14 marzo 2007


Qué envidia da, en estos tiempos, leer la Constitución irlandesa.

El preámbulo deja claras las cosas:

In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,
We, the people of Éire,
Humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial,
Gratefully remembering their heroic and unremitting struggle to regain the rightful independence of our Nation,
And seeking to promote the common good, with due observance of Prudence, Justice and Charity, so that the dignity and freedom of the individual may be assured, true social order attained, the unity of our country restored, and concord established with other nations,
Do hereby adopt, enact, and give to ourselves this Constitution.

El artículo 41 se refiere a la familia y al papel primordial de la mujer:

"1. 1° The State recognises the Family as the natural primary and fundamental unit group of Society, and as a moral institution possessing inalienable and imprescriptible rights, antecedent and superior to all positive law.
2. 1° In particular, the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved."

Y el 42, relativo a la educación, pone las cosas en su sitio:

"1. The State acknowledges that the primary and natural educator of the child is the Family and guarantees to respect the inalienable right and duty of parents to provide, according to their means, for the religious and moral, intellectual, physical and social education of their children.
2. Parents shall be free to provide this education in their homes or in private schools or in schools recognised or established by the State."

Por su parte, el 44 habla de la religión, sin complejos:

"The State acknowledges that the homage of public worship is due to Almighty God. It shall hold His Name in reverence, and shall respect and honour religion".

- Pero esto será de la Edad Media, ¿no?

- En absoluto. Es de 1937 e Irlanda pertenence a la UE, va económicamente como un tiro y no tiene chattering classes dando la lata todo el día.

Si esto sigue así, habrá que pedir asilo político.

1 comentario:

E. G-Máiquez dijo...

Y qué poetas los irlandeses, para colmo.