“Times are coming when the weak nations will perish and the strong will survive, and therefore we must strengthen our own lines of defense and our law enforcement agencies every day,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Saturday in Budapest at the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Police at the National University of Public Service.
In his speech, the Prime Minister stressed that we are living in times when the world is shaking to its foundations, “and we Hungarians are no exception,” as “the epicenter of the tremor is right next door to us.” The war is taking place in Hungary’s neighborhood, while thousands of migrants from the south are “besieging our borders,” he underlined, adding that
there is a need for a strong country, a strong government, a strong economy, a strong army and, last but not least, strong law enforcement.”
Viktor Orbán emphasized that the parents of graduating students deserve first and foremost the credit for their children standing here as respectable adults, capable of making serious decisions at a young age.
These are strong, determined young people who love their country; in today’s world, this is not an everyday occurrence and should be appreciated,”
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The Prime Minister stressed that “we need strong people, because justice is worth little without strength.” He added that some people outgrow their immaturity and decide to “add seriousness, weight, and meaning to their own lives,” and choose a serious vocation, such as public service.
In his speech, Orbán pointed out that those who take on a responsible life, a career as an officer, are also taking on their Hungarian identity.
According to their oath, those who have just graduated will protect the Hungarian people, serve the peace and security of the Hungarian nation, undertake to remain strong in difficult times, protect the weak and the fallen, and restrain all those who threaten Hungary’s peace and security,”
he emphasized. He added that in doing so, they also pledge to stand up for the justice of Hungarians.
Orbán also said at the ceremony that the graduates “have become members of a successful and prestigious body.” In the past decade, he recalled, the police have earned the trust of the people and have even managed to keep it. He stressed that crime had been reduced, so that today “Hungary is one of the safest countries in Europe, or perhaps the safest,” adding that we are all proud of that.
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