Second Hungarian Uprising

Hungary's new constitution proclaims:
  • "we have an eminent need of spiritual and intellectual renewal;" 
  • "Our Basic Law is the foundation of our legal system; it is a contract between Hungarians past, present and future."
  • defends life from the moment of conception,
  • defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman
  • enumerates Communist crimes and lifts the statute of limitations on Communist atrocities
Naturally, Brussels and Washington are against it.

I've a friend in Poland who says in spite of these good features the new constitution is a disaster and will just put a bunch of cronies in a feckless Parliament. I have no idea, and my friend's somewhat nuts.(Not Liberal nuts: actually nuts). I choose to be cautiously heartened.