the purity of public life
Nowadays the economy and society changes moment by moment, leaving changes in people’s life, too. A lot of
bad thing are happening, also, but these crimes are caused by the people who don’t want to agree on
/megegyezik vmiben/ and accept /elfogad/ everything that the government or the laws say.
These days corruption grows to greater sizes and a lot of policemen, politicians and other people are being sent
to jail, because they’ve been charged /vádol/ with corruption.
Besides corruption there’s very often smuggling /csempészés/, which is the clandestine /illegális/ transportation
of goods or people, such as out of a building, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation
/megsértés/ of applicable /érvényes/ laws or other regulations /előírások/.
There are a lot of economic crimes, like corruption. In economy, corruption is payment for services or material
/anyagi/ which is not due /nem jogosult vmire/ to the recipient /elfogadó/, under law. Like when you go at a
higher speed somewhere that it is not allowed /tilos/ at that place, and a policeman arrests /megállít/ you, you
give money to the man to let you go, this way you don’t have to pay a fine /bírság/, give him your driving license
or serve time /letölti az idejét/ in prison. If it turns out that you bribed /megveszteget/ a policeman, both of you
will be arrested and have to go to jail.
Corruption is dishonesty /tisztességtelen/ and illegal behaviour /viselkedés/ by people in positions of power. This
is certainly /biztosan/ one of today’s much-discussed /túlbeszélt/ and over-disputed /túlvitatott/ topics. And
talking about corruption, it seems that the first institution /intézmény/ that comes to mind is the police and the
field of politics hand-in-hand with security guards /törvény őrei/.
So corruption is surely /biztosan/ everywhere, and as long as /amíg/ human inhabit /tartózkodik, él vhol/ the
world it will be an inherent /benne rejlő/ phenomenon /jelenség/ of our life.
In Hungary, elections /választás/ are held every four years, and it is a recurrent /visszatérő/ question for the
whole nation whether to go voting; if it really counts /számít/ to give votes and which party is likely to win
Before the elections, during the campaign trail /kampánykörút/, all candidates promise the world to the
electors /választó/. And if the leading /vezető/ party changes every four years, there is always someone else to
blame /hibáztat/, and it is always the previous /korábbi/ government. In the promised wonder /csoda/ years, we
are flattered /kecsegtet/ to get higher wages /munkabér/, more income and pension /nyugdíj/, better
circumstances /körülmények/ for life, and less taxes. Money means the basic source /forrás/ of life and livelihood
/megélhetés/. So it is material wealth /anyagi jólét/ that is the appealing /megnyerő/ pulling power /húzóerő/, and
not just in western societies, since money makes the world go round.
However, we shouldn’t forget, that whenever new election times arrive, in spite of enticing /csábító/ promises
and hopes, the hands of the governments are tied /megköt/ to a certain extent /egy bizonyos fokig/, and too much
promise is always dubious /kétséges/ when trying to be carried out /teljesít/ too quickly.
The age limit to vote is eightteen, but I think a person at this age is not old enough to form /alkot/ their own
opinion and see the world without the manipulating /manipuláció, befolyás/ influence /befolyás/ of family and
friends. At that age, I think it is a specially reappearing /újrafeltűnés/ phenomenon for the teen to depend on and
follow a group or just individuals /egyéni/ they idolize /bálványoz/. Whatever they hear at home is mostly mindforming
Everyone should be well aware of /tudatában van/ the fact that having become a fully conscious /tudatos,
megfontolt/ constituent /választópolgár/ of the nation, it is not only a right, but also an obligation /kötelesség/ for
the electors to go and give their votes.
Considering /megfontolni/ the various ways citizens /állampolgárok/ can express /kimond/ their opinions affairs
state /államügyek/, a referendum /népszavazás/ can be regarded /tart vmilyennek/ as an evident /nyilvánvaló/
solution /megoldás/. It develops a sense /érzés/ of political awareness /tudatosság/ and responsibility /felelősség/
in people. Since the result /eredmény/ is held as sacred /szent/, a referendum is a perfect way for citizens to have
an active role in decision /döntés/ making.
The very same thing, however, can also be considered /megfontol/ as a way of weakening /gyengülő/ the
significance /jelentőség/ of the elected /választott/ representatives /képviselőknek/. Despite /vmi ellenére/ all
drawbacks /hátrány/, Hungarian legislation /törvényhozás/ enables /lehetővé tesz/ every voter to initiate
/kezdeményez/ a referendum himself provided 200.000 signatures are gathered /gyűjt/.