First I want to thank my children that in this occasion, as always, have surronded me with great care and love.
I thank my layers who have illustrated my reasons. I thank all the friends in the Popolo della LIbertà's party and from the Lega party who have always been next to me showing trust and love.
I thank all Italians who have supported me and have literally "submerged" me with thousands of love messages and well wishes.
Today sentence confirms my opinion that a part of the magistrates in our Country has become an irresponsible subject,an out of control variable that has sprung from "Order of the State" (with magistrates not elected by the people but selected like most of public figures trough competitions) to a true "Power of the State". This new and without limit power of the State has conditioned permanently the political life of Italy from the "Tangentopoli" inquiries up to this day.
From 1992 to 1993 the course of political life has been literally conditionated from the misleading of a part of the magistrates pretending to spring to a role of moral renewal in the name of an aleged ethical revolution, putting out of order, with their leaders, the five democratic parties that governed Italy for over half a century, and that other than a few shadows, have assured the well being and defended the freedom and democracy from the Comunist's menace.
By doing so, they thought to have assured the Left with the takeover and the keeping of the power for good, but an unknown gentleman, a certain Silvio Berlusconi has come into the field to fend off the pace to the Comunist Party and in two months won the elections obtaining to govern the Country. From that moment an interrupted action of the magistrates has been waged against him and led to the fall in 1994 of the Government trough a corruption's accusation that was totally acquitted, and that has developed further in over 50 legal procedures of which 41 have concluded without reaching a guilty sentence.
For what concerns myself, and only after my decision to occupy myself into politics, nobody can understand.No one can understand the charge of pure and true violence that has been reserved to me, following a series of incredible accusations and legal trials and procedures that have no fundament into reality. A true judicial rage that has no equal fury in the civilized world
Also in the last few days I was absolutely astonished to read false accusations moved towards myself by those newspapers who support the Left. I was never a secret partner of anyone, I never thought of any fiscal fraud's system. In the story of Mediaset there is not a single false invoice, as there are not any secret fund abroad that concerns me or my family.
We live in a Country where most of crimes are not even prosecuted, a Country that doesn't know the meaning of the word justice, specially for those honest citizens and those who, like me have always done their duty through their work, as in public life. I am very proud to have created with my own hands a great enterprise that has provided work for thousands and thousands of workers, having the pride of never have to fire a single one of them. I am proud of having contributed to the richness of the entire Country pouring billions into the State's economy with taxes I paid, and offering with my televisions not only a growth instrument for Italian companies but also a bigger freedom and plurality to the information's world
When I decided to take care of public affairs, trying to call the public commitment by the best energies of society 'civil, I have made a contribution to the modernization of our country and I put all my strength in pursuit of a liberal revolution that and 'completely fulfilled for the insurmountable resistance of the allied parties and also because' there are so many in Italy and obstacles to change. "
"I am also sure you have best represented Italy in the world, doing so he became the protagonist and not subordinate to the world's great powers, always protecting our interests and our dignity. '" "In exchange for all that, 'in exchange for a commitment that have poured over nearly two decades in favor of my country, now almost at the end of my working life, I receive as a prize of the allegations and a judgment based on nothing ever, I even removed my freedom 'and my personal political rights. "
"It 's so that Italy recognizes the sacrifices and commitment of its citizens best? And' this is the Italy we love? And 'this is the Italy we want? Of course not .
For these reasons, we must continue our struggle for freedom 'understood in the field and calling us on the field, to take an interest in our common destiny, the most promising and the best energies of the world of business, the professions and work.
Together with them back on your field Forza Italy Italians and ask you to give us the majority and 'imperative to modernize the country, to make reforms from the more' essential of all that and 'justice reform for not being more' a country subjected to a completely arbitrary exercise of more 'terrible powers: to deprive a citizen of his liberty.'
That my more 'than 50 processes and this judgment do open the eyes of those Italians who until now have not been aware of the reality' of the country, and they wasted their vote or even did not vote.