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UDeRM raised for discussion and approval for the next full month of March, the following motion (26/02/2010)

In a democratic system and as the governing law in our state, the law in a broad sense, becomes the rule of the game for all citizens and whose ultimate aim is to harmonize the general interests and solve their own conflicts society generates.

At times, and are numerous examples, our leaders lose sight of the ultimate goal that should inspire any legal text, and regulate matters that are surprising because they try to impose citizenship issued contrary to the habits, customs, traditions and even culture in our nation has experienced.

A clear example is this recent days, capturing the front pages of regional newspapers, case highlights, once again, that any legal regulation to avoid losing its social legitimacy can not be divorced from reality and what citizenship requests and demands at all times.

We refer to the controversy arising from the complaint filed by lawyer José Luis Mazon, who with a group of lawyers has filed an appeal before the Board of Administrative Litigation of the Superior Court of Justice to request the removal of Christ from the hamlet Monteagudo Murcia public space, and even reaching the point of filing a complaint with the Ministry of Interior has requested the opening of a dossier to the Government in Murcia, Rafael González Tovar, by striking out the initiative as "nonsense" , among other things.

The petition, which has generated much controversy, is based on the so-called 'case Lautsi' the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, which recently forced the Italian government to remove crucifixes from school classrooms public.

Specifically, this court stated that "the compulsory exposure of a concrete symbol of a confession in the exercise of public functions, with respect to specific situations subject to government control, including classrooms, restricts the right of parents to educate their children according to their convictions, and the right of children to believe or not believe. "

The ECHR added that "this measure (the placement of crucifixes in the classrooms of public schools) violates these rights given that the restrictions are inconsistent with the duty of States to respect the neutrality in the exercise of public function, in particular the field of education. "

Prior to this judicial initiative, proponents of it had approached the ministry, remembering that this decision of the ECHR "sets the right to religious freedom under the European Convention on Human Rights, compulsory in Spain", and urging the General Administration, "in compliance with the fundamental right of the State Establishment Clause, Article 16 of the Constitution, the removal of the statue of the founder of Christianity."

All Murcia company has branded that claim, covered in current legislation, an insult to history, tradition and culture not only of Murcia, Spanish only, and is that a law can not cover claims such as those exercised by the lawyer, as law is to respond to the needs of the population, and here has overstepped its role to cover a desire for notoriety and press pages cover that reflects such nonsense, in our view.

But it is true that the law can protect such actions out of context as presented by this group of lawyers.

In our town, like many other municipalities in Spain, we have, because it is part of our history and our roots, many examples of exaltation of the religious sentiment of the majority of the population, and certainly one of them, the emblem of the hamlet and admired and respected by all the neighbors, is the Sacred Heart which stands in the Berro, and has become the tourist image of the parish and our city.

This image is in public areas and comparisons with the Christ of Monteagudo are served, and we are confident that the answer, not only berreños, but all alhameños would be as virulent as that of Murcia, a case similar.

We can not forget that the ruling could be applied to all cases, on which the same act, and we sincerely believe that we must act, as it has done the town of Totana, Abanilla, Caravaca and others, no doubt, they will adding to defend their heritage, history and culture.

Our catalog ethnographic, which was drafted and approved along with the PGMO Alhama de Murcia, includes those buildings, facilities and places of our town that deserve special protection by being part of our history, traditions and our legacy, and therefore were collected within this brochure to ensure their protection and to prevent progressive deterioration, and collect from the chapels of the districts, including that of the Berro, mills like the Berro, Despeñaperros, New Molino, Molino del Marqués, the Palomar Coast, The Store, Esparto, the Cistern of the Glens, snow pits, pipe the water .... but, perhaps mistakenly, did not enter the Sacred Heart of the Berro, as has every reason to do so , given the type of buildings that were protected by their inclusion in this catalog.

For all these reasons this group proposed that the Municipal Council of the City Council the adoption of the following agreements:

FIRST: To include, within the catalog ethnographic Alhama de Murcia, and document PGMO member of Alhama de Murcia, the Sacred Heart of the village of El Berro, with protection as determined by municipal technicians.

SECOND: To express the support of our council to both the Hon.

Municipality of Murcia, and in particular its headman of Monteagudo, and the government delegate for their unconditional support and defense of the sentiments expressed by many of the Murcia, and our condemnation and rejection of the actions taken by the attorneys listed

SECOND: Order of the political forces that shape the city council, their commitment and adherence to the initiative presented in this motion for review and approval.

Source: UDeRM

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