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These are the changes that LePen would make if elected president of France [NYT]
NYT, from Le Pen's web site ^ | April 23, 2002 | NYT, from Le Pen's web site

Posted on 04/23/2002 1:20:15 PM PDT by summer

These are the changes that Jean-Marie Le Pen would seek to make if elected president of France, according to his campaign web site, www.lepen.tv :

o Outlaw abortion and end official recognition of same-sex unions.

o Develop programs to increase the birth rate and pay benefits to women who stay at home with their children.

o End legal immigration.

o Deport illegal immigrants and eliminate dual nationality.

o Give French citizens priority for all jobs and public housing; create a separate medical benefits system for foreigners working in France, so that French tax money would not be used for foreigners' care.

o Allow only French citizens to teach in French schools.

o Reinstitute morality classes; require student participation in patriotic events and holidays.

o Outlaw the wearing of yarmulkes and Muslim headscarves in schools.

o Create 200,000 new prison beds.

o Expand and give new rights to the police force.


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I was so surprised to read this. To find it on the source link I give for the NYT, scroll down, and you will see what I've posted, above, appear in a box on the right side of the page, as part of another article.

I have also included Le Pen's web site for those who read French.

BTW, I do not support this guy, but I honestly think this election may be even more interesting that the media has led us to believe thus far.
1 posted on 04/23/2002 1:20:15 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
than the media...
2 posted on 04/23/2002 1:22:33 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
Oh, this is VERY interesting, no question about it. And the lefties all over Europe and the States alike are having the same reaction. The two words that best allude to their state are "panties" and "bunch."
3 posted on 04/23/2002 1:22:46 PM PDT by Anamensis
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To: summer
Dang, a lot of that sounds great.

This is about to get very interesting.

4 posted on 04/23/2002 1:24:27 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: Anamensis
What struck me first is the following: Ireland outlaws abortion. No one says Ireland is a wacko right wing nut case country. And, his idea to pay women to STAY HOME and raise kids is what LIBERALS in this country have proposed...
5 posted on 04/23/2002 1:24:28 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
I agree with everything in that platform except banning yarmulkes.

Does that make me an evil fascist bigot?

6 posted on 04/23/2002 1:24:41 PM PDT by Loyalist
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To: summer
His platform sounds good for France.
7 posted on 04/23/2002 1:25:17 PM PDT by NetValue
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To: summer
I like everything except expanding police powers.
8 posted on 04/23/2002 1:26:35 PM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: summer
I think he should also force all French people to have a nice attitude. Nope, never happen. Ribbitt!
10 posted on 04/23/2002 1:27:15 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: summer
Looks like the French have some redeeming personalities after all. :)
11 posted on 04/23/2002 1:28:09 PM PDT by bob808
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To: Pokey78; JohnHuang2
FYI.
12 posted on 04/23/2002 1:28:53 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: summer
Japan has already started doing it. Their replacement rate is nowhere near what it needs to be.
13 posted on 04/23/2002 1:29:26 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: Loyalist
If you find out let me know. :^)
14 posted on 04/23/2002 1:29:37 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: summer
Wow, a Frenchman with a spine--haven't seen one of those in a while.
15 posted on 04/23/2002 1:29:54 PM PDT by randog
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To: TommyDale
LOL...

All I can say is: now I understand why Chirac does not want to debate this guy -- some very fed-up voters (who do not think of themselves as supporting a party like the National Front) are going to LIKE this platform from Le Pen.
16 posted on 04/23/2002 1:30:02 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
- Outlaw the wearing of yarmulkes and Muslim headscarves in schools.

- End legal immigration.

I agree with everything listed except for the outlawing of yarmulkes and Muslim headscarves, and I support a 5-year moritorium on legal immigration. Everything else proposed by the French "fascist" seems rather obvious and logical to me. I guess it's just outdated nowadays to be a patriot in your own nation, and FAVOR your fellow citizens over illegal leeches.

17 posted on 04/23/2002 1:31:31 PM PDT by SunStar
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To: summer
From now on the French will surrender by e-mail.
18 posted on 04/23/2002 1:31:40 PM PDT by The Scorpion King
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To: summer
There is no way French voters could want to "deport illegal immigrants and eliminate dual nationality". His strong showing was just a "protest vote". /sarcasm
19 posted on 04/23/2002 1:31:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: summer
Vive Le Pen!
21 posted on 04/23/2002 1:32:35 PM PDT by The South Texan
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To: summer
Maybe he is a fascist, but I have a hard time singling him out from all the other fascists in politics.

Given that the leftists say Stalin is ok, even though he killed millions of people; Hitler is bad, because he killed millions of people; and John Ashcroft and Pat Buchanan are bad, even if they have never killed anyone; very little the leftists say means anything to me anymore.

If an English major wants to clean up that sentence, please do.

Finding a culture distasteful is not racism, or even necessarily bad. Some cultures are bad. But hey, these are the same people that approve of the bloody Palestinians.

22 posted on 04/23/2002 1:32:51 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Knighthawk
Here's a story from Britain: UK fears far right threat in local polls [Times of India]

Thought is was interesting because it's not a newswire type article, but by an Indian for an Indian newspaper.

23 posted on 04/23/2002 1:35:53 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: hopespringseternal
Intervention of Jean-Marie the PEN
French deputy in the European Parliament
Candidate with the Presidency of the Saint-Cloud
Republic, April 21 2002 at the evening
 
Frenchwomen, French,
My dear compatriots of France and Overseas,
 
My first movement is the gratitude with regard to all those and of all C them which this evening have just given birth to a great hope.
 
- Initially, with the électrices and voters of France and Overseas which made me the priceless gift of their confidence.
- With the mayors, who counters all the pressures and the threats, sponsored my candidature.
- With the national militants, who answered by calms, courage, devotion, fidelity, enthusiasm, with the insults, violences, and were spent without counting, going sometimes until the sacrifice of their life
- all foreign friends of France, in the world and initially with those of the francophonie, which count on the independence of eternal France.
 
Like there is no perfect joy, I want to also greet the memory of Rolande Birgy, whom you know under the name of Blue Béret, large resistant, patriot who had received the title of Juste after the second World war and who is extinct this morning, at the moment when she was going to leave the hospital to vote .
Do not be afraid. Re-enter in the hope.
 
The event, it is on May 5. Do not be afraid of dream, you them small, the underlings, exclude them. You do not let lock up in old divisions of the left and the right-hand side. You, who have supported for 20 years all the errors and the embezzlements of the politicians. You, minors, metal-workers, workers and workmen of all these industries ruined by the euro-mondialism of Maastricht. You, farmers with the retirements of misery and driven back with the ruin and disappearance. You, who are the first victims of the insecurity, in the suburbs, the cities and the villages.
 
I call the Frenchwomen and the French, whatever their race, their religion or their social condition, to rejoin with this historical chance of national rectification.
 
Know that, man of the people, I will be always side of those which suffer, because I knew the cold, the hunger, poverty. I want to rebuild the coherence of our large French people, the unit of the Republic, the independence of France, our fatherland, to restore the security on the whole of the national territory and to release our compatriots of the fiscalism and the bureaucracy.
 
I fraternally greet all my French compatriots, whom they abstained from or whom they voted for other candidates. I invite them not to let myself handle by the old tricks of the politicians who want to preserve their small shop.
 
I am socially on the left, economically on the right and more than ever, nationally of France.
 
But especially, I am a free man, a patriot who has only one ambition: France and French.
 
I call with go French fraternity, Place and Avenue of the Opera on May 1, festival of Jeanne d' Arc and the workers of France, to prepare together the second stage of the French rebirth, the 2nd turn of the presidential election.

2nd turn: May 5 2002

 
 

24 posted on 04/23/2002 1:36:38 PM PDT by jern
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To: summer
A lot of people are missing an important point here.

Le Pen is not anything similar to an American conservative. He's nothing like Ronald Reagan, Bill Buckley, Rush Limbaugh, the GOP leadership, or even Alan Keyes. He's not even Buchanan. He's closer to David Duke than anything else.

In other words, he's precisely what the liberal media would like to portray "conservatives" as being. And what a shock, they are hyping him as one.

Personally, I hope Chirac squashes him like the bug that he is.

-Eric

25 posted on 04/23/2002 1:37:00 PM PDT by E Rocc
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To: summer
The "President" of France can not do any of these things without a willing Parliament. Where's he going to get one of those?
26 posted on 04/23/2002 1:37:35 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: summer
LOL it's not that Chirac doesn't want to discuss the issues, he's afraid LePen is going to bring up the SLEAZE FACTOR. Don't forget the protestors and their signs the other night....VOTE FOR SLEAZE, NOT FASCISM!
27 posted on 04/23/2002 1:37:57 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: summer
SOUNDS GREAT FOR FRANCE to many leftist pigs here in the U.S. for any of that to work here
28 posted on 04/23/2002 1:38:00 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: summer
The only thing I am seeing missing in this outstanding political platform, is the adoption of a 'bulletproof' Second Amendment in the French Constitution.
29 posted on 04/23/2002 1:38:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: summer
Now I understand why the worldwide, leftist media including our own were quick to demonize this guy. Most of his ideas could pass the smell test in this country.
30 posted on 04/23/2002 1:38:21 PM PDT by The South Texan
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To: Bikers4Bush
I like everything except expanding police powers.

Aw, c'mon... it's France!

"Old man... Do you have a liesohnce for that minkey?"

31 posted on 04/23/2002 1:38:26 PM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: summer
Ireland outlaws abortion. No one says Ireland is a wacko right wing nut case country. <

They also adore the Clintons - GO FIGURE!!

32 posted on 04/23/2002 1:38:36 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: summer
his idea to pay women to STAY HOME and raise kids ...

don't we do this already?
33 posted on 04/23/2002 1:39:16 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: randog
haven't seen too many americans sporting one either. especially in our two main political parties.
34 posted on 04/23/2002 1:39:27 PM PDT by willyone
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To: Loyalist
"I agree with everything in that platform except banning yarmulkes. Does that make me an evil fascist bigot?"

Not in my book...but the banning of religious headress is a big no no. Are they going to outlaw religious jewelery too? And who/what would be banned next. I suspect this is just the Hors d'oeuvre. The main entree might be snails.
35 posted on 04/23/2002 1:40:56 PM PDT by Domestic Church
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To: OldFriend
VOTE FOR SLEAZE, NOT FASCISM!

Well Germany and Italy took their turns. It must be France's turn to be Fascist for awhile.

37 posted on 04/23/2002 1:44:08 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: summer
Some good ideas, some not so good, some down right dictatorial.
38 posted on 04/23/2002 1:44:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: summer
If I were there and able, LePen would get my vote before Chirac. The 'bombing' of synagogues in France is not acceptable to the 'apeacement at all cost French, IMHO.

The French, like the Europeans here in America, have become a minority in significant parts of their country.

A 'melting pot' is fine, but the SLAG has to be 'drawn off' periodically to maintain strength.

39 posted on 04/23/2002 1:45:06 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: Shermy
Actually, that story was in the NYT today as well. Another surprise.
41 posted on 04/23/2002 1:45:45 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
He forgot one... :)


o Institute a 30 minute waiting period before ANY surrender to the Germans (or whoever)


It's a start!
42 posted on 04/23/2002 1:46:11 PM PDT by Daus
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To: hopespringseternal
English major? It would take a PHD at least.
43 posted on 04/23/2002 1:47:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: summer
Napoleon would be right proud. This ought to turn a few talking heads.
44 posted on 04/23/2002 1:47:53 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: jern
Re your post #24 -- I guessing you translated that from his web site. Correct me if I'm wrong...
45 posted on 04/23/2002 1:48:28 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer
This is not best described as "right wing" in my opinion, but as "nationalist". It is strongly nationalist, and must absolutely scare the mess out of one Europe types, but no doubt encourages other nationalist minded folk of Europe who desire more autonomy for their nations and a more specific cultural indenty undiluted by the threat, real or percieved, offered by immigration. In my opinion, these nations face more of a threat from their own self inflicted socialist stupidity, though illegial immigration is certainly not helping their cultural identity (though one may wonder if in certain cases it helps their economic identity, considering the destructive practises engraved in many European's slef identity!), nor do immigrants, specifically Muslim, aid at all to law and order. Le Pen is not, by far, the best man for France, or anyone, but then, one is terribly unlikely to find someone who is anywhere near "perfect" in Europe, much less France. The danger, or benefit, he and folks in his nationalistic vein of thought pose to the US, I do not profess to know. I doubt that he would be interested in any sort of hostile action, though it may mean my father, and Air Guardsman, would not get to enjoy Southern France anymore for annual training!
46 posted on 04/23/2002 1:48:54 PM PDT by Cleburne
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To: E Rocc
It appears you understand that the French are trying to decide if they want to choose worse or worser.
47 posted on 04/23/2002 1:49:07 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Shermy
My mistake - it was a somewhat similiar, but different news item I saw in the NYT:

German State in Poor Shape Turns to Right in Local Vote
49 posted on 04/23/2002 1:52:16 PM PDT by summer
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To: E Rocc
If I equate Le Pen/Muslims with Duke/Blacks, then I can see why you would think that he is like David Duke. The difference is that American blacks are part of American culture while Algerian Muslims have chosen to live separate from French culture. David Duke is anti-American because blacks are definitly American. Algerians routinely boo the playing of the French national anthem. Algerian Muslims are violent towards French Jews. Algerian Muslims don't want to be French.

Do you have other information about Le Pen?

50 posted on 04/23/2002 1:53:21 PM PDT by kidd
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