Two weeks ago, the Machiavelli Center compiled a list of 13 fundamental principles that should guide the MPs who will be elected on September 25. We then asked you to select the six you considered most important. Today the poll closed and we are pleased to announce what, with thousands of votes cast, were chosen by our readers as the six priority directions that should guide the next legislators. So here they are, in reverse order of preference:re
6. TRADITION AND NATIONAL HISTORY
Some anti-national doctrines unfortunately have long been successful in Italy, but now are also adding anti-Western doctrines that are already running rampant in the English-speaking world. They portray the West and anyone with white skin as inherently evil, "systematically racist"; they impose, often by force, to cancel our history and repudiate our tradition.
We must contrast this drift by suppressing violent demonstrations against monuments. Above all, we must counterpose the "cancel culture" with a positive rediscovery of pride in our nation and civilization.
This must be done through educational and cultural policies, as well as laws against vandalism and for the preservation of historical memory, urban heritage, landscape and toponymy.
5. FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND SPEECH
Among the most threatened rights are those of thought, expression and speech. We must oppose any law or initiative that aims to reduce the spaces of free speech, whether it does so in the name of combating "phobias" or undefined "hate speech." The state must guarantee this freedom not only passively but actively. No company, starting with the social network that de facto manage the public debate, can impose restrictions on employees and customers that are contrary to constitutional rights.
4. DEFENDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM GENDER IDEOLOGY
Gender ideology is a threat to our children and society. The Left tries to inculcate in the youth pseudo-scientific theories that, exploiting their psycho-physical vulnerability, can lead them to traumatic pharmacological and surgical paths. Children must be protected from premature sexual messages, from doctrines that emotionally and psychologically destabilize them. Schools and the National Health Service must not facilitate the pseudo-scientific fad of "gender reassignment" among the very young. Women must also be protected from the transgender agenda, which in the name of gender fluidity takes away those spaces that were exclusively reserved for them: from bathrooms to locker rooms to sports competitions. Finally, both women and children are victims of surrogacy, that is, the barbaric practice of snatching a newborn child from its mother's womb and handing it over to its buyer: this new "slave trade" must remain illegal and those who resort to it abroad must also be punished.
3. BOOSTING BIRTHS
Among the problems that most afflict Italy is denatality; we are now one of the countries with the fewest children per couple. Thus, on the one hand, the proportion of elderly people to be maintained is increasing compared to fewer and fewer Italians of working age, and on the other hand, a point is offered to those who want more immigration. We need to put in place policies to provide socio-economic support to couples who want to have children, but also match these policies with cultural efforts. After decades of anti-natalist propaganda, it is appropriate to return to telling young people how wonderful it is to have children, rather than instilling in them the idea that babies are a "burden" or an "obstacle" to their fulfillment.
2. IMMIGRATION CONTROL
Current migration flows are overwhelming and uncontrolled. The Italian ethnic group itself is in danger of soon becoming a minority in the country. Immigration is often controlled by organized crime, and extremists and terrorists also move through it. The multicultural model (already failed abroad) is going to create within Italy non-integrated communities that do not identify with our nation and reject its culture. Migration policies must drastically reduce the numbers of arrivals, crush the illegal ones, require that newcomers - if not intending to return one day to their country of origin - assimilate into the Italian people. Citizenship must be the culmination of this process of assimilation/acceptance into our people (so no to ius soli, ius scholae, ius culturae or similar). ius soli, ius scholae, ius culturae o similari).
1. NATIONAL INTEREST
We are aware that in foreign policy there are commitments and pacts that once made must be fulfilled; net of these, foreign policy will have to follow the north star of national interest.
By this we mean that all choices that increase the strength, security and welfare of the Italian people will have to be taken, and those that diminish them will have to be avoided.
While these are the six guidelines you indicated as priorities, we would like to reiterate the other 7 again, in condensed form. Indeed, the voting was very close, indicating how all the points are felt to be important by the readers.
7. EDUCATING YOUTH
9. WORKERS FIRST, CORPORATIONS LAST
10. NO MORE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS
11. NO TO SOCIAL CREDIT AND POINT CITIZENSHIP
12. PEOPLE' SOVEREIGNTY
13. NO TO CASH ABOLITION