At first glance, Danes see strict immigration laws under threat by EU , [The Earth Times Sunday August 10 2008] might not seem encouraging. A Leftist-dominated Court, claiming supremacy, moves to overthrow laws a local community has adopted to protect itself. Sounds all too much like America.
But the scoundrels in this case, the European Court of Justice, are dealing with a detail: the right of Danes married to foreigners to bring them into Denmark. What is heartening is the response of Danish politicians!:
Nothing in Denmark is as popular politically as the strict policy on foreigners to which the prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, adheresâ€¦ Rasmussen and a huge majority in the Danish parliament, together with leading media, plan to defend Denmark`s immigration laws with all the means at their disposal.Apparently, even the liberal opposition has smelt the coffee:
The opposition Social Democrats, who came up short in those elections, are now signalling their unconditional support in the national struggle against the EU`s liberal rules. "The European Court of Justice must not be allowed to determine Denmark`s policy on foreigners," said the party`s leader, Helle Thorning Schmidt. She even accused Rasmussen of not taking the "EU threat" seriously enough. "It`s not a matter of just a small corner of our foreigner policy," Schmidt remarkedMost of the credit for this is due to the unyielding determination of the DPP (the Danish Peopleâ€™s Party) which has made opposition to nation-obliterating immigration its central theme for many years. (Without DPP support, Rasmussen`s minority government would fall.)
Give Denmark Back to Us!" demanded the right-wing populist Danish People`s Party (DPP) in full-page newspaper advertisements. The party`s votes helped Rasmussen to push through what he calls Denmark`s "tough policy on foreigners." Since 2001, the "foreigner issue" has brought his Liberal Party three consecutive election victories.Denmark, about the size of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined, with a population of less than 5.5 million and a unique language, would be easy to erase. But other small European nations, similarly threatened, have not unfortunately summoned the will.For America patriots, cursed with a rigid and unresponsive party system, but advantaged by looser party discipline, there can be only one lesson: follow the successful example of the Danish Peopleâ€™s Party, focus on the key issue—and fight unceasingly