e s k á p r a v i c e
- Election Programme -
is the primary duty of a Czech citizen to protect constitutional liberties and
independence of the Constitution of the Czech Republic upon any terms.
accept and will truly hold the ideals of modern democracy that have been the
ideals of our nation for centuries.“
The Declaration of Independence of the Czechoslovak Nation,
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Washington D. C.
18th October, 1918
is no more then a depiction of its citizens; the more respectable citizens, the
more respectable state.”
The Czech Republic – Free Citizens’ Democratic Homeland
history proves that freedom and democracy, as a life credo and a principle of
civil engagement, are the foundations of human dignity. They are never implied,
never guaranteed or given once for all.
We endorse the Czech political nation and its state idea as a permanent civic sense of the Czech statehood. The Czech State idea, as an ideological moral principle of the Czech statehood, has been developing within a dramatic history of the Czech State for 1.200 years.
It inheres in the irreplaceability of the still perfecting national and civic individuality against false, forced tensions and external pretensions. The Czech State idea stands for a never-ending quest for the truth as a free and responsible life, which improves and amends itself alone.
The Czech State idea resembles especially the American State idea. The American State idea grows out of the American conception of democracy that, according to the words of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founder and the first President of the Czechoslovak Republic, has a religious basis on tolerance.
Uncertainty of the existence of an independent and democratic state based on the approved idea of Czech statehood challenges us, the liberal-minded and democratic citizens, to get rid of senseless and undignified coyness. We must assert personal abilities and realise collective aims in a constitutionally independent civic environment of the Czech Republic without hesitation.
What are the aims?
We will reduce the number of ministries. We want to fuse and cancel some of them with no compensation (Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Local Development, Ministry of the Environment).
We will halve the number of civil servants within 4 years. Senatorship will become an honorary office, i.e. with no regular pay. Only expenses will be reimbursed.
Salaries of all constitutional representatives will be regularised by a law. We will cancel all compensations (interconnected with a corresponding pay rise) that parliamentarians draw nowadays. Their salaries will be taxed like any others. Every pay rise will have to be discussed in public. We will thereby prevent an automatic pay rise.
Government employees, local government employees and employees of factories with a government share do not have the right to strike.
will introduce employee definitive only for the expertly and morally
screened government employees - a new selection procedure.
We see the justice primarily as an equality of citizens
before the democratically and constitutionally adopted law of the Czech Republic.
First and foremost, the Czech Republic must reliably guarantee to all citizens true protection of life, the freedom of conscience, religion, science, economic and business enterprise, literature and art. Crucial is also the freedom of speech, media, the right of assembly and the freedom of petition.
The Czech democratic law should only mark a zone for self-determination and free behaviour. We refuse to confuse the law with executorial notices and standards. It is just an unacceptable civic comprehension of the law. However, “law” of that kind is characteristic for the so-called communitarian law of the neighbouring European Union. Unfortunately, in order to gain regular membership in such a considerably undemocratic, socialistic and evidently anti-American - hence decadent - organisation of fifteen European (still democratic) states, the Czech Republic promptly integrates these problematic rules of law into its system of law.
We want to:
Speed up the exercise of law - thus civil suits - and the exercise of court decisions, so that e.g. debts would be squared up per return.
Enact that serious offence is imprescriptible.
Speed up criminal case hearings – speed up preparations, shorten the custody to one month – and the legal action, so that punishment or release form custody follows as soon as possible.
Enact death penalty for the crimes of murder, terrorism, and violent extortionate kidnap. The one, who wilfully takes lives of the others, or extorts by a threat of killing hostages, has no right to live.
Enact house freedom and the property security right of the citizens, including the right to kill.
Strengthen the citizens’ right of self-defence by increasing the opportunity to posses firearms.
Step up distinctively criminal sanctions against propagation and distribution of drugs, including their use.
Restore the honour and the rights of our fellow-citizens abroad, including the right to vote.
actively the immigration policy on behalf of a professional quality of the
immigrants applying for a citizenship. It will be still possible to obtain
the citizenship on the ground of a proven political pursuit. Successful
immigrant applicants for the Czech citizenship must take a vow of fealty to
the Czech Republic and pass a Czech language exam - we won’t accept any
other official language than the Czech.
We will enforce Anti-Czech Activity
Law. In terms of this law we will warrant:
We will square up - legally and judicially - with the communist time, as with a legally determined time of submission. We will enforce:
A ban on communist and fascist political parties, or other organisations that are ideologically aimed at restriction and oppression of civil rights.
We will enact that the acts jeopardising stability of constitutional, legal and cultural foundations of the Czech Republic, including the historic tradition of the Czech democratic statehood, must be punished.
ban on organisations that pursue such activities.
We also want to:
Accomplish a fundamental reform in justice that will include:
Introduction of Civil assizes.
We will lower the age limit of partial criminal responsibility of infants and the young down to thirteen years, and lower the full criminal responsibility down to sixteen years.
We will enact that parents should bear higher responsibility for their criminally irresponsible infants - material responsibility (the infant should settle all claims) or even suspension of the sentence.
We want to introduce the case law.
We want to abolish overlapping of the civil and the business law.
want to establish administrative justice.
The chief and the permanent objective
of the foreign policy of the Czech Republic is to secure and protect freedom and
independence of the state and its inhabitants.
Membership of the Czech Republic in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is the principle of the Czech foreign policy. The Nato’s mission is to defend European and North American democracies as the centre of the Euro-American democratic civilisation.
In view of the character of the Czech history and the democratic tradition of the Czech State idea, which is very similar to the American State idea, the United States of America must permanently be the chief foreign ally of the Czech Republic.
Česká pravice wants to:
Urge the Russian federation to pay off reparations for the damages caused by a long-term Soviet military occupation of its former state territory in the years 1968-1991. We also demand a severance pay for the illegal annexation of the Sub-Carpathian Russia in 1945.
Urge Germany, Austria and their former fascist allies to complete the Paris Reparation Treaty consistently.
Reject admission of the Czech Republic to the European Union.
nonsensical implementation of the European Union law into the legal order of
the Czech Republic.
In the European Union, there predominates an undemocratic way of
decision making that suppresses justice and the foundations of freedom. The
objective of the contemporary European Union is to gradually abolish the
constitutional sovereignty of European democratic states (that has been
developing for hundreds of years) in order to guarantee civil liberty, justice
and independent foreign policy. The European Union gradually liquidates liberty
and dignity of the citizens of European democracies. Against their will, it
establishes a system of central socialistic commandment and citizens’
activities planning. That is why the European Union has become an unnatural anti-European
The foreign and political orientation of the European Union, including its strategic interests and conceptions, continuously and deliberately weakens, saps and depreciates the natural and fundamental transatlantic relationship between the USA and the NATO.
In case the
principal direction of the development of the European Union doesn’t
change before long, the membership of the Czech Republic in the EU is
unacceptable. For the present, its development can be characterised as anti-European.
Instead, there should be free co-operation between absolutely independent
European democratic states that pursue preferably transatlantic foreign
Defence and Security Policy
Unambiguously, we make a stand for a fully professional army of the Czech Republic with a support system of active reserves.
We stand for immediate establishment of a professional army and termination of obligatory military draft since 2003. We consider such process the next step towards minimisation of government obtrusion and increase in citizens’ reliance upon a minimal state.
Expenditure for the defence of the Czech Republic must continuously increase.
We consider the presence of an American military post in the Czech Republic territory as a political and tactically strategic necessity.
It is a
primary civic and government duty to raise the prestige of the Army of the
Therefore, it is necessary to increase the defence
budget, to get rid of low-class officers and to pass essential acts that will
enable professionalization of the army and introduction of the system of active
military reserves. The system of active military reserves represents the only
objective citizens’ control of the army.
We strictly refuse a membership of the CR in any other defence organisation than the NATO.
Professionalization of the Army of the Czech Republic is more important for us than an immediate purchase of new strike aircrafts.
Internal and external safety of the state and its inhabitants is a service that citizens cannot supply alone. Therefore, citizens order the service from the government.
Citizens must command control of the money they pay to the government for their security.
Therefore, we want to set up a civic inspection, independent of the Inspection of the Department of Home Affairs. Members of the civic inspection should have nothing in common with the Department of the Home Affairs. They have to be skilled, morally credible and have necessary legal education.
We intend to vitalise this Department financially, and, at the same time, to control spending of spare finances. Spare finances will be assigned to the Police training, which is below standard so far.
We will raise the salary of policemen, together with their competencies in order to fight organised crime and other crimes more effectively. The policemen, who break the law or abuse their position, will be fired with no advantages (compensation money, half pay, etc).
If a policeman commits a serious crime (drugs, violence, robbery, etc.) we will seek redemption of the coffers spent on his professional training. Citizens will not invest in criminals.
In particular, we will reinforce protection of citizens’ lives and property, even to the prejudice of offence investigations.
reinforce the Police of the Czech Republic off the Municipal Police forces.
"I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public
debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let
our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy
and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from
wasting the labours of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they
will be happy."
We call for the revision of the sense of existence
of the Czech National Bank.
Taxation – revenues
We want to introduce the head tax as autonomous budget revenue, which will replace most of local fees, the real estate tax and partially also the natural person income tax. The latter tax will lower proportionally. As the role of the public sector will subside, our long-range goal is a stepwise total replacement of the income tax by a fixed head tax. The head tax corrupts economic behaviour of the people the least. Accordingly, the payers can easily find whether the municipality does not lavish the tax yield.
We want to repeal assessments on capital, i.e. not only real estate taxes, but also the inheritance tax and the gift tax.
We will remit the natural person income tax down to a general 10% flat rate - without any tax deduction.
We will repeal the interest and the deposit tax. Company profits will be taxed (8%) after they are divided between shareholders.
We will cut depreciation terms: the aim of such progressive shortening is an opportunity to add all investments to the expenses already in the year of purchase in total amount. We will establish the VAT amounting to a 12% flat rate.
We will abolish all exceptions, dispensations, tax holidays, etc.
We will abolish contributions for the government employment policy.
We will modify the insurance rate for pension and sickness indemnity and the health insurance rate, so that only income earners would reimburse the insurance (not the employers). The public revenue insurance rate will be assessed according to the characteristics of the old age pension reform (see the expenses). The system will become transparent this way. Also conditions for a spontaneous pressure from the citizens on further cut-down in tax burden will be established.
the sickness insurance, we will abolish the statutory duty to be covered.
Concerning the health insurance, people will be able to requisition the
minimum amounting to the payment for the first aid. Our intentions will be
incorporated in the civil service law.
Disability benefits will be redeemed depending on the insurance rate paid.
We will reform the old age pension system immediately. (Nothing changes for the current pensioners. They will always get public revenues. The government will secure a certain size of pension for the other employees according to their size of income and working years. People will vindicate themselves the rest by the retirement supplementary insurance. New pensioners will only have a private pension insurance then. The transformed obligatory insurance rate of the public old age pension scheme will be gradually reduced, depending on the decreasing amount of pensions (till zero).
the current system of various social benefits, we will introduce only one
benefit – preferably in the form of perquisites.
We will enforce privatisation of all state enterprises or state shares in private subjects (including the Czech Railways, ČEZ, General Health Insurance Company – the government will not order Health Insurance Companies what scope of health care they should pay).
The government will become a consistent regulator and controller, with a right to assess high penalisation for violation of law or rules. However, the government won’t be competent to intervene – government interventions have always backfired on the citizens of this country.
We will support competition
in all sectors, an immediate deregulation (power industry – truly
consistent competition, not the so-called “Californian“ model; railways,
telecommunications, housing, health service).
The entire social policy system is about harmonic enforcement of two principles:
To secure a dignified form of life to those, who cannot find or perform work because of objective reasons.
direct and full responsibility of every individual for the size and form of
the income and the expenditure aspect of his/her career.
The quality and the size of social benefits can only
be in consonance with the earnings of every individual and the whole society.
Other ways are immoral, unstable, demotivating and irresponsible.
Therefore, it is necessary to:
a) Establish a stabilised old age pension scheme. The present system immorally burdens the labour active group of inhabitants for the benefit of the adolescent generation. (The number of pensioners increases).
Make it advantageous for
those pensioners, who have not been in the Employment Office evidence (for more
than 6 months).
Consistently tax all income
active people, who reside in this country regardless of their country of origin.
Gradually establish a
contributory pension scheme, in which the pension would be directly derived from
the amount that everyone pooled into the system (when working).
Lower the size of pension
system allotments proportionally to the number of children in the family.
Sick benefits will be redeemed depending on the insurance disbursed.
The remittee must be a citizen, not an institution. Institutions thus cannot be financed directly by the government. Only the citizens should decide whether to use their services.
The state monopoly of provision of social services will by abolished by adoption of the Social Support Act.
Competitiveness of the social environment will grow together with the quality of services provided.
It will be necessary to apply differentiation of the benefits according to the social dependence rate.
If a citizen decides to leave the Czech Republic, he must take into account that he will lose all advantages.
If a person wants to claim a benefit of any kind on the state, and if he is not on disability pension, or in the employment or similar legal relationship, he/she must be in the evidence of the Employment Office. Otherwise, he/she is not entitled to get the benefit.
Rent dodgers, regardless of the size of their debt, are not entitled to get a contribution for housing.
We will compensate acknowledged incomes in the form of tax deduction.
The dole must be bound to public utility labour.
government spends a lot of money on social benefits, hence can determine
We support development of the tourist traffic as an
important source of prestige and prosperity of the country. The tourist
potential of the Czech Republic is not exploited enough - especially in the
Concerning the tourism, we encourage enhancement of exchange revenue, profits, tax yield and reduction of social benefits. We support improvement of the traffic infrastructure and development of allied sectors.
We will support especially small and middle businessmen.
We will set up a tourism fund financed from the tourist movement. (E.g. tolls: postcards – 10 Czk, one guest in a hotel per night – 1 Czk, etc.) The coffers will be used for tourist promotion of the Czech Republic, government investments in the regions, transport, preservation and saving of monuments, foundation and running of the Tourist information centres. Thanks to the fund yields, we will start a bank for small and middle, of course successful, businessmen in the tourist branch.
We will support the influence of businessmen on vocation schools specialised in tourist traffic.
We will directly support tourist associations - one per mile point form the tourist traffic yields for settlement of operating costs and membership fees in international tourist traffic organisations.
Concerning the tourist traffic, state assistance must correspond to the rules of the market.
government will support only plans and projects of private companies.
We will enact “a living will” as the basic right
of free citizens to decide beforehand about the extent of the medical care in
case of some unexpected events (long-term or permanent unconsciousness) or the
death (body and body organ treatment, etc.)
We will markedly embarrass abortions and emphasise the
ethic effect of special abortion committees. Maintenance of women’s rights (final
decision-making) will be preserved.
It is the government’s duty to protect life, not the death, for free.
In comparison with other civilised countries, the number of doctors is unnecessarily high in our country. An average quality of the doctors is catastrophic.
A patient must be the chief controller and payer.
Despite all outcries, we won’t increase the budget of this resort!
We should not be afraid of stratification of the quality of the health service.
We will pose high requirements on doctors and material equipment of medical institutions.
In order to shorten the stay at a hospital, we will introduce new effective methods (e.g. the method of day surgery).
development of meaningful preventive programs.
No one should doubt that a nation is the richer, the more educated are its citizens.
We want to extend distinctively the menu of schools of all grades. We will establish a market system in all types of schools and educational institutions that accompany us throughout the life.
The government will become only exceptionally a direct provider of the education - on the ground of historically and culturally reasonable cases, exactly determined by the law.
Lack of means shouldn’t restrain education. Therefore, we will establish a system of addressed state scholarships bound to the results achieved (in case the student asks for scholarship).
Regarding the process of education, swotting must stop in favour of an independent constructive thinking, decision making, and the ability to argue, create, discuss, formulate and solve problems.
For the sake of the Czech State idea, democratic civilisation and freedom, it is necessary to exclude from the educational system the following> Marxist teaching and all contemporary ideological versions of neo-Marxism, anarchism, neo-fascism and neo-Nazism: postmodernism, multiculturalism, radical feminism and ecologism, European clerical tradition of justice and democratic civilisations contesting movements of liberalism and communitarism, clericalism, power chauvinism, national and race intolerance, neo-corporativism, democratic constitutional sovereignty of a state contesting regionalism and the ideology of state decay in favour of the benefit of all-European and world-wide central management and administration.
The educational system must succeed to a consistent enforcement of the regional-administrative principle.
Cities and local authorities must be responsible for the quality and the standard of pre-school institutions and primary schools - depending on citizens’ will and potential. The government guarantees only a basic methodical guidance that provides a wide range of educational forms – according to the request, will and means of the parents and the students.
Local governments of the higher administrative units will regulate the secondary education (by the medium of independent enterprise subjects again). Local governments will also have to guarantee support for the students, who lack the means (scholarships).
Universities will also become enterprise units, whose success will be determined by the abilities and the success of their graduates. Marketing and the ability to create excellent study conditions will determine the number of their students as well. Important is also the repute, high society status of the school, interconnection of the subject matters with real life and the global environment of today’s world, etc.
must play the role of a consistent regulator, enlightened methodological
harmonist of the established educational system regional variances, which
allows wide variability of forms and contents of the education provided. In
contrast to the status quo and the recent past, postgraduate studies and the
possibility to study till the old age must develop significantly.
Agriculture and the Countryside
We refuse an exalted regulation of the inland and
the international agricultural products trade – unlike the European Union. As
to the countryside, we stand for a maximal support of the natural and the fully
market mechanisms - with a respect to all specifics.
We demand a final completion of agricultural
restitutions and the privatisation, so that agriculture entrepreneurs would gain
confidence. We especially call for:
Sale of state agriculture property to Czech and Moravian agriculturists.
Elimination of a covert sale of the land to foreign investors.
for the detriment caused by a rejection of justified restitutions of the
former collective farms and private agricultural companies.
We will see so that small and medium villages would
be able to solve the problems of life in the country more effectively - they
will administer local taxes, etc. Citizens living in a village must be
essentially responsible for the quality and the standard of life in the village.
This will have an influence on:
Development of crafts, agriculture, companies and other commercial activities > increase in revenues (villages will administer local taxes).
Standard of social services, but also an influence on the primary education, etc.
Safety of the village and the standard of the infrastructure – canalisation, water management, waste conservation, fire protection, etc.
the social life in the village, thus the quality of life of the citizens
As long as it is necessary, there would be strictly
applied a system of market quotas for selected agricultural products – milk,
butter, sugar…. - The government would guarantee redemption prices.
We will thoroughly apply the system of a
differentiated land tax and the system of landscape administration support,
including the waste management. We will introduce market mechanism for all
agricultural structures and the whole food processing industry. The state will
become only a strong regulator, and, together with local administrative units,
food quality controller.
Transport and Communications
The transport and the public transport are one of
the most important manifestations of the freedom of movement.
We insist on an immediate privatisation of all traffic sectors and the communications.
We support directed state assistance towards the transportation business.
guarantee free connection for everyone interested in the Internet and its
free use on a basic technical accessibility level.
We will liberate the housing market in four years time.
Concerning the majority of housings, we will achieve a distinctive decrease in hire costs.
This way, we will solve the contemporarily hard housing conditions (especially for young families) once for all.
We are hell-bent to establish the Ministry of Family.
The best way how to preserve the tradition of conservative, liberal thinking manners and citizens’ behaviour is to support a sound family environment and its background.
The sound family environment is an irreplaceable guarantee of stability and permanency of the civic-based Czech democratic statehood, and the maturity of human relations.
An intergenerational family cohesion is the basis of human mutuality, and, at the same time, the most beneficial and economically optimal ground for natural social and health care.
We will pay out social benefits and subsidies in order to support prosperity of the family.
In terms of the government support of the family, we will release adoption of children by law.
We will restrict the uncontrolled support of unwed mothers and incomplete families (not the accidentally incomplete families) in order to stabilise the complete ones.
prevent public manifestation of homosexuality and its propagation. This
illness cannot be considered as a full-value compensation for the family tie.
We will lower markedly the culture budget and cancel the Ministry of Culture.
The National Academy of History and Culture will partially replace the Ministry of Culture. You can’t rewrite the history every four years according to the election result. The Academy management – one half of the staff will be elected by academia, the other by the Parliament (ex government proposal).
We will establish and stabilise a limited number of national institutions – one in every region – a national theatre, gallery, museum, etc. – These institutions will by financed from the state budget. The staff > social elite – a selection procedure. All other institutions will have to be financed on a private or commercial basis.
A gifted artist, whose production benefits millions of people, will surely persuade a sufficient number of patrons. He will thus ensure his future existence. If not – everyone has hobbies.
buildings will be divided in three categories:
in charge of regions, but on commercial basis.
after restitutions, privatisation > on a
commercial basis or other form only.
of the statutory television and the radio > privatisation of the ČT1 and all
Čro channels, except for one. This channel and the ČT2 will become the state
radio and the television.
We consider fundamental to protect a human being prior to other animal or vegetable species.
The biggest evildoers are often the so-called environmentalists.
don’t want to prefer economy to the living environment, we consider
necessary to refuse any protection against the effects, whose existence have
not been proved unambiguously – e.g. the global warming, etc.