March 13th, 2013

Áder pledges to sign constitutional amendments, citing need for national unity

President Janos Ader said he would sign the fourth amendment to Hungary’s constitution, speaking on public M1 television late on Wednesday.

Ader said in a pre-recorded, televised speech from his Sandor palace, that he had made his decision in view of his promise that as president of Hungary he would carry out the responsibilities conferred on him by the constitution without fail.

“It is my unequivocal constitutional duty to sign and declare this constitutional amendment as law. This is regardless of whose tastes the changes meet and regardless of whether I like it or not,” he said.

He said he had spent many hours over the past few days scrutinizing the opinions and argument which appeared in the press over the fourth amendment. He read letters, messages and the “clever and sometimes indignant and politically-charged arguments of experts”.

“I was guided by the single goal which is in harmony with my presidential oath: to represent the constitutional order and the unity of the nation,” he said.

“The president of the republic must not simply act above party politics, he must always stand by his political nation at all times and in everything,” he added.

A state governed by the rule of law is such because its laws and constitution is observed by all, including and especially the president, Ader said.

If the president decided that it was permissible to step on an unconstitutional path, it would only bring the consequence of chaos and lawlessness, which nobody wants, he said.

He said that at the moment of being elected he had made it clear: if he receives 100 good laws, he signs 100 good laws. If he receives 100 bad laws, he will send back 100 to parliament for revision.

He said regardless of the weight each party may have in parliament everyone is equally responsible for the fate of the nation, its good reputation and credibility.

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  • oneill

    Lapdog

    • ViktorOrban

      It’s hard to find a president who loves to be put on a leash, but Janos is just perfect, adorable and full of fluff.

  • MagyarViking

    ““It is my unequivocal constitutional duty to sign and declare this
    constitutional amendment as law. This is regardless of whose tastes the
    changes meet and regardless of whether I like it or not,” he said.”

    “He said that at the moment of being elected he had made it clear: if he
    receives 100 good laws, he signs 100 good laws. If he receives 100 bad
    laws, he will send back 100 to parliament for revision.”

    So the President of the Republic thinks it is a good law to limit the right of the President of the Republic to send back laws “to parliament for revision”

    That can only mean that when the President of the Republic accepted His job, He thought the Constitution was bad, because it gave the President of the Republic to much right/reasons to send back any law due to that the *content* of that law was bad, not just that some (non-existing) formalia had not been met

    It is Fidesz way of working to whatever did wrong, they just create a new law, that makes that error correct, so there can never be any “formal errors” in Fideszland, then they will be declared totally “formal correct” the week after in a new fast-tracked law, in absurdum

    • just saying

      It’s good that you’re back, I was spending too much time trying to show Leto how wrong he is. Of course he just pretends that he didn’t actually write what he wrote, so it takes a lot of work to help him make himself look foolish.

  • Vidra

    He should resign. Orbán’s policies had already taken away any kind of consensus on where the boundaries of the state should be and by signing this awful law, Áder has deepened the divisions in society, such that he cannot represent everybody. In fact, he should have announced his resignation as the only way of avoiding what he felt was his legal obligation as president to sign the fourth amendment.

    • Leto مؤدّب

      “Áder has deepened the divisions in society”

      Áder hasn’t deepened anything, of course. The cold war has been going on for a long time. Anyway, your rotten postcommie ilk must be trampled down, by all possible means, because you’re internal enemy.

      • Aloof

        lLMFAO. Cold War was against communists which Fidesz still has plenty of. Go ahead and deny THAT dickhead. Nobody we know including lots of folks that voted for Fidesz didn’t vote for THIS. The EU can bleed you assholes out for awhile which I’m personally going to enjoy very much. Every day that passes without resolution to the constitutional conflict and MNB anti-independence policies will keep the markets away which means that the HuF will stay weak. If Matolcsy does ANYTHING that is out of line or “unorthodox” at the MNB and of course he will. the markets will punish him hard.
        So you can absolutely kiss being lifted out EDP by the EU goodbye that is certain at the minimum. The whole economy is already teetering and fraught with risk.

        So keep spewing your little totalitarian threats you little sick fucking twirp. When it comes to Fidesz we’ll have the last laugh while rank and file Hungarians are in for a long cry.

      • Vidra

        Your tribal mentality proves my point. So we disagree on politics – it’s no big deal to me but it clearly is to your tiny little mind. You’re the internal enemy to all those who voted Fidesz because they genuinely believed it would deliver a better, fairer society.
        Erik, please enable anyone and everyone to log in as fake Letos. I think this slimeball has lost his “human right” to any kind of dignity.

        • Leto مؤدّب

          “please enable anyone and everyone to log in as fake Letos”

          Oh, how you pine for the good ol’ days when you could fake my handle, you rotten postcommie bastard… :D

          • Vidra

            I myself wouldn’t stoop so low. If others choose to parody your narrow-minded childish intolerance and blind faith in besuited Gypsies, that’s fine by me.

          • Leto مؤدّب

            That’s hilarious, postcommie bastard… You “wouldn’t stoop so low”, so you’d want other hyenas from your pack to do it. :D

          • Vidra

            So you don’t deny that you post narrow-minded childish intolerance and your blind faith in besuited Gypsies, you think that such comments deserve respect. Well, I’m sure you’ll give Ricsi and all the 88 column on here the same amount of respect.

          • Leto مؤدّب

            Be sure I don’t need respect from you, rotten postcommie bastards, or from the Jobbik-morons. :D

  • stanlee98

    It’s the natural duty of the people to put the fear back where it belongs: politicians and their puppet masters.

  • Paul

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/viktor-orbans-hungarian-power-grab/2013/03/13/63ead954-8b41-11e2-b63f-f53fb9f2fcb4_story.html

    Mr. Orbán may indeed choose not to listen,
    but the European Union and NATO should not tolerate a member
    government that violates fundamental democratic principles.
    Hungary should be asked to change constitutional provisions that
    are found by the Council of Europe to violate democratic norms;
    if it refuses, it should be subject to sanctions.

  • patent kapocs

    When he was appointed President, Janos Ader was touted as a serious jurist and a man of principle. Now, however, by his signing of the 4th amendment legislation he has revealed himself only as a true and faithful Fidesz puppet:
    “It is my unequivocal constitutional duty to sign and declare this constitutional amendment as law.”
    With these words, he declares himself the new Pal Schmidt – if they put it in front of me, I will sign it, that is what I am here for – and Mr. Orban’s little rubber ducky. The rest of his statement as reported above dismisses itself as simply blah, blah. Sorry for the country.

  • Aloof

    This is the President of Hungary in action at the international level. Ahhh….ohhh…hmmm… horse braying….

    We’re not dealing with rocket scientists here when you talk about Fidesz. It’s actually pretty embarrassing if THIS is the best Hungary has representing them. Country bumpkin neanderthals in suits….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1qRpLY14lkU

    PS: Heard that another old slimey disgraced Fidesz commie hanger on Pal Schmitt wants an ambassador post. You just can’t make this shit up.

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