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