The PolEXIT Political Party Program
(Program proposal for the subsequent party convention)
SECTION I - STATE PRINCIPLES
Our pursuit is a Commonwealth of Poland, ruled efficiently through a presidential system, with independent courts and a stable currency – the cornerstones that form the basis for sustainable economic growth. A robust and well-trained military - capable of swift deployment would guarantee our interests. The Poland which we are striving for is a state without unnecessary bureaucracy and which safeguards civil liberties.
a) The rule of law based on these basic principles:
- • Law is not retroactive.
- • The burden of ‘proof of guilt’ lies with the prosecution.
- • “To a willing person, injury is not done”.
- • The interpretation of applied rights cannot, in principle, favor any of the parties concerned.
- • The extent of an individual’s freedom finishes upon impacting the freedom of another individual.
The state shall not interfere in the economy or control it in any way, but simply uphold the observance of the law in the conclusion and implementation of contracts by private entities.
c) Protection of Sovereign Rights:
Our paradigm is of Poland as a long-term political nation - that is; our ancestors, ourselves, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren - not just today's society. We concern ourselves with the wider picture, about creating conditions ensuring the continuity and development of the Polish Nation.
b) The Nine Judges of the Supreme Court shall be appointed for life by the Senate from among candidates selected by the President of the Commonwealth and the Marshal of the Sejm (the lower house of the Polish Parliament), previously recommended to these bodies by the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland.
c) Judges of common courts will be appointed by the President at the request of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland. The judge will be able to be filed ex officio against his will only by virtue of a judicial verdict.
d) The Prosecutor General will be the Minister of Justice appointed by the President.
e) District Prosecutors will be appointed by the President.
We will implement the following changes:
f) The main function of the courts will be to facilitate non-governmental actions, and any penalties meted out will be in the form of compensation to the plaintiff.
g) All individuals will be able to elect whomsoever they wish for their defense - or defend themselves.
h) We will increase the competence of the arbitration court institutions and their proceedings, reducing the involvement of prosecutors and courts with the minutiae of everyday matters.
i) We will restore the death penalty for premeditated murder proven beyond reasonable doubt.
j) We will introduce punishment for abortion. The right to life cannot become the subject of a parliamentary vote or a nationwide referendum. Nor can it depend upon the declaration of any majority. The only justification for abortion is a confirmed threat to the mother's health or life. In the case of conceiving a child as the result of rape, a woman who wants to raise the child must be guaranteed adequate financial care provided in full by the perpetrator. The guarantor is to be the state - including the guarantee of the aforementioned financial care in the event of the state’s inability to obtain it from the perpetrator.
k) The issue of using in-vitro methods will be a personal matter between a woman and a man applying for a child and the procedure will not be financed from the state treasury. For the protection of life, see section II point 7.
b) The Senate (32 Senators + former Presidents as Lifetime Senators).
c) The Senate will have the right to propose amendments to Parliament's laws (except for tax bills). The Senate's amendments may be rejected by the Sejm by a 2/3 rds majority.
d) Voting in elections to the Sejm and the Senate will take place via the internet. An IT system that supports e-election will not suggest the order of electoral lists. A person wishing to vote for a candidate will have to search for him by name or according to available criteria such as education, profession, membership in a political party, election committee. Candidates will not be assigned to numbers on the lists and their order will be displayed randomly during each individual inquiry. Persons entitled to vote will be able to take part in elections from any place with internet access. During the transition period, polling stations with displays adapted for voting by people who do not have access to the Internet or a computer will be provided.
e) Elections to the Sejm will take place once a year, but only in 1/4 th of the electoral districts, where deputies will be elected for a 4-year term.
f) Elections to the Senate will take place once every two years but only in 1/3 rd of the electoral districts, where senators will be elected for a 6-year term.
g) Changing the electoral law for supplementary elections in sub-paragraphs e) and f) will require a transition period (of randomly determined length), where for the Sejm in three districts the term of office will take respectively: 3,2 and 1 year and for the Senate in two districts, the terms will last 4 and 2 years.
h) We will abolish the electoral threshold and eliminate co-financing of political parties from the state budget.
b) The President will appoint and dismiss ministers and province governors (Wojewoda). The president will also have to dismiss any minister in the event of a vote of no confidence in the Sejm by a 2/3 rds majority.
c) The President will exercise power by issuing regulations on the basis of applicable laws. Regulations will be countersigned by the appropriate Minister.
d) The government will be only the executor of the laws. It will lose the right of legislative initiative.
e) The budget will be prepared and implemented by the government, and approved by the President without requiring a countersignature from any of the Ministers. The president will not be able to approve the deficit budget. The budget will be implemented under the President's regulation.
f) Only in case of war, the President will be able to approve the deficit budget.
g) The President of the Commonwealth of Poland will be the Commander in Chief of Poland’s armed forces during war and peacetime.
b) Autonomy does not mean sovereignty. Attempts to establish sovereignty or detachment of land from the Commonwealth of Poland will be fiercely opposed.
c) The state, as the guardian of civil liberties (see point 1), will defend its people against oppression from local governments.
SECTION II - II. SOCIAL MATTERS
a) People who want to formalize their marriage, may do so in places and institutions according to their beliefs.
b) Adoption of children will be possible only by adults: a woman and a man declaring parenthood and legal responsibility for the child being cared for.
c) The state administration will not register marriages in any way. Tax credits will not apply - see section IV point 1.
d) We will restore parents to the full potential of raising their offspring and deciding upon their children’s education and how best to protect their health.
e) We will abolish compulsory insurance payments (such as ZUS and KRUS). Everyone will have the choice to insure themselves - in any institute - or not.
f) We will establish a pension fund which will guarantee the payment of retirement benefits for eligible beneficiaries of the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) and the Social Insurance Fund (KRUS). The method of financing and functioning of the Pension Fund is laid out in a separate paper.
a) The state pursues a policy of justice against criminals - not prevention of the people from making decisions.
b) Every adult, sovereign and unpunished citizen, in the territory of the Commonwealth, will have full right to bear arms and to use them in defense of themselves and other people.
c) We recognize personal freedom - the foundation on which is the principle: "“To a willing person, injury is not done.”. This means that you cannot prohibit or order a citizen to do anything (unless their actions harm other people) under the argument that he will be harmed - e.g. orders to apply all safeguards to his health, bans / prohibitions on lifestyle choices, treatments or use of drugs .
a) The confidentiality of private correspondence is guaranteed and legally protected, regardless of the method of its distribution.
b) Censoring of distributed content is forbidden, and freedom to criticize the authorities is one of the fundamentals of a free state.
The Commonwealth is open to people of different faiths and ideologies. We define religious freedom as equality before the law of all people, both believers and non-believers. Residents of the Commonwealth of Poland may exercise the provisions of their religion and perform the rites prescribed in it both privately and in public, unless they constitute acts prohibited by the law and do not contradict public order or public morality.
However, if a religion or ideology preaches hatred or the slightest aversion to our people, we have the right to treat its followers as potential enemies of the State and they may be prevented from entering and staying within the territory of Poland – being regarded as objectionable individuals. If anyone - in the name of their beliefs or for any other reason - tries to act against the rights of the Commonwealth, they will be held criminally liable.
private property. For this reason, we will return to the rightful owners or their heirs property plundered by the totalitarian communist system, with ownership rights acquired.