The Hungarian police are defending Europe, Hungary, and its borders, as well as Hungarian culture, lifestyle, and sovereignty, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said.
Speaking during a recent police oath-taking ceremony at Heroes’ Square in Budapest, for more than 860 recruits who will join the Border Policing Directorate of the Riot Police, Orbán also said that the Hungarian people do not want global mass migration to change Hungary.
He told the recruits that they “are the defenders of our culture, lifestyle, and sovereignty,” and that they are charged with “protecting Europe, Hungary, and its borders.
“Hungary’s one thousand-year-old statehood gives it the unquestionable right to protect its borders, citizens, and culture. Hungary has the right to decide who may enter the country and who may not, and it is its duty to ensure that everyone who is allowed to enter observes its laws. It will be your duty to enforce this with respect to those who cross the Hungarian state border.”
There has been peace in Europe for many decades, he said, but “history has now kicked the door open,” and we have been compelled to learn that peace, order, and security are not things that we can take for granted. We must make efforts to maintain them, he said, adding that Hungary is facing a challenge today not seen since the Balkan wars.
The Prime Minister also said that everyone is now singing the highest praises for the efforts of the police over the last few weeks; they have earned this, he said, through their hard work, patience, and humanity.
Finally the Prime Minister told the recruits to prepare for encountering people who have been sold false dreams, and who will show anger and aggression. They should respond, he said, with something they learned from their parents and teachers: “There is a heart beneath your uniform, not just muscle; you will need both.”