Sulík, Euroval and libertarian politics

"Euroval" would also be approved in Slovakia. Because of this, the coalition disintegrated and the government fell. Richard Sulík, chairman of the SaS, allegedly "ruined the chances of the reform government". But he wants more "Sulis" in politics: these are the only real policies we have. And can a libertarian into politics?

Richard Sulík (source:
Richard Sulík (source:

Slovakia has approved the enlargement of "Euroval". Except for the second attempt, but it happened.

It cost the collapse of the government, the break-up of the coalition and early elections. If anyone asked me what I would remember from this time, it would be one name: Richard Sulík.

He is accused of having the government fall for his attitude towards Euroval. However, few people realize that he gave his chance own position.

After all, not giving up and staying in his principled position was all he had left. He had a choice of these options:

Either it approves Euroval, it "saves" the government, but at the cost of several billion euros of taxpayers. By approving Euroval, he would lose the last voters he has, he would step down from the principles he upholds, he would give his "yes" to something he does not agree with. Fico should go further to the government than he does now.

Or Euroval will not support. He will not save the government and thus help Fico to get into government. However, he (and his party) will remain the last to defend taxpayers' money. He will remain defending the basic principles for which he was elected. This can keep his core and will not be ashamed of his decision. After approval he can say that he was the only one who kept his promise, for which he was elected.

You know, a lot of people complain that politics is "empty" - without ideas, without principles, "dirty". But when a principled politician emerges who puts his principles higher than his place in government and his political future, everyone wonders and says they are doing wrong. That it is not flexible enough.

However, principled politics is inflexible and thank God for that. The principles and guidelines on which we build are either right or wrong. It can't be bent according to the situation. If a politician evaluates principles according to the situation and not the situation according to the principles, it is a typical politician without ideas, who does not try to defend anything other than his warm political place. But these are the politicians we swear at, spineless.

At a time when we are complaining about policies that put principles above position just because we don't like their principles, we are the same as they are spineless politicians: we evaluate principles according to the situation, not the situation according to the principles. We complain about what we otherwise want and praise what we condemn ourselves. This is now the situation around Richard Sulík's criticism.

After all, I, too, would rather let the government of which I am a member fall than raise my hand for 'Euroval'. Fica can be defeated in the elections. However, Slovaks will not just get rid of Euroval.

The problem, then, is basically that Richard Sulík has a stronger backbone than we are used to in politics today. Fortunately.

Definitely with me built great respect. At least at this time, the politician is what I think he should be: principled, unyielding and defending (not only) the money of his taxpayers before looting.

Whether that politician is a socialist, for example, if his approach were so clear, he would still have my respect. A politician without a backbone does not deserve respect. How can a spineless politician claim to represent a huge number of people if he is not even able to represent himself?

Libertarians and politics

A few of my libertarian friends are generally negative about politics. "A libertarian," they say, "can't go into politics if he wants to be consistent."

Well, a consistent libertarian in this case should not drive on the road and use public lighting services. It's the same absurd cases.

It should be noted that despite the fact that the libertarian can show himself in the way he already knew that the socialist experiments of politicians would lead to catastrophe, those experiments paid from his taxes.

It is therefore legitimate for a libertarian to go into politics. In my opinion, he has the right to defend his money and to strive to ensure that he or others like him no longer have to pay for those experiments.

More principled politicians like Richard Sulík. And please have more libertarians. Those "dangerous for the world" primarily.


  1. I will only say the last paragraph: Statism cannot be fought with statism. See. New Libertarian manifesto…

  2. Central Scrutinizer> weren't they a hand or a pindour from that matter-of-fact masturbation over Mr. Kubec's articles?

  3. Practical: Mrs. Matrona Lvovna is probably waiting for me to respond with an invective of the same grain.
    She's completely off topic and I don't have time for her games.
    To do this, he will have to find someone at his level, ie someone who is not a buran, as otherwise.

  4. Technical: Mr. Central Scrutinizer learns Czech for his homework. The address is the fifth fall and is therefore inflected. Addressing in the first case is a sign of bourgeoisie.

  5. Jakube,
    you can see that you really don't know what this is about.
    But if you are interested in learning something, I'll be happy to describe it in detail again. All you have to do is write, "Yes, I would like to know what this is about before I get involved in the discussion."

  6. But Mr. Kubec,
    if you insult someone on the PUBLIC FORUM, you must be prepared for critical contributions to the discussion.
    You have to decide whether to spread your plagiarism PUBLIC or PRIVATE.
    If you want to insult ALL, you must accept arguments from ALL.
    By the way,
    you didn't just block my access to your PUBLIC profile, I would just smile at that.
    You went a step further in anger and reported me in the hope that they would block my own profile, so don't twist like a snake.
    PS: Thank you for explaining to us how you imagine your "libertarianism".
    You have the freedom to restrict everyone else.
    You will be a vegetarian before a libertarian.

  7. @7:

    Upholds my - individual - liberty to block someone at my own websites or at my own (facebook) profile. That's my freedom of expression and action.

  8. Write 100x:
    Libertarian is a proponent of libertarianism, a political philosophy that upholds individual liberty, especially freedom of expression and action.

  9. Mr. Kubec
    it is ironic that you criticize backlessness when you yourself have no backbone.
    The way you gave me to Big Brother so that you don't have to face me in the discussion is an exemplary backlessness.
    Don't cling to libertarians, you're a traitor and you're just embarrassing.

  10. I think that this puts Sulík in a position that he can use uniquely! I do not know if he is a principled libertarian, but any at least somewhat justified revolt of the sheep must be encouraged.
    I would also like to know what broke Radičová's, that she went to the EU pathology camp when she was doing her shoulders until recently.

  11. But Sulík did not overthrow the government at all. Radičová overthrew the government. She added the vote of confidence to the Euroval, although Sulík had clearly stated in advance how he would vote, and therefore it was clear to her in advance that the vote of confidence would not pass. She could vote euro with Fic, instead deciding to overthrow the government.

  12. @mudde

    What Sulík did is what the voters expected from him. Personally, I would rather be unrepresented in parliament / government / Brussels than be represented by a person with an eraser instead of the backbone.

  13. He is a politician and as such must be able to use the mandate for the benefit of his constituents. It may be principled, but it is politically short-sighted, because how will it represent the interests of voters without political power? If his principledness led to the rejection of the euro, then it would be understandable, but he did not prevent anything and installed him as Prime Minister Fico. This can hardly be considered a political success of the economic liberal.

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