Zapis przemówień prezydenta Komorowskiego i prezydenta Obamy w Warszawie podczas dyskusji o demokracji.
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I think we feel it all too well that it’s worth having dreams, but dreams come true when, apart from dreams, we have courage and determination to pursue such goals as freedom and democracy.
Mr. President, today in this room you are meeting the Polish democracy.
These are those who fought for the Polish freedom and for the democratic state, and they fought well.
Those are the people who brought in the anti-communist position; those are the people of Solidarity.
And here in this room, you also see those who have come here to meet you, and those are the protectioners of today’s democracy.
Those are the ones who will take part in the today’s processes of democratization.
Here we see the representatives of the both chambers of the parliament.
There are ministers; there are also representatives of the major political forces in Poland, in our democratic Poland.
I also would like to indicate that that part of the Polish democracy, which is not directly involved with politics, but they co-create Polish democracy, those are nongovernmental organizations as they are watchdogs; they, in fact, incentivize us as to take due care of democracy as our constant challenge and our constant commitment, and to also be in touch with the society.
Also there is the former prime minister, Mazowiecki, together with us, and he is the person who would like to talk with you about our Polish experience in transformation; that is, when we were passing away from the communist regime and getting onto a democratic society.
And once again, I would ask to speak Mr. President first, and then the former prime minister.