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Erica Steinbach questions quality of free speech in Germany

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-05-31 14:09

Erika Steinbach on the 70th birthday of the Basic Law

"Birthday child in emergency" - Remarks to the seventieth birthday of the Basic Law

By Erika Steinbach | Chairwoman of the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation e.V.  /Translated via automatic translators by Carolyn Yeager

THE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,  our Basic Law, has its seventieth birthday.

It is a birthday for a birthday girl for whom it was actually only supposed to have been a temporary solution. The constitutional fathers and mothers initially only wanted to create a temporary legal basis, a legal framework for the reconstruction of a badly shaken German society after a terrible dictatorship and a devastating war with all its upheavals. And not only a legal basis, but also a moral guideline.