DEFENSE OF CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES BY GERMANY: LET’S JOIN THEM

Statement of Lidia Undiemi of Sicily for {Wall Street Journal
Italia}:

Merkel obtained the authorization to ratify the ESM and Fiscal
Compact treaties, but the German people do not agree and are
appealing to the Constitutional Court.  Apparently about 12,000
appeals have been submitted.
This is the prelude to a historic battle in the defense of
the Constitution which will inevitably cross national borders,
since a negative ruling by the German Court would also prevent
the ESM organization from going into force in the 16 other
nations, including Italy.
Thousands of citizens, but also parliamentarians and
high-level institutional representatives are coming out against
this Europe founded on finance, the reduced rights of the people
and power concentration in the hands of a few.
There is no such thing as a “bad” Germany or a “good” Italy.
There are centers of interest based on reaching specific
objectives which cannot be explained via a superficial
territorial selection.  The defense of their Constitution and
their rights as citizens is in the common interest of most
Germans and Italians; as it stands however, Merkel and Monti
(including our parliamentarians) intend to reach political
unification to the advantage of the “strong” powers by a
step-by-step reduction of national sovereignty.  This grand
lesson of “political” life is one we must not forget if we wish
to truly give our collective spirit back its dignity.
It should not escape our notice that there are institutional
representatives who are also opposed to this system, who are
taking the side of the Nation and its citizens; while with the
unacceptable complicity of the mass media, this is not happening
in Italy.
IT IS NO EXAGGERATION TO STATE THAT THE DEFENSE OF THE
ITALIAN PEOPLE AGAINST THE ESM AND FISCAL COMPACT TREATIES AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL, IS CURRENTLY BEING WAGED BY GERMAN REPRESENTATIVES.  [emphasis added]
In Italy we have appealed for an explanation from national
and regional parliamentarians.  We got no reply.  This attitude
is unacceptable, but definitely useful to demonstrate how much
the opposition in Italy – apart from televised farces – is
lacking in substance.
Nonetheless, we must continue to defend the State “from
below,” and be assured that if our Parliament ratifies the
treaties, here in Italy we too will challenge their
constitutional legitimacy.
We are experiencing a new Italy; let us not stop.

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