"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?
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.