Among the contenders for the French Presidency, François Fillon surely is the only one whose election could be considered as desirable both with regard to the values that this blog defends and the economic reform program he proposes. Continue reading
Of the two politicians who might become the conservative candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in France, François Fillon has stated his opposition to sodo-marriage, whereas Alain Juppé‘s position remains ambiguous. Continue reading
According to media reports, Pope Francis has refused to give his agreement to the newly appointed Ambassador of France to the Holy See, Laurent Stéfanini. Failing such agreement, Mr. Stéfanini will not be able to take up his post. Allegedly, the reason for the refusal is that the appointee is openly gay. Continue reading
The French website Gènétique has posted an astonishing e-mail that the French Government has sent to all French MEPs, intimating them to cast their votes in favour of a radical pro-abortion report that currently is on the agenda of the European Parliament’s radically feminist FEMM Committee and may be submitted to a vote by the Plenary in June. Continue reading
The French Government follows a rather lopsided approach to human rights, in particular to the freedom of expression. This is what becomes increasingly clear in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of last week that cost the lives of 17 persons, among them 4 cartoonists of the “satirical” magazine Charlie Hebdo.
While French media and politicians (including President Hollande, who referred to them as “our heroes”…) have paid effusive homage to the four murdered cartoonists, styling them as martyrs who gave their lives so that we could continue enjoying our freedom of expression, it now turns out that this freedom is not for all. As “Le Figaro” reports, a huge number of persons have been arrested and sentenced for alleged “glorification of terrorism”, a new crime that was introduced into the Criminal Code only a few months ago. Continue reading