Brussels vs. Budapest

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by Samuel McCarthy  •  •  March 15, 2023   

European leftists target pro-family Hungary

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BUDAPEST, Hungary ( - The far-left European Union is besieging Hungary over the nation's laws protecting children — and other European countries are joining in.

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar

In an unprecedented move, Ireland's homosexual-led government is preparing to join a European Commission court action against Hungary. At issue is a 2021 Hungarian law banning the promotion of homosexuality, including homosexual content to minors.

Former Taoiseach (Ireland's prime minister) Micheál Martin reportedly criticized Hungary's prime minister over the law, telling reporters in 2021, "I said very clearly to Viktor Orbán that your law will harm young people, will suppress the rights of young people."

Irish government leaders — including Martin and openly gay current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar — have claimed Hungary's law violates the EU's Charter of Fundamental Human Rights and suppresses freedom of expression.

Baddies in Brussels

This is the latest in a series of escalating EU assaults on Hungary's sovereignty and autonomy. Last month, the EU referred Hungary to the European Court of Justice over the country's refusal to liberalize recreational cannabis use and its refusal to embrace the climate change agenda.

The EU has also made substantial efforts to promote leftism and suppress conservatism in Hungary. Last month, the EU named Hungary (and its neighbor Poland) a "worst offender" in violating EU-imposed "reforms" designed to amplify the country's left-wing minority. The globalist-led organization has also threatened Hungary with financial sanctions for failing to adhere to its arbitrary "rule of law." Other leftists have joined the effort, with the Rockefeller Foundation, Joe Biden and George Soros funding an anti-conservative media headquarters in Budapest. Unsurprisingly, the EU has had a hand in financing Soros' far-left Open Society Foundation, to the tune of almost $4 million.

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The EU has also taken a hostile stance toward Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. In September, the European Parliament voted to declare Hungary "no longer a democracy," in response to Orbán's landslide reelection earlier last year. The document called Orbán's administration a "hybrid regime of electoral autocracy." Hungarian MEP Balázs Hidvéghi blasted the resolution. He told Breitbart, "It's a shame that in the current situation the left devotes time and energy to fabricate a document like this. ... Anyone who has ever been there with their eyes opened, knows that Hungary is democracy."

For his part, Orbán has stood strong in the face of the globalist cabal. In October, the prime minister openly compared EU bureaucrats to fallen Soviet dictators. Referring to the 1956 Hungarian revolt against Soviet rule, Orbán declared, "The lesson of 1956 is clear. Whoever wants to [kneel] on our neck is doomed to fail. We stood tall when the first conquering empire attacked us, and we will still be here when the last one collapses."

Pro-Family Fidesz

Orbán's party, Fidesz, has implemented some of the most pro-life, pro-family policies in the whole of Europe, much to the chagrin of the globalists in Brussels.

Viktor Orbán

Last year, Fidesz exempted mothers under 30 from paying income tax. Previously, the conservative party introduced government subsidies for large families and granted tax breaks for mothers. Though he was unsuccessful, Orbán also tried to ban abortion completely. Fidesz did, however, adjust the constitution to protect life from conception onward and has allowed hospitals to refuse to perform abortions. Last year, Fidesz succeeded in passing a law requiring women seeking an abortion to listen to their unborn baby's heartbeat before making a decision.

While most European countries (including Ireland) have adopted open-border policies and allow immigrants to run rampant in order to supplement their own waning populations — waning, of course, due to the deadly triumvirate of contraception, abortion and euthanasia — Hungary enforces strict border controls, insisting its future is not in foreigners but in families. Orbán explained:

[W]e invite others from outside Europe that will change the cultural identity of Europe. ... There are some countries that accept it but Hungary is not among those countries. We would not like to change the cultural identity of our country so we don't accept migration as a solution to demographic politics or demographic challenges.

One law that proverbially kills two birds with one stone is Hungary's law forbidding the promotion of homosexuality to minors. As Hungary's president has noted before that a family is formed only by a man and a woman; a man and a man cannot have a baby together, nor can a woman and a woman. On the one hand, the law promotes a Christian understanding of family and rejects the separation of sexuality and procreation.

Hungary's president has noted before that a family is formed only by a man and a woman.

On the other hand, the law is explicitly designated as a measure to protect children. Referring to the case of a teacher claiming to be dating an underage student, Gergely Gulyás, the minister for the prime minister's office, recently emphasized the need for such child protection laws, and Gulyás said the government is preparing to tighten those laws. When asked if EU criticisms may convince Hungary to back away from its stringent commitment to protecting children, Gulyás intimated that Hungary's government is unbothered by the EU.

Earlier this month, the Hungarian minister of justice, Judit Varga, announced that Hungary would fight the EU's lawsuit over the country's child protection laws. She insisted that such things as education and child protection were matters for individual member states to decide.

Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are expected to join Ireland in suing Hungary over its child protection laws.

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