Category Archives: Family

Votes

“All the blood is drained out of democracy – it dies – when only half the population votes.” The words of Hunter S. Thompson which seem particularly apposite as we look forward to two elections in Poland – those to … Continue reading

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No to the Euro

“If its anything I can’t stand, it’s yes men.  When I say no, I want you to say no, too.” Words attributed to studio mogul Jack L. Warner, which might be seized upon, without a trace of irony, by any leader … Continue reading

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Poland’s Future

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” Words attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius, which may or may not … Continue reading

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Pledges

“Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.” The words of Sophocles, which most politicians, nay most voters, would do well to remember. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) is not shying away … Continue reading

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Ideas

“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” The words of Franklin D. Roosevelt which are as relevant today as ever … Continue reading

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Make It Happen

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” The words of US poet Ralph Waldo Emerson and, with or without the conspiracy of the universe, Poland’s governing Law and Justice party (PiS) is certainly making things … Continue reading

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Progress

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” The words of Benjamin Franklin. And since governments are ever keen to boast of continual growth and progress, one might ask how much economic progress … Continue reading

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Unemployment

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” The words of Theodore Roosevelt, no stranger to hard work. Which is why unemployment, especially long–term unemployment, is so … Continue reading

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Abortion

“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. The teaching of the Church is clear, and I am a son of the Church, but it is not necessary to talk about … Continue reading

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Exit

“Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.” The words of Alexandre Dumas. There has certainly been little love and plenty of suspicion in the relationship between the EU … Continue reading

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