The National Idea
The National Party exists to articulate a vision, to communicate that vision to the Irish people and to seek a mandate from them. We are not a single issue party but will put forward a full range of social and economic policies.
We contend that the interests of the Irish people take priority above the interests of internationalists, high-financiers and distant technocrats. We contend that the first duty of an Irish government is to an Irish people and that this duty can only be served by the National Idea. Ireland cannot simply be a transport hub for a global citizenry. It must be rooted, coherent and authentic to itself.
We do not find it acceptable that the Irish people be burdened with exorbitant debt, that our children must leave to find work, or that replacement level immigration goes unquestioned and unremarked upon by our politicians. We do not accept the rampancy of organised crime as the new normality.
We have lost patience with the fey, weak-willed, hypocritical word-games of our elected representatives, our media conglomerates, our intelligentsia, who couch their class-interests in vague, nebulous slogans. We are not interested in syrupy catchwords like “diversity” and “openness.” We are interested in their very real consequences.
For behind the cute slogans and phrases, people are suffering. Suffering because they cannot afford a home, or the rent of a home. Cannot afford to start a family or support a partner. Suffering because their community is no longer safe or because they no longer recognise their community. Suffering because the family values of today's Ireland mean that more and more Irish people will die alone, childless in a nursing home, tended to by cheap imported labour.
We have established this party so that the Irish people have a choice. They can choose, if they wish, for a different future. Not the “all against all” of the global mono-culture but the “august destiny” of the National Idea.
We believe that:
- A state which cannot ensure the security of its population from marauding gangs and drug traffickers, or which shrinks from enacting long sentences for violent crimes, is serving interests other than those of the Irish people.
- A state which cannot house its own people, but commits itself (on borrowed money) to house large numbers of refugees, is playing to the galleries of a theatre other than the Irish nation.
- A state top-heavy with bureaucracy, nepotism and cosy handshakes, will never address the root of any problem, because most of the time, it is the problem.
- An economy which relies for its maintenance on unsustainable emigration or immigration, cannot serve a nation. For the nation, in such a case, is serving the gluttony or paucity of an economy.
- A governing class which takes its cues from foreign think-tanks, foreign NGOs, foreign newspapers and foreign banking institutions cannot serve a nation. Because its interests and those of the nation no longer coincide.
We have seen the centenary year of The Rising, and we have seen much pageantry, much pontificating, much vying for ownership of an event which no major party in Ireland does justice or honour to. It is the contention of the Left, it seems, that the Rising of 1916 was 'internationalist' in character. Very progressive. Were they correct, it would lead us to believe that the martyrs of 1916 were anti-Irish, just as so many Republicans of 2016 are anti-Irish to their core. Because internationalism, or globalism, call it what you will, is anti-Irish. Because it opposes the nation. And Ireland is a nation.
We are for Ireland. We are for the Irish people. We are for their ownership of this island.
See also: Frequently Asked Questions about The National Party.