Only the citizens of the European Union can decide for themselves on their fundamental rights
Sophia in ’t Veld, the ALDE (Liberal Democrats) Dutch Member of the European Parliament issued a Legislative report proposing to put in place a political scoreboard for each European Union Member State.
The goal? To sanction people and countries which don’t or won't conform to the so-called "democratic" values imposed by Brussels.
For many European political leaders, those democratic values are, in particular, "equality" and "non-discrimination". Those two notions are the basis of all LGBT claims (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals) with regards to Same-Sex Marriage and adoption, Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy.
If implemented, this report would mean that certain countries which do not accept certain "societal advances" could be considered as not respectful of citizens’ "fundamental rights" (application of Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights which states in particular that sexual orientation cannot be subject to discrimination, for instance). The suppression of Article 51 of this same Charter (application of the principle of subsidiarity) would deny a State the possibility to oppose those "societal advances".
And since the treaties of the European Union require unanimity of the Council members to decide on those issues, the report simply suggests to do away with this rule!
All this would allow the European Union to force on some States political rules which they (the EU), themselves, do not adhere to.
Therefore, the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council would confer on themselves the right* (a right they don’t actually have under their own rules) * to modify the objectives and the very nature of the European Union as defined in the Treaties, without consulting the European citizens.
*This is illegal, it is anti-democratic and it is dangerous for our liberties. What is most ironic is that this text actually talks about respect of the rules of Democracy, but doesn’t respect those rules!
Indeed, all this sounds a bit juridical. Let us, then, pick a real-life example:
Today, neither Poland nor Hungary allow same-sex marriage. After the implementation of this report’s recommendations, same-sex marriage would be declared as a “Fundamental Right for transsexuals, queers, bisexuals etc”. In other words, Poland and Hungary would be sanctioned for their "non-respect" of Human Rights, and there would be no legal possibility to oppose this.
The same may apply for Surrogacy, Assisted Reproduction, “Gender” Ideology, and the suppression of the conscience clause, which could be considered as fundamental rights according to the European Institutions’ interpretation.
It is, in fact, the individual European citizen’s very right to act as he or she sees fit, according to his/her conscience, that is challenged.
This report also demands the predominance of the European Court of Human Rights, an institution of the Council of Europe (47 member countries among which the 28 EU Member States, and 29 others such as Turkey, Russia, Morocco,…) over the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In other words, judges of countries external to the European Union would be able to judge the European Union!
How, and by whom, shall we soon be judged in the European Union?
Imposing a change of objectives and the nature of the European Union, without the consent of European citizens, can only lead to the rejection of the European Union. Brexit is still fresh on our minds…
This petition will be submitted to the President of the European Parliament, the Special Rapporteur and the Shadow Rapporteurs.