A New Constitution for Hungary
I was alerted to the new Hungarian constitution by the blog Rorate Caeli (see their article here, including a link to the entire Hungarian constitution in English). Among the changes are: invoking God's blessing upon the Hungarian people; stating pride in king St. Stephen; recognizing Christianity as the foundation of their nation; dropping the word "republic" from the nation's official name; recognizing the dignity of life at conception; and protecting marriage as an institution between one man and one woman. While I have not read the entire constitution, these few changes are welcome indeed. I hope the tens of thousands of people reported by the media as protesting in the streets go home soon, sit down and read their new constitution and learn from it. A step towards the restoration of a Hungarian monarchy? Who knows.