The Alliance for the Union of Romanians (A.U.R.) is a conservative political party, established in Romania in December 2019.
It aims at being the result of the unification of the Romanian forces committed to serving the national interest of the Romanian people, and at coming to legislate and govern in favour of these interests.
A.U.R. supports Article 1 item 1 in the Romanian Constitution: „Romania is a national, sovereign, independent, unitary and indivisible state”. This article is often violated and subjected de facto to attacks by current political forces aiming to renounce the sovereignity of Romania through forms of internal or external federalization. We wish to oppose any form of extremism and iredentism existing on the current political scene through certain organizations which do not truly represent the interests of our brothers belonging to national minorities.
Likewise, considering the territorial raptures to which Romania has been subjected, we militate for Article 1 in the 1923 Constitution concerning the national territory, and we emphasize Article 3, item 4 in the current Constitution, which specifies: ”No foreign populations may be settled or colonized on the territory of the Romanian state”.
We consider that the current Constitution of Romania is perfectible and its revision is necessary, with the exception of the these and other essential provisions.
The doctrine of A.U.R. is based on four pillars: faith, liberty, family, and motherland.
A strong emphasis on the Christian faith, and on the moral vision inspired by faith. ”Nothing without God” (Nihil sine Deo) is our belief and principle guiding our political action. Such faith has a transforming power, it can shape a rightly ordered society and a moral culture rooted in the truth about the transcendent origin and destiny of the human person.
Theologically, faith is one of the three cardinal Christian virtues, but figuratively it is a symbol of Christianity. Faith means implicitly church, tradition, and nation. Atheism is an error caused by the arrogance of those who claim that an anthropocentrical view on the universe is superior to a theocentrical one. We are against the persecution campaign to which Christianity has been subjected in the past decades. A.U.R is opposed to the denigration of the clergy, slurring of religious symbols, and maligning the faithful who dare assume publicly their Christian commitment.
Romania is still a strongly Christian nation, and we want to keep it that way. However, it is now under an ever more intense attack by left-wing forces of a Neo-Marxian ideological extraction, seeking to implement their secularist agenda.
In a society shaped by a Christian moral culture, liberty can exist, both personal liberty and economic liberty, but also religious and political liberty. We believe that all liberty entails both rights and clear responsibilities. The state should not put constraints or barriers obstructing the free, wealth-generating, private economic initiative. If faith, family and nation, shape one’s identity by a sense of belonging to organic entities, liberty confers dignity to this identity.
Liberty is the identity of the spirit in action, i.e. an act of free assertion and manifestation of the commitments induced by faith, family, and patriotism. Freedom of speech, of thinking and acting in accordance with one’s conscience, is a sine qua non, inherent expression of the gift of free choice granted to human beings by their Creator. Without liberty there is no dignity. The state is today trying to fence freedom of expression, while claiming to fight inequalities, discrimination and hate-speech. Nothing can justify state censorship or concerted mediatic boycott. Freedom begins with the power to say ”No!”. When this power is taken away, ideological dictate takes root. Freedom of faith, of thought, of expression, of association, of movement, of initiative, free access to economic activities, are essential in a functional democracy.
In Romania we had 45 years of Communist tyranny, imposed on us in 1945 by the tanks of the Soviet Red Army. Having experienced a ruthless dictatorship on our skins, in our own flesh, we beware another. We know how to recognize its signs. We have grown a special sense able to detect its germs, special antennae able to capture the waves signalling its inception. We are immune to totalitarian regimes, we have developed specific anti-totalitarian antibodies. We are sadder for it, but definitely wiser. Maybe people grown in Western democracies can hardly imagine what a dictatorial system looks like, and how ruthlessly it can act toward its citizens, how it can trample on their freedom, how arbitrarily it can arrest, torture, and kill them for a slight suspicion of dissidence. We were in the Gulag once. We are warned. From this point of view, we have also something to teach those democracies.
We support the traditional family. The family is the basic cell of any viable society, and the society needs to stimulate, support and protect the family. Just as an organism cannot stay alive unless its cells are preserved in a healthy condition, so a society can only survive if it maintains the classical pattern of the family. Primordially, naturally, religiously, morally, and bioethically, the family is made of one man and one woman. Particularly, the family needs now to be defended against left-wing political correctness, against Neo-Marxist ideological attacks, which try to destroy it under the pretext of modernization, and invoking the false flag of ”human rights”, of Western extraction.
We oppose gender ideology (particularly the introduction of gender-ideology-based sexual education in schools), public-funded abortion and legal abortion-on-demand (except in medically warranted and other clearly-specified cases). We support the higher interest of the child, including the rights of the unborn child. We support the rights of women and equal chances for women and men, we will financially and institutionally support the counselling of pregnant women as to the medical, biological and bioethical impact of abortion, and we will economically and socially support them in order to be able to raise the child. We oppose homosexual marriage, euthanasia and medically-assisted suicide, publicly-funded trans-sexual surgery, and other Freudo-Marxism-inspired ”innovations” meant to fluidize, relativize, and eventually abolish the traditional moral paradigm and the natural, biological realities.
The nation is a cultural matrix that forms an organic whole. The nation and national identity are objective and complex historical, geographical, political, cultural, linguistic, spiritual, religious and psychological realities. Patriotic loyalty and love of one’s land are natural feelings, being expressed through the wish to defend and creatively affirm the national being, genius, and memory of a common historical past, and an effort of understanding, harmonization, and peaceful collaboration with the other nations, in the universal concert of mankind. These feelings are positive in nature, comprising no chauvinistic or extreme attitudes, no disregard for other nations; on the contrary, patriotism should be cultivated in a spirit of emulative admiration of all that is valuable in the cultures of other nations.
Personalism: The person is unique, but it asserts its uniqueness only in relation to other persons. The structure of human nature is, par excellence, one of communion. Communion means personal interaction and sharing, as opposed to massification (reduction to a common denominator, to a meaningless number), and, to an equal extent, to individualism. The life – from the very moment of conception –, the liberty and the dignity of every person are sacrosanct.
Private property is an essential condition for personal liberty. It is sacrosanct and inalienable. Ownership gives you a choice, but also, implicitly, an obligation to take responsibilities. Seizing or violating property is a crime.
Tradition is the living, creative heritage of a nation; it is neither a museum, nor an idol, but a treasure of experience, a guiding reference and an instrument for current action.
Realism: Any political act, in order to be useful to the person and to the community, is conditioned by its adequacy to the specific reality. Realism is proper to the Christian right-wing, as opposed to left-wing social engineering, which ignores reality, while imagining and promoting inevitably distructive ideological utopias.
Meritocracy means access to social, professional, political, administrative and prestigious decision-making positions based only on personal merits. Intelligence, competence, moral qualities, virtue and character, as well as the effort made for the common goals and common good, are the basis for assigning organisational political responsibilities, official positions and dignities in the state to members of our political party.
Spirit of sacrifice: a person’s capacity for self-giving is a measure of his love. Love means sacrificing for a fellow human being, for a credo, for the common good. Nothing enduring can be built without sacrifice, and there is no love without spirit of sacrifice.