On Sunday May 27th, Professor Giuseppe Conte, appointed by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella to form a government, arrived at the “Palazzo del Quirinale” to present the list of his ministers, fruit of an intense work of collaboration between the political representatives of the two main parties in Parliament: “Movimento Cinque Stelle” and “La Lega”.
The two parties had arrived at a point of agreement in the decision to entrust one of the most important ministries of the new government, that of the Finance Minister, to Professor Paolo Savona. Savona’s name, beyond the actual person, represented a political project: the idea of negotiating the relations between Italy and the European Union in a fairer manner – not that of exiting from the Euro.
The refusal of Prof. Savona’s nomination by the President of the Republic, which resulted in the rejection of the proposal by the government, is not the negation of a person, whose competence the Head of State himself is well aware of, but it is the veto of a political choice. The non licet of Mattarella, in this sense, oversteps, the powers that the Italian Constitution allows the President of the Republic. And yet the majority of Italians are unhappy about the Euro, and this dissatisfaction is much more noteworthy, inasmuch as, at the time of the Treaty of Maastricht, (1992) and the introduction of the single currency (1998), Italy was one of the most pro-European countries on the continent.
On the eve of Maastricht, the Lepanto Cultural Center, cautioned against this Neo-Europeanism, but it was a lone voice.* Today the majority of Italians admit that the consequences of this Treaty have been catastrophic.
Why does Sergio Mattarella think the European Union untouchable? For the reason that fundamentally his political ideal is that of a Socialist Europe, with no political and cultural borders. For him the Euro is something more than a currency: it is the symbol of a utopia, for which he is prepared to risk his reputation and credibility, which is precisely what is happening now. This is explained by Mattarella’s origins, which go back to the Christian Democratic Left, also called “The Catholic-Communists”.
He was a disciple of Aldo Moro, at the time of the historical compromise with the Communist Party; he was supporter of Romano Prodi in 1994; he was Vice-Prime Minster in the post-Communist government of Massimo d’Alema (1998-1999); he was a Deputy, as a leftist Catholic, in the lists of La Margherita (2001-2006) and of the Ulivo (2006-2008); he became President of the Republic in 2015, as a candidate by the PD (Democratic Party) of Matteo Renzi.
“I am not a notary” Mattarella said when claiming his power to defend the Euro-zone. However, the President of the Republic did not express any “non possumus” when it was about promulgating two subversive laws on morality: the Civil Unions, promulgated on May 20th 2016, under the Renzi government, and the DAT (Anticipated Dispositions of Treatment), approved on December 20th 2017, under the Gentiloni government. In this case Mattarella, the Catholic, did not raise his voice, did not make polemical declarations, but limited himself to the role of a notary in the progressive dissolution of our civilized society. His proclaimed moral integrity did not stop him from signing and making these ignoble laws his own, just like his Christian Democratic predecessors had done with the laws on divorce and abortion.
Some days ago the March For Life took place with great success. It saw many thousands of young people and families from all over Italy taking a stand. Just like Emma Bonino, even President Mattarella is unaware that Italy is changing and that the defense of the family and innocent human life corresponds with that of national sovereignty.
The family and the State. Pius XII affirmed, are the two pillars of society, which were conceived and willed by God. Men will not be able to destroy these two pillars of the natural order, not even if they occupy the highest offices of the Church and State.