May in jest, half seriously, I must admit that I got the Romanian senator needed more than willingly.
After the judge robe worn over three decades, and had reached the Supreme Court judge and, later, president of the County Court, it is my job and I was pleased.
But without my will, I got "star" in Romanian and international media simply because I followed the law and I refused to step "in side", despite pressure by. I was mazilit of conduct and asked the County Court, because "the case Turianu" asked the Council of Europe rapporteurs monitoring even Romania. There was however forced my dismissal from the bench, the only judge who was not granted, without any explanation, tenure. And so I got to run for the Romanian Parliament, unfolding around me only campaign under the slogan "A senator for justice reform." Voters gave me their endorsement and so I entered the "factory of the country's laws." As senator, I considered my duty to act for democratic reform of the judiciary. Thus, in office 1996-2000, we had 25 legislative initiatives, 54 interpellations, 30 political statements, amendments 133 and 792 interventions and discussions in the Senate.
Among the most important to remember above all: to simplify the parliamentary immunity; accession in Parliament banning people with criminal records and former members of the political police, the road traffic changes, organization and functioning of the Ombudsman, protection of cultural magazines and books, organizing court, the criminal responsibility of ministers, insult and slander, protection of pensioners.
Most of my statements and interpellations issued from the tribune of the Parliament, as in media interviews, I always drew attention that the entire Romanian society, even vital institutions in the rule of law, are strongly affected by the scourge of corruption and bureaucracy. I gave examples of the finance, judiciary, local administration and police and have asked those responsible, governors and the president of Romania to intervene promptly to stop and eradicate this "social cancer".
We gathered for publishing my most important parliamentary intervention, not just anyone can see, black and white, I made the senator of Romania, but especially because many of them have retained a vivid but not necessarily current happy. It is, I must admit, when it finds the intellectual satisfaction that your ideas are present over decades, and any intellectual enjoy when his research retains currency, any teacher is proud when his course is not limitation. In terms of political discourse, the satisfaction is that ideas continue to be applied is, when a political speech remains current, means that problems are not resolved and intellectual satisfaction from the correct approach can not eliminate dissatisfaction that these approaches continue to only be desirable.
My concerns are not current policy allows me to anymore. Publication in volume of my political interventions in a period of over a decade I think may be useful for young politicians of today, but for the public whose life is consumed often, knowingly or unknowingly, with or without his will, under influence decisions that you can accept or refuse. Provided that you know, of course. History does not judge the way "that would have been if it were", but I think it's useful analysis of what we might call "field postponed decisions." How many and which of my ideas parliamentary interventions alone will judge resumed readers deserve. I was glad that my ideas have kept the currency, would be very happy if at least some would cease to remain current and eternal issues would become commonplace realities.
Prof. PhD. Cornelius Turianu