LYON, France — Marine Le Pen, France's far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday, envisioning a thriving nation "made in France," with its citizens first in line for state services and the state unshackled by the rules-laden European Union.
The French would guard their own borders, spend francs instead of euros and defend themselves under the National Front leader's plans. Immigration, especially by Muslims, would be contained. A policy of "national priority" would give French citizens preference for public housing and other services over EU citizens and immigrants, and lower the profile of France's large Muslim population.
Jesus loves her, this she knows, for her good niece tells her so - Aeschylus and Constantine too:
"France is a Christian land coming from Roman law and Greek philosophy," said Marion Marechal-Le Pen, her high-profile niece and one of three National Front lawmakers. "We have the right to expect that cultures imported by those newly arrived bow and fade away in the face of our patrimony."
A special place in her heart, Charles Martel at Tours? Or more so, at Amblève? Resplendent on his horse, like her dad.
Will the power grid and rail lines remain with a cross-border reach? And -
|Nothing to fear but patrimonial fade-away fear itself?|