What are our thoughts on Marine Le Pen?
Will she become the next French President?
Would you vote for her if you were a French citizen?
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Marine and Emmanuel Macron have made it through the first round of the French Presidential election. Round two will take place in early May to determine the next French President. Macron is described as a centrist. He has really displeased me by advocating for conscription for France.
My core concerns for any nation are the following: Social services, health care, education, infrastructure, the economy and employment. Le Pen has touched on a number of these elements . Whoever wins in this election needs to ensure that those areas are a top priority.
Marine Le Pen grew up within the National Front party. She began her career as a public defender after graduating from the University of Pars with a masters in Criminal Law.Her father Jean-Marie Le Pen was the party’s founder. He stepped down after publicly stating that the Holocaust was a “detail of history”.
Marine Le Pen has attempted to distance the party from its former extreme right wing past. Marine is a divisive figure. Some call her a racist and xenophobe whilst others believe that she is the person to bring cohesion and stability to France.
– Opposed to free trade.
-Against the current corporate tax system.
-Staunch opponent of the EU. Advocates French exodus of EU currency and the EU itself.
– Disapproves of France’s pandering towards the US.
-Strong stance against illegal immigration.
-Against mass immigration into France. Wants to close borders.
-Believes multi multiculturalism in Europe has been a failure.
-French citizenship should take priority over ethnic origin.
-Marine advocates for a strong and fruitful French relationship with Russia.
-She is a strong opponent of Islamic extremism, she defines it as a ‘cancer on Islam’.
In 2010 Marine Le Pen was acquitted of charges accusing her of inciting hatred against Muslim communities. Anti racist and human rights groups brought a case against her after she compared Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation. The statement was made before public prayer was banned in France.
Her opponents call her racist and accuse of her causing division between communities in France. I have spent the last month studying her, watching her interviews and reading her interviews and statements.
I have no found racist claims. Islam is not a race or ethnicity. It’s a religion. She has made it clear that her issue is with Islamic extremism and not Muslims in general. Islamic extremism is a global issue that nations cannot ignore, especially European nations. Le Pen has been labelled a Nazi. As far as I can see, Le Pen does not subscribe to Mein Kampf or Nazi party ideology. Not at all. What a disgraceful equivocation !
I support Marine Le Pen’s Presidential campaign. She’s anti-establishment and makes no secret that the elite’s time should be over. Her anti EU mantra is incredibly appealing. The EU structure is a disaster. Corrupt and debilitating to the majority of European nations.
I understand her need for France to have their own autonomy and to make their own decisions, rather than being at the mercy of the EU. Is it any wonder that nationalist movements are so prominent in Europe now? Europeans are sick of globalized agendaas robbing them of their national identities and eroding their social landscapes. Le Pen is correct in saying that the EU currency has crippled many European nations due to them having such different economies
It is not bigotry to oppose mass immigration. Nor is it bigoted to want to reduce mass immigration. France has never been a melting pot nation founded on mass immigration or multiculturalism. France’s structure is not set up for this. This is why millions of migrants and refugees have yet to be assimilated into French culture. The enforcement of these policies onto a nation that doesn’t want or need it has created these social and cultural problems. The current overload of Syrian refugees into Europe makes it a perfectly logical and realistic stance. Marine never recommended the deportation of Muslim immigrants. She wants to close borders, in order to deal with the millions of refugees and immigrants that have not been assimilated.
One of the many issues of EU policy is that nations have no say in immigration intake. Improved relations with Russia is important for France, the rest of Europe and nations like the US and UK. These are necessary steps in order to decrease global tensions.
In today’s context, what is considered conservative is often radical and liberal. It goes against the grain of the establishment. Marine Le Pen is an embodiment of this.
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