Declaration of KoLiber Association

KoLiber Association is an association of young Poles who believe in conservative and free market values. We hold that living according to these values would tend to create both the growth of economic welfare and reinforcement of social bonds and reconstruction of the moral base of our civilization.

In our actions we will aim at:

I. Realisation of the idea of free society.

We do think that the basic subject is an individual and not a society. That is why the greatest value for us is the well-being of every single person who is the foundation of all social and political institutions. In our minds freedom is more important than equality; all efforts to eliminate natural inequalities, arising from human nature, are impossible to succeed. That is why we will excoriate any political system enforcing social reforms and forcing a redistribution of national product. We believe however that public relations have to be driven by ethics, and freedom should exist alongside responsibility for own fate.

II. Ensuring that only market mechanisms influence economy.

We have no doubt that a return to capitalism in its pure form is the only way to gain fixed prosperity and a quick economic growth. However the necessary condition is complete neutrality of the state and also abolition of lawful obstacles that close access to the market, hampering employers and enterprises.

III. Protecting national sovereignty.

We believe that thousand years of history of Polish Nation together with its strong, independence traditions are enough for Polish State to exist. That is why we recognize the right of Polish Nation to self-determination. In particular we will oppose an enforcement of foreign, economic, domestic and military policy to Polish State by external entities.

IV. Creating ‘strong, minimal state’ depending on lawful governing.

We hold that the only roles of the state should be: providing external and internal security for its citizens, legislation and execution of law. We will aim for establishment of lawful governing granting that everyone is equally treated by the law. We think that in our civilization law should be established on Christian ethics and tradition of Roman law; it should guarantee absolute protection of private property, personal inviolability, liberty to take action and also freedom of speech.

V. Growth of self-government.

We strongly feel that much of the power, which belongs to central state machinery at the moment, should be held by the public. That is why it is important to support all the bottom-up initiatives of social life. Only well functioning local governments will be able to face up to new tasks.

VI. Respecting tradition and history.

We believe that common tradition is the factor joining society and creating the feeling of national unity. That is why we will cultivate family, national and civilized traditions. We see the necessity to sustain continuation with the past. We will resist any aspect of revolutionism inhering in political systems. Particularly we reject the legacy of communism; we also definitely oppose absolute power of majority.

VII. Recognition the special role of family.

Family is fundamental social institution – man matures emotionally and develops his ethical rules there. We believe then that symptoms of family breakdown are incredibly dangerous for the shape of the whole society. That is why we will safeguard traditional family model. The right to raise children according to parents’ views and beliefs is uncontested.

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