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This blog writer at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (found at Real Clear World) warns us solemnly:  Let’s hope the Alternative for Germany fails for good:

But absent a concerted and determined effort by Germans and all Europeans to refute AfD’s populism and consign it to political no-man’s land, the crisis in Europe may just have taken another turn for the worse.

I would ask Jeorg Forbrig:  What’s wrong with populism?  Is the German Marshall Fund for the US against popular sovereignty?  The republican form of government?  National sovereignty?  I guess so.  The write is afraid the people might actually vote for AfD:

Few would have thought this movement had legs when in July of last year, 172 economists signed an open letter to protest what they considered to be the German government’s misguided policy of “socializing debt” in the euro zone. Within months, these professors were joined by disgruntled members of the governing Christian and Free Democrats, defining the emerging movement’s clear anti-euro stance and declaring its political ambitions. AfD scored its first success when voters in a key regional election in January dealt a defeat to Angela Merkel and catapulted the protest initiative into the limelight. In the weeks since, regional branches have sprung up across the country, membership in the party has soared to 7,500, and polls suggest potential support from up to a quarter of all Germans.

Sounds like the elites are getting a bit afraid.  There is a new poll by the Bild Zeitung (Photo Newspaper) that shows the Alternative for Germany would get the five percent needed to get into the Bundestag (Federal parliament).  First, most observers said in effect don’t worry, they won’t win any seats in parliament.  Now, they might have 5% and the election isn’t until September.  We have already seen that the European elites are not afraid to make its bailout contingent on the stealing of money from the Cypriot people’s bank accounts.

So, who is this German Marshall Fund?  The German Marshall Fund of the United States is essentially a non-profit endowed by the German government.  Take their website’s word for it:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is the result of Germany’s generous gift.  Consistent with Brandt’s vision, GMF is dedicated to the promotion of greater understanding and common action between Europe and the United States. The German government renewed its commitment to GMF with subsequent rounds of funding in 1986 and 2001 that resulted in a substantial endowment, ensuring GMF’s work would continue well into the future.

It professes to support democracy:

GMF also continues strengthen democratic institutions in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

But the writer, who I assume speaks for the organization, seems to think its okay to give people choices as long as it is Tweedledee and Tweedledum.  I decline; we need liberty and sovereignty!




About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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