Election Alert! Romanian political parties must defend Life, Family and Freedom
Romanian voters will go to the polls in National Elections on 11 December.
And, this year, around the world, "Values Voting" is taking centre stage.
Values Voting is when voters cast their ballots according to their beliefs on core issues surrounding Life, Family and Freedom, rather than on purely economic issues, for example.
In both the Brexit vote as well as in the election of Donald Trump, as President of the United States, voters demonstrated that values, as well as economic issues, played a significant role in their decision at the ballot box.
In a similar way, for the upcoming National Elections in Romania, the Romanian political establishment (i.e., Romania's major political parties) are being advised that they must carefully consider the "values voter", as they conclude their election campaigns.
If a party's stand on issues surrounding Life, Family and Freedom has been unclear, that party must clarify, for voters, what the party actually stands for on these issues.
Most Romanians identify as Christians, and most wish to have a party, or parties, in power which represent such values.
Therefore, this petition encourages all major Romanian political parties to pledge to defend Life, Family and Freedom, if elected. AND, this petition also encourages Romanian voters to actually give priority to voting their values on the same.
On LIFE: In Romania, the population is now about 20.5M. But, over the period, between 1958 and 2014, 22,638,755 abortions have been registered in public hospitals, alone. And, even now, about 220 abortions occur in Romania every single day.
Abortion is often the result of a crisis in pregnancy. And so, Romanian political parties are encouraged to find solutions which help women reduce the crises in their pregnancies, rather than eliminate unborn children. Eliminate the crisis, not the child.
After all, Romania, like every other country on earth, needs new citizens to help replace the older generations...to become the new teachers, doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, tax-payers, clergy, husband and wives.
On FAMILY: Romanian citizens have taken a very positive stand on the natural family.
Earlier this year, over 3 million Romanian citizens signed a petition calling for a review of Art. 48 of the Romanian Constitution, to exclude the possibility of legalising homosexual union in Romania.
This equates to about 25% of the total electorate, meaning that this movement to protect the natural family simply cannot be motivated by party political affiliation.
Also, in 2015, a Eurobarometer poll showed that 69% of Romanians were against same-sex "marriage".
So, from the evidence, it is very clear that the Romanian public wish to reserve marriage to one man and one woman, only.
Romanian political parties are, therefore, encouraged to follow the lead of their citizens on marriage, by pledging to protect marriage as between one man and one woman.
On FREEDOM: Throughout Europe, there are attacks on freedom of thought and freedom of expression. There is, in fact, a slide towards totalitarianism...like the "bad, old days" in Romania, when different freedoms (like, freedom of the press) were suppressed.
Just a few days ago, for example, the French National Assembly and Senate voted to apply heavy fines and jail-time to websites which are in opposition to the state's position on abortion.
Romania should not go down this path. People ought to be free to express views which may be unpopular or anti-establishment, so long as those views are not objectively harmful to others.
Therefore, Romanian political parties are encouraged to defend the freedoms of speech, expression, conscience and press. By doing so, they will reject the creeping totalitarianism which threatens to turn back the clock in Europe, to a time best left in the past.
Putting it all together: To represent the Romanian values voter, and to receive their votes, the Romanian political parties, must now pledge to defend Life, Family and Freedom.
Please sign this petition, which will go to all of the major Romanian political parties, asking them to represent Christian values. Thank you!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
This link takes you to the CitizenGO Romania Blog (in the Romanian language!) - http://blog.citizengo.org/romania/
Sign this petition now!
Romanian Political Parties must Represent Romanian Voters by Defending Christian Values