Hungary Takes A Stand Against Socialist Billionaire George Soros And The EU
George Soros is the left-wing billionaire who, through his multi-organizations like the Open Society, has caused socialist upheavals in legislation and elections on four different continents.
The nation of Hungary has had enough. They have passed laws to help curb the power Soros holds over their country. As expected, the European Union is punishing Hungary for the rebellion against a rogue socialist.
The EU announced Thursday that it was launching a second, separate legal action against Hungary for a law it adopted in June requiring any NGO receiving $26,000 or more in foreign funding to register with the government as a “foreign-supported organization” or risk closure. The law is widely regarded to be aimed directly at organizations, particularly of a pro-immigrant persuasion, funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros.
“Civil society is the very fabric of our democratic societies and therefore should not be unduly restricted in its work,” said European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans in a letter to the Hungarian government. “We have studied the new law on [non-governmental organizations, or NGOs] carefully, and have come to the conclusion that it does not comply with EU law.”
The EU is trying to usurp the power of an independent nation by threatening them. This is an authoritarian attempt at taking away the freedom of Hungary.
The EU also issued another ultimatum against Hungary on Thursday, giving the country one month to revise its law designed to rein in the political activities of the Soros-funded Central European University.
The law "runs counter to the right of academic freedom, the right to education, and the freedom to conduct a business," the EU said in a "reasoned opinion" released on Thursday, the second step in the process of taking legal action against a EU member state.
"We expect a reaction from the Hungarian authorities within a month," Timmermans said in a statement. "If the response is not satisfactory, the Commission can decide to go to the Court."
This is a vicious assault on liberty. The EU has no business meddling in the private affairs of Hungary. The citizens have a right to run their nation as they see fit.
The EU is participating in a smear campaign to try to paint the Hungarian people as anti-Semitic for its targeting of the Soros power structure.
In addition to the three pending legal actions, the EU also pressured the Hungarian government into suspending an anti-Soros poster campaign. The EU maintained that the campaign — which saw the government install posters with an image of a Soros and the message "Don't let Soros have the last laugh" was anti-Semitic.
In a rare show of solidarity, the EU tried to get Israel’s support on the assault on Hungary. Israel did not fall for it.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry weighed in on the incident, first seeming to condemn the poster but later making plain that government's opposition to Soros.
"Israel deplores any expression of anti-Semitism in any country and stands with Jewish communities everywhere in confronting this hatred," said the Israeli Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Emmanuel Nahshon, in a prepared statement.
"In no way was the statement meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros, who continuously undermines Israel’s democratically elected governments by funding organizations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself," Nahshon later clarified.
The European Union does not get to decide how Hungarians want to run their country. They chose their leadership and it is the responsibility of lawmakers in Hungary to listen to their citizens, not wealthy unelected bureaucrats who get to hobnob in Brussels.
In 2013, George Soros became the co-chairman of the Read For Hillary SuperPAC. He later donated close to 10 million dollars to the Priorities USA Action, a SuperPAc that supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.