Wałęsa's 7 year term in office came from the constitution, not the 1990 National Assembly which could not alter the president's term without approval of President Kaczorowski.
Incorrect. The National Assembly was the international recognised Polish government and Wałęsa operated to the rules set by that body, not by the undemocratic Government-in-Exile. If there was any confusion about the matter, it was cleared up with the 1992 Small Constitution which was adopted by the National Assembly that was elected by all Poles and derived its legitimacy from the Polish Nation.
Five judges on court of 15 cannot rule the nation, and cannot even legally decide to hear a case.
Of course it can, and it does. The Polish Nation voted for the National Assembly and President which enacted the laws surrounding the operation of the Constitutional Tribunal. Your attempts to describe the court as a "farce" show you to be completely out of touch (or perhaps never in touch) with Polish reality.
When the losing side in free and fair elections protest their loss in the street, it is not democracy, but it could lead to fascism.
Except they aren't protesting their loss in the streets. No-one is questioning the results of the election. Perhaps you need to expand your choice of sources beyond Breitbart.
It's now clear that PO hijacked the whole TK to use it against the next government, knowing they have no chance to win the next elections.
We already know what PO did, and PO already accepted the decision of the Constitutional Tribunal that the appointment of 2 of the judges was unconstitutional and invalid. They've already moved on.
or when they were sending taxpayers' money to pro-government media.
Would that be like how PiS have cancelled broadcasting fees for Radio Maryja?
In many countries they would be just put against the wall and shot.
More talk of violence from the terrified right wing, I see. Why are you and your people so scared, Gregory? In the last 24 hours, we've seen you, Ironside and Polonius all talking about the possibility of armed invention against KOD.
Until recently majority of Polish society didn't even know such a body exists.
Perhaps the majority of PiS voters didn't know, but most people I know are and were perfectly aware of what the TK does.
The present "constitutional tribunal" is a farce as the present duly elected Polish President and Sejm are exposing, with the hostility of foreign owned Polish media.
Could you perhaps provide a detailed list of the ownership of Polish media? Your statement is rather pointless otherwise. Remember to include the right wing media in your observation, particularly the ownership of the right wing internet portals.
Polish history teaches us that when its head of state is powerful, the state prospers, and when he is weak, the state is manipulated and controlled by foreign interests, if not armies.
So, given that the Polish President is very weak at the moment, does that mean that he is serving Russian interests? That certainly makes a lot of sense to me, and is the only logical explanation why a PhD in Law would openly break the Constitution.
My love of Poland, its history, people, cultural and religious diversity is older than any carpetbagger on this forum.
Remember people, this poster is American and has no ties to Poland.
Or perhaps you just hate Poland.
Couldn't agree more. Remember how it worked in Crimea - people that "loved Crimea" were there to defend it against that nasty Ukrainian influence.