Freitag, 3. September 2010

The Sarrazin Question and Article 5 of the German Constitution

There is something strange going on here. A Member of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Thilo Sarrazin has done the unthinkable in todays Germany. He had the nerve, some say courage, to state publicly a truth that the vast majority of Germans know only too well. That there are immigrant groups living in Germany that have not the slightest interest, or intention of integrating into German society.
Now because of this, he is being hounded by government, threatend with being kicked out of his job and losing his membership of the SPD (a German political party) of which he has been a member for many years.

Now, considering his right of free speech guaranteed under Atricle 5 of the Constitution this all seems a bit harsh.

The German Government is clearly not in touch the the feelings and opinions of the majority of it's own citizens. If you read the readers letters in most newspapers, the majority of the (non immigrant) population agree with Mr. Sarrazin.

Now you may not agree with Mr. Sarrazin's opinions, but his right to express them is guaranteed in Law.

What is happening here is another witch hunt. Anyone remember Jürgen Mölleman?? He too expressed his opinions in public and as a result was driven to suicide.

And this in a free country where the freedom of expression is enshrined in Law...