Some are fleeing war, but there are those who are simply "economic migrants," taking advantage of the current crisis. Together they all comprise a heterogenous group that are very difficult to document.

The question of security and the connection between migration and terrorism

The Islamic State has boasted about exploiting the migrant crisis and weak border controls to move operatives in and out of Europe. Kovács cites a few examples.

Immigrants escorted by German police to a registration camp.
Immigrants are escorted by German police to a registration centre, after crossing the Austrian-German border in
Wegscheid near Passau, Germany, October 20, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The first was the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015. A report from the Washington Post, Tracing the path of four terrorists sent to Europe by the Islamic State, details how two of the four terrorists, successfully infiltrated into Europe and set off their suicide vests outside the Stade de France.

In November'2015, Hungarian law enforcement apprehended two British nationals, who were banned from traveling abroad for their financial terrorism, suspected to be on their way to Syria.

Then there is the disturbing report in Germany in which it was determined that migrants committed or tried to commit sixty-nine thousand crimes in the first quarter of 2016. The report stated, "There was a record influx of more than a million migrants into Germany last year and concerns are now widespread about how Europe's largest economy will manage to integrate them and ensure security."

The concern for basic law and order when crossing the border into a host country

The Hungarian refugees of 1956 requested protection first in Austria, the first safe country in which they arrived. The process of entry into Austrian society required going to temporary lodging or camps, sometimes waiting for months until each individual case could be decided.

This is stark contrast to the migrants coming into Europe today, many of whom come from and are funnelled through Syria. Many of the migrants flaunt the rules of migration from country to country, until they reach their final destination.

A close up of fencing at Hungary's southern border with Serbia.
Razor sharp fencing that Hungary typically uses at its borders, like at the Border Crossing Station at Roszke and Horgosz,
near the southern border with Serbia, to stave off the hordes of Middle Eastern migrants trying to cross into Hungary.
Photo: RafaVideoart/Hungarian army stopped Refugees in Roszke and Horgosz Hungary

The migration route that migrants have to follow to get to Hungary passes through several safe and stable countries, but they do not seek protection in those safe countries as the international treaties require. Instead, many continue on their migration, crossing into other countries along the way, such as was the case in Hungary in 2015. Here is how Kovács spotlighted this reality, "Many of those that crossed illegally into Hungary in 2015, simply refused to cooperate with the asylum procedure and instead demanded to be taken to Germany or another European host country as if it were their right."

The subject of borders is also a matter of cultural frontiers

Kovács noted that the " '56ers" crossed a political demarcation between two states, who for centuries had a close relationship, under the Habsburg Monarchy, and later the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary that lasted until World War I. Austrians and Hungarians courageously fought against a common enemy, the Ottoman Empire, that tried to aggressively expand into Europe. Austria and Hungary also share a common Judeo-Christian heritage. Kovács noted, "When Austrians received the ‘56ers, it was like they were taking in their cousins." 

This is not the case with the current group! As Kovács stated, "The culture of these migrants most definitely does not have that relationship with our Judeo-Christian culture." This is a reality that can not be ignored, to which Kovács added a touch of sarcasm, "We can ignore the elephant in the room and pretend that their assimilation in Europe is not an issue."

To further spotlight the importance of the cultural frontiers, Kovács quoted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from a speech in 2010:
[T]he beginning of the 60s our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country…We kidded ourselves a while, we said: 'They won't stay, sometime they will be gone', but this isn't reality.
And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed.
Kovács pointed out that Hungary has not denied the humanitarian dimension of the current migrant crisis. This has been demonstrated with the humanitarian aid Hungary has provided and the proposals it has put forth to provide aid to the "first safe countries" on the front lines, such as Turkey and Jordan, in an effort to help them better manage the influx of so many people.

In conclusion Kovács stated, "But anyone who compares this to the 200 thousand Hungarian refugees of 1956 ignores more than a few essential differences."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Viktor Orbán: A True Leader of and for the People of Hungary and Hungary's Constitution The Fundamental Law of Hungary

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán giving a speech on March 15, 2016
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's speech on March 15, 2016. Photo: Vlad Tepesblog/Orban'shistoric speech puts Hungary on war footing

In late November when President-elect Donald Trump placed a call to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and invited him to Washington, it stirred up many positive thoughts I have had about Hungary and Viktor Orbán for quite some time. It seemed only fitting to share those positive thoughts in what I consider to be a timely post, one that not only acknowledges the Hungarian constitution, The Fundamental Law of Hungary, but also draws attention to Viktor Orbán: a true leader of and for the people of Hungary!

Like President-elect Donald Trump—who has great respect for Hungary—I too am a big fan of Hungary and its prime minister. I have been impressed with both for several years now; a positive impression that first began with the writing of its new constitution, The Fundamental Law of Hungary (25 April 2011), that took effect on January 1, 2012.

The constitution is a document worth reading all on its own, but especially as a primer to Prime Minister Orbán's most noteworthy speech of March 15, 2016; the annual day that Hungarians commemorate the 1848 Revolution.

Orbán has proven that the words in The Fundamental Law of Hungary have meaning and can only be taken seriously if they are backed up by action. Action is exactly what Orbán took to stave off the flow of hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern "migrants"—what is essentially an aggressive Muslim invasion of Europewho simply decided they were going to trek across Europe, on their way to Germany, and impose themselves upon each individual country along the way.

Hungarian army and police erecting fencing near Serbia to deter migrants.
Hungarian army and police setting up fencing at Roszke and Horgosz, at the Border Crossing Station, near the southern border with Serbia. Photo: RafaVideoart/Hungarian army stopped Refugees in Roszke and Horgosz Hungary

Well, not Hungary! Orbán made that abundantly clear, as he closed Hungary's southern border with Serbia in Fall'2015; mobilizing the army to erect secure fencing to prevent the hordes of so-called "refugees" from travelling through Hungary. This was all done in a very expeditious manner, proving that Orbán means what he says.

What further impresses me about Orbán's actions is that he clearly understands that one of the most fundamental responsibilities of government is to ensure the safety and protection of its citizenry, whatever the threat may be.

Hungary and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán impress me in many other ways. To expand on this would require a separate blog post. No doubt that will be forthcoming in the very near future. In interim, I invite you to discover more about Hungary and Viktor Orbán by visiting the following: the official Government of Hungary web site, www.kormany.hu/en, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's web site, www.miniszterelnok.hu, his Facebook page, and on Instagram

As to the specifics of what has primarily impressed me about Hungary and Viktor Orbán, the remainder of this post provides those details: Hungary's National Avowal, The Fundamental Law of Hungary, and Viktor Orbán's speech on March 15, 2016.

Hungary's National Avowal

Hungary's National Avowal, a two page listing of statements—that is preceded by God bless the Hungarianspreambles the constitution. At its core, it acknowledges its Christian origins attributed to King Saint Stephen, and the establishment of the Hungarian people as part of Christian Europe. It proudly recognizes the struggles and sacrifices that Hungarians of past had to make to ensure survival, freedom, and independence. It also recognizes the outstanding intellectual achievements of the Hungarian people, Hungary's participation in defending Europe in a series of struggles over the centuries, and how the Hungarian people have enriched Europe's common values with their talent and diligence.

The National Avowal commits to the preservation of the intellectual and spiritual unity of the Hungarian nation, torn apart in the "storms" (World Wars I and II, the 1956 Revolution and the Communist suppression and occupation that lasted until 1989) of the last century, and to promoting and safeguarding Hungary's heritage, unique language, and culture.

Hungarian parliament photo blended with the constitution
The Fundamental Law of Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the Hungarian parliament on the twenty-fifth
anniversary of parliamentary democracy in Hungary in 2015. Photo: Viktor
Orbán Facebook

What I found particularly noteworthy was the explicit statement on the first page that recognized the role of Christianity in preserving nationhood, and the following statements that spotlight the dignity of the human person, the importance of the family, freedom, the nation, and fundamental values
We hold that human existence is based on human dignity. 
We hold that individual freedom can only be complete in cooperation with others. 
We hold that the family and the nation constitute the principal framework of our coexistence, and that our fundamental cohesive values are fidelity, faith and love. (2)
It also makes clear that democracy is only possible where the, "...State serves its citizens and administers their affairs in an equitable manner, without prejudice or abuse." (3) This is such an essential point considering that preceding this, it holds that the common goal of both the citizens and the State is, "...[T]o achieve the highest possible measure of well-being, safety, order, justice and liberty." (3)

Firmly believing in the contributions of the future generations, it states, "We trust in a jointly-shaped future and the commitment of younger generations. We believe that our children and grandchildren will make Hungary great again with their talent, persistence and moral strength." (3)

The ending of the National Avowal concludes with a statement that paves the way for the remainder of the constitution, "Our Fundamental Law shall be the basis of our legal order; it shall be an alliance among Hungarians of the past, present and future. It is a living framework which expresses the nation’s will and the form in which we want to live." (3)

The Fundamental Law of Hungary

At fifty-seven pages, The Fundamental Law of Hungary, is quite the refreshing read. As with the National Avowal, it is explicitly Christian and nationalistic. It is the kind of constitution one hopes to read, in that, it includes the essential elements that ideally should form part of any constitution: the dignity of the human person; the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman; that a human person's right to life begins at conception; the right for parents to choose the upbringing to be given to their children; the importance of and the assurance to protect families; the role of Christianity in Hungary's nation building; and freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

The bulk of The Fundamental Law of Hungary begins at page four and is organized in the following sections: Foundation, Freedom and Responsibility, The State, Special Legal Orders, and Closing and Miscellaneous Provisions.

To illustrate how gratifying a read this constitution really is, I have selected the following excerpts:
Article L
(1) Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman established by voluntary decision, and the family as the basis of the survival of the nation. Family ties shall be based on marriage and/or the relationship between parents and children. 
(2) Hungary shall encourage the commitment to have children. 
(3) The protection of families shall be regulated by a cardinal Act.
Article I 
(1) The inviolable and inalienable fundamental rights of MAN shall be respected. It shall be the primary obligation of the State to protect these rights. 
(2) Hungary shall recognise the fundamental individual and collective rights of man.
Article II
Human dignity shall be inviolable. Every human being shall have the right to life and human dignity; the life of the foetus shall be protected from the moment of conception.
Article III 
(1) No one shall be subject to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, or held in servitude. Trafficking in human beings shall be prohibited.  
(2) It shall be prohibited to perform medical or scientific experiment on human beings without their informed and voluntary consent. 
(3) Practices aimed at eugenics, the use of the human body or its parts for financial gain, as well as human cloning shall be prohibited.
Article IV  
(1) Everyone shall have the right to liberty and security of the person.  
Article V
Everyone shall have the right to repel any unlawful attack against his or her person and/or property, or one that poses a direct threat to the same, as provided for by an Act.

Article VII 
(1) Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include the freedom to choose or change one’s religion or other belief, and the freedom of everyone to manifest, abstain from manifesting, practise or teach his or her religion or other belief through religious acts, rites or otherwise, either individually or jointly with others, either in public or in private life. 
(2) People sharing the same principles of faith may, for the practice of their religion, establish religious communities operating in the organisational form specified in a cardinal Act.
Article IX
(1) Everyone shall have the right to freedom of speech. 
(4) The right to freedom of speech may not be exercised with the aim of violating the human dignity of others. 
(5) The right to freedom of speech may not be exercised with the aim of violating the dignity of the Hungarian nation or of any national, ethnic, racial or religious community.
Article XV 
(5) By means of separate measures, Hungary shall protect families, children, women, the elderly and persons living with disabilities. 
Article XVI 
(2) Parents shall have the right to choose the upbringing to be given to their children.
If the above isn't impressive enough, the concluding two statements of the constitution will not disappoint, "We, the Members of the National Assembly elected on 25 April 2010, being aware of our responsibility before God and man and in exercise of our constitutional power, hereby adopt this to be the first unified Fundamental Law of Hungary." The final line below this reads," MAY THERE BE PEACE, FREEDOM AND ACCORD."

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's March 15, 2016 Speech in Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's speech of March 15, 2016, has to be considered one of "the" speeches of the decade.

Rich in historical and cultural content, it contains nationalistic ideals from both revolutions of 1848 and 1956, and identifies the modern-day threats to Hungary. A common thread that runs throughout the speech is the need for Hungarians to decide for freedom and the truth. 

A portrait of Sándor Petőfi, one of the key figures in Hungary's 1848 Revolution.
Sándor Petőfi: portrait by
Soma Orlay Petrich.
Photo: Alchetron
Orbán began his speech by quoting Hungary's national poet and one of the key figures in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, Sándor Petőfi, "Salutations to you. Hungarian freedom, on this the day you were born!"

The hope that Petőfi had, a Hungary free from the Habsburg Empire, was echoed in Orbán's speech, "And today also, one hundred and sixty-eight years later, it is with unfettered joy, the optimism of early spring, high hopes and an elevated spirit that across the Carpathian Basin we celebrate—from Beregszász to Szabadka, from Rimaszombat to Kézdivásárhely: every Hungarian with one heart, one soul and one will."

The threat in Petőfi's time presents the same problem for Hungary today, its survival as a nation. The modern-day threat comes primarily from within Europe, specifically: the European Union (EU), the host of well funded lobbyists, and billionaires who try to impose their agenda upon each nation. What is at stake is Hungary's freedom, culture, identity, and its future.

With a Polish contingent present, Orbán explicitly identified that threat by expressing Hungary's solidarity with the nation of Poland, whose shared history has experienced the loss of freedom and nationhood. Here is what Orbán stated:
... I welcome the spirited successors of General Bem: we welcome the sons of the Polish nation. As always throughout our shared thousand-year history, now, too, we are standing by you in the battle you are fighting for your country’s freedom and independence. We are with you, and we send this message to Brussels: more respect to the Polish people, more respect to Poland!
Orbán went on to refer to Hungary's two revolutionary traditions, in which he stated that when the need arises, the Hungarian people stand up for what is right. He referred to life in Hungary today as stemming from both the 1848 and 1956 revolutions, which move and guide the nation's political, economic, and spiritual life: equality before the law, responsible government, a national bank, the sharing of burdens, respect for human dignity, and the unification of the nation.

Reinforcing the important influence of both revolutions in today's society, Orbán stated, "Today, as then, the ideals of ’48 and ’56 are the pulse driving the life force of the nation, and the intellectual and spiritual blood flow of the Hungarian people. Let us give thanks that this may be so, let us give thanks that finally the Lord of History has led us onto this path. Soli Deo gloria [Glory to God alone]!"

One can not help but be impressed with Orbán, who not only acknowledged the sacrifices of Hungarians of previous generations, but also gave thanks and glory to God.

Every revolution is a factor of those who initiate it and carry it to its completion. For Hungarians of the past, these were decent folk, respectable and hard working citizens, regular people from all walks of life: military officers, lawyers, writers, doctors, engineers, honest tradespeople, farmers and workers with a sense of duty.

A black and white photo of crowds cheering Hungarian troops during the 1956 Revolution.
Crowds in Budapest cheering Hungarian troops in 1956. Photo: FORTEPAN/Pesti Srác2

Orbán asked Hungarians to ponder on Sándor Petőfi's question, "So what are you going to do?" It was a question Petőfi asked, three weeks before his death, in his last letter to János Arany. Orbán added to this, "How will you make use of your inheritance?"

Further acknowledging Hungary's existence, inheritance, and identity, Orbán stated, "...[T]he Hungarian people still exist, Buda still stands, we are who we were, and we shall be who we are."

All this is threatened by the instability of Europe! From this current threat, Orbán asked the Hungarian people, "Shall we live in slavery or in freedom?" It is a question that must be asked simply due to the fact that the destiny of Hungary is intertwined with that of Europe's, and Hungarians can not be free if Europe is not free. Orbán described the current state of Europe as, "...[F]ragile, weak and sickly as a flower being eaten away by a hidden worm. Today, one hundred and sixty-eight years after the great freedom fights of its peoples, Europe – our common home – is not free."

As to why Europe is not free, Orbán identified the fundamental problem: freedom begins with speaking the truth. He elaborated on this, in what I consider to be one of the key segments of his speech. Here is what Orbán stated:
Europe is not free, because freedom begins with speaking the truth. In Europe today it is forbidden to speak the truth. A muzzle is a muzzle – even if it is made of silk. It is forbidden to say that today we are not witnessing the arrival of refugees, but a Europe being threatened by mass migration. It is forbidden to say that tens of millions are ready to set out in our direction. It is forbidden to say that immigration brings crime and terrorism to our countries. It is forbidden to say that the masses of people coming from different civilisations pose a threat to our way of life, our culture, our customs, and our Christian traditions. It is forbidden to say that, instead of integrating, those who arrived here earlier have built a world of their own, with their own laws and ideals, which is forcing apart the thousand-year-old structure of Europe. It is forbidden to say that this is not accidental and not a chain of unintentional consequences, but a planned, orchestrated campaign, a mass of people directed towards us. It is forbidden to say that in Brussels they are constructing schemes to transport foreigners here as quickly as possible and to settle them here among us. It is forbidden to say that the purpose of settling these people here is to redraw the religious and cultural map of Europe and to reconfigure its ethnic foundations, thereby eliminating nation states, which are the last obstacle to the international movement. It is forbidden to say that Brussels is stealthily devouring ever more slices of our national sovereignty, and that in Brussels today many are working on a plan for a United States of Europe, for which no one has ever given authorisation.
If all this sounds like an alarm bell, that is exactly what Orbán was sounding off, and rightly so. Other countries in Europe are listening and responding with their own efforts to regain their autonomy, protect their identity, and restore their cultural and heritage. 

Orbán talked about this, referring to it as an "awakening," in which Europe is realizing each day, more and more, that what is at stake is the future of Europe: prosperity, comfort, jobs, security, and a peaceful order.

Hungary's official stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution
The official Hungarian stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.
The identified heroes visible on the frame image of the stamp block are: Erika Kornélia Szeles (1941-1956, center),
Mária Wittner (1937-), patron of the Memorial Year, Katalin Havrila Béláné Sticker (1932-1959), László Dózsa (1942-),
actor, Dénes Dóczi (1932-1958) and József Vass (1937-?). 
Photo: Hungarian Post Office, via Wikimedia Commons 

Europe is a community of Christian nations, that are free and independent, but that status is being challenged by the modern-day threat, that is different from threats of the past—which may not be so obvious or understood compared to the open oppression and attacks of totalitarian regimes of the past—a comparison which Orbán made to spotlight the dangers of the modern-day threat:
This danger is not now threatening us as wars and natural disasters do, which take the ground from under our feet in an instant. Mass migration is like a slow and steady current of water which washes away the shore. It appears in the guise of humanitarian action, but its true nature is the occupation of territory; and their gain in territory is our loss of territory. 
Orbán went to to repel the false accusations made against Hungary by so-called "human rights warriors," that Hungarians are xenophobic and hostile. Quite the opposite is true which Hungary's history proves; it is a nation of inclusion and intertwining cultures:
Those who have sought to come here as new family members, as allies or as displaced persons fearing for their lives have been let in to make a new home for themselves. But those who have come here with the intention of changing our country and shaping our nation in their own image, those who have come with violence and against our will, have always been met with resistance.
What first appeared to be a relatively small number of "migrants," quickly grew into hundreds of thousands. Orbán asserted that the main danger to Europe comes from within, Brussels' itself, with its "fanatics of internationalism." He boldly stated that Brussels must not be allowed to place itself above the law:
We cannot allow Brussels to place itself above the law. We shall not allow it to force upon us the bitter fruit of its cosmopolitan immigration policy. We shall not import to Hungary crime, terrorism, homophobia and synagogue-burning anti-Semitism. There shall be no urban districts beyond the reach of the law, there shall be no mass disorder or immigrant riots here, and there shall be no gangs hunting down our women and daughters. We shall not allow others to tell us whom we can let into our home and country, whom we will live alongside, and whom we will share our country with.
Orbán had no illusions as to the negative implications and social unrest that would result from Brussels' "cosmopolitan immigration policy." He stated that Hungary would be forced to take in the "migrants," and serve them, which would eventually result in Hungarians confronting a situation of forced removal from their own land.

Orbán clearly has the foresight, fortitude, and the courage to see to it that, such a scenario does not come to pass. He completely rejected the forced resettlement scheme and he made it clear that Hungary will not tolerate neither blackmail, nor threats.

Calling upon all European nations, Orbán explicitly stated that, "The time has come to ring the warning bell. The time has come for opposition and resistance. The time has come to gather allies to us. The time has come to raise the flag of proud nations. The time has come to prevent the destruction of Europe, and to save the future of Europe."

Orbán's alarm bell is a call for unity in Europe. The peoples of Europe can not be free individually if they are not free together.

In the last part of his speech, Orbán referred once more to Hungary's history as an encouragement to the people of Hungary to resist the modern-day threat. During the Habsburg Empire, the people of Hungary were not resigned to accept foreign control, and the same holds true during the Russian occupation after World War II. As for today's modern-day threat, Orbán stated the following, "Today it is written in the book of fate that hidden, faceless world powers will eliminate everything that is unique, autonomous, age-old and national. They will blend cultures, religions and populations, until our many-faceted and proud Europe will finally become bloodless and docile."

The resistance required against this scheme for Europe is especially understood by the peoples of both Hungary and Poland, who Orbán characterized as people who know how to resist, defeat, rewrite and transform the fate intended for Europe today.

It comes down to a choice that Hungarians and the rest of Europe must make, answering in the process the question that Orbán posed, "Shall we live in slavery or in freedom?" His encouragement to his fellow Hungarians, "That is the question—give your answer! Go for it Hungary, go for it Hungarians!"

God bless Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the nation of Hungary and Hungarians all over the world.