“You have a social disease my friend.”

Doctor

From: Love and death – 1975

Replying to a letter  Fausto Bertinotti addressed  him and published on the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in which the former President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (and former Communist Refoundation Party’s leader) asked him not to consider the coalition government as the only possible solution to our Country’s troubles, President Giorgio Napolitano (also using Corriere as a messenger) reminded him that the Parliament can vote a motion of no confidence and put an end to Enrico Letta’s Government whenever it chooses and speculating about such a disastrous event called early election “one of the most harmful Italian disease”. Now, it’s true that in the past Italian governments could last just the time to read the list of ministers and it’s also true that we are facing the economic crises, but talking about diseases there are a few even worse (mafia, corruption, people buying and selling votes, little respect for our Constitution, the electoral law, the many attempts to limit workers’ rights, the health care system’s sabotage, the school system going to rack and ruin…). Early election ain’t a social disease.

“Hai una malattia sociale ragazzo”

Dottore

Da: Amore e guerra – 1975

Rispondendo all’ex Presidente della camera Fausto Bertinotti, che in una lettera pubblicata ieri sul Corriere della Sera lo esortava a non considerare il governo di coalizione come unica soluzione ai problemi del Paese, il Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano (sempre tramite lettera al Corriere) ha ricordato che il Parlamento è liberissimo di votare la sfiducia a Letta quando crede e riflettendo sull’inopportunità di un simile evento calamitoso ha definito le elezioni anticipate “una delle più dannose patologie italiane”. Ora, è vero che un tempo i governi potevano durare anche il tempo di un sospiro ed è vero anche che la situazione economica non è proprio rosea, ma in quanto a patologie nel Paese ce ne sono anche di più gravi (mafia, corruzione, voto di scambio, lo scarso rispetto della costituzione, il sistema elettorale vigente, i tentativi di corrodere i diritti dei lavoratori, il continuo sabotaggio del sistema sanitario, il sistema scolastico allo sfascio…). Il ricorso al voto popolare non è una malattia sociale.

Related articles/articoli correlati:

Presidente Napolitano, niente alibi per sospendere la democrazia (huffingtonpost.it)

Il Parlamento è libero di decidere senza danneggiare la democrazia (corriere.it)

 

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