They show their support for the judges "in the face of totalitarian inspirations" and criticize their political bosses for "studying loopholes" in the law
MADRID, 10 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Pro-Civil Guard Association (APROGC) has expressed its "deep concern" about the pact between PSOE and Catalan independence parties regarding the amnesty law in a statement in which they recall their oath "before the Flag as soldiers", for which they are "willing to shed even the last drop of blood in defense of the sovereignty and independence of Spain and its constitutional order."
APROGC recalls the loyalty of the civil guards to the Constitution and the law, but points out that the agreement for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez means "emptying of content the constitutional mission entrusted to the Security Forces and Bodies, especially the judicial police."
In this sense, they show their support for the judges who act as a "barrier against totalitarian inspirations", so they hope that the latter "find the way to preserve the rule of law." The statement begins by recalling that the Civil Guard has always been "an obedient body" and that they reject "conspiracies."
APROGC cites article 104 of the Constitution, which entrusts the Security Forces and Corps with the mission of protecting the free exercise of public rights and freedoms and guaranteeing citizen security.
"Secondly, the way we do it is conditioned by our oath before the Flag as soldiers that we are: being willing to shed every last drop of our blood in defense of the sovereignty and independence of Spain and its constitutional order," they point out. .
"We are here to comply and enforce the Law without interfering in the legitimate negotiations of politics and politicians," they say before showing their "enormous sadness and desolation." "We civil guards wonder when we will again have bosses who submit to the rule of law instead of studying its cracks," they ask.
The association questions the "political purges of at least six colonels and two lieutenant colonels, with manifest contempt for legality and tradition." The Civil Guard, being a military body, currently depends on both the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, both career judges.
For this reason, he wonders about the effects that the pact with Junts and ERC will have because it sends a "message of impunity and promotion of disregard for the rules." "The aim is to establish the law of the most powerful. If our top officials do not submit to the fundamental principles of the rule of law, how are citizens expected to do so?" they continue.
"We civil guards cannot say that the prosperity of arbitrariness as a form of government is a surprise," they continue, after criticizing that "silence was imposed, as in other institutions, instilling fear of speaking in the Civil Guard."
The association is also suspicious of the amnesty law that would benefit former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont given the precedent of the amnesty law approved in 1977, before the Constitution was approved.
"History showed 46 years ago that the amnesty for those convicted of terrorism only reaffirmed their vocation and increased the number of attacks," they say in reference to ETA, stressing that this "does not encourage us to rule out a new crisis of coexistence and bankruptcy." of the Penal Code in all its possibilities in Catalonia".
For this reason, APROGC trusts in the "commitment and tenacity of the Judiciary to maintain its independence." "We hope that you find the way to preserve the rule of law in order to guarantee equality before the law and its application, especially before those who systematically and arbitrarily demonstrate a desire to place themselves above everyone and the law," they concluded.