King Felipe VI has claimed this Thursday, on the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Constitution, the "full validity" of the values that inspired the Magna Carta, particularly the desire for reconciliation, the will to understand and the vocation for integration.
"The spirit of reconciliation, because the Constitution is a permanent mandate of harmony among Spaniards, the will to understand, through words, reason and right, the vocation of integration, respecting our differences and our diversity, and the courage, solidarity and generosity, which edifies and unites the moral fiber of our society ", he proclaimed in a speech in the Chamber of the Congress of Deputies.
The head of state has stressed that, thanks to the Spanish Constitution "Spain lives today in democracy and freedom." Under the Constitution, he said, Spain has experienced "the deepest and most radical political, territorial, international, economic and social change in its history" and is today a "fully consolidated" democracy.
Thus, he has maintained that "resolving disagreements through dialogue, respecting the laws and rights of others, exercising those rights and going to court to defend them and comply with their decisions are principles that are definitely rooted in the behavior of citizens".
Of course, has indicated that now is the time to "think about the future" and continue to build "a renewed Spain." For that, he has called to add that immense patrimony of liberties, rights and welfare "to a" will to adapt and adapt "the" way of doing and living to the reality of each moment, with a critical but always constructive spirit ".
In his speech, Don Felipe has cited words of the fathers of the Constitution and has recognized the role of his father, Juan Carlos I, in the promotion of the parliamentary monarchy "decisively and decisively," with "permanent and committed support "of Reina Sofia, a few words that have been received by a long applause from the Chamber.
And he has also underlined his own commitment to the Constitution and his "loyalty" to the Spanish people, as head of the constitutional State. "The Crown is already indissolubly united, in the life of Spain, to democracy and freedom."
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