French Politicians “shocked” that Christianity is a value of the republic?

There seems to be a lot of confusion among those who want to lead France out of its horrible predicament: they simply don’t know how to go about it and they don’t seem to get their value system in order. Gallia Watch keeps an eye on it. We have posted some excerpts below the fold.


France’s left-wing government is as big a lame duck as Obama and Kerry. Hollande is wildly unpopular and a thorough failure. While his Socialist economic policies also failed miserably, his mishandling of terrorism helped turn life into a nightmare for many in France.

And now Hollande is lecturing Israel on “settlements” when he would be better served worrying about the Muslim settlements around Paris. And instead of pushing his absurd summit, Hollande might have tried for a summit with the representatives of the Islamic occupying forces in the No Go Zones of France.

Hollande shamefully equated Jews living in ’67 Israel with Islamic terrorism. France has seen enough terror under him that he ought to know better than to legitimize Islamic grievances by justifying its xenophobic hatred of non-Muslims or upholding its demands for Apartheid states for Muslims.

The French government is very worried about Trump moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Hollande might want to spend less time worrying about whether Jerusalem will be Jewish than whether Paris will be French.

Le Pen wants foreigners in France to pay for own health costs for first two years
Le Pen wants foreigners in France to pay for own health costs for first two years
Photo: The carte vitale which is used to get health costs reimbursed by the state. Photo: AFP
Foreign citizens legally living and working in France could have to pay for their own health care for their first two years in France, under Marine Le Pen’s plan.

Le Pen’s desire to give priority to French citizens when it comes to benefits and the health system means foreigners will have to pay the price.

On Monday the leader of the far right National Front party and presidential election candidate revealed details of a plan to bar legal foreign immigrants from being reimbursed for health costs by the French state for the first two years of their time in France.

“Someone who arrives legally should wait some time before benefiting from the reimbursement of health costs,” Le Pen told RTL radio on Monday.

That means that even if foreigners pay their taxes and social charges to the French state just like French people, they would still not be allowed to claim money back for treatment, under Le Pen’s plan.

In France patients will normally pay a fee up front for their treatment, before being reimbursed through a combination of the state’s social security system and insurance companies known as “mutuelles”.

“When you go to a country, you don’t expect the country to support your needs,” Le Pen told RTL radio. “There are a lot of French people going to work in the United States, Germany and Australia and no one pays their healthcare or school costs.”

National Front party officials later told French media that foreigners with urgent medical needs will be have their costs covered.

Le Pen however may run into a legal wall if she ever gets the chance to put her plan into action. A 1990 ruling by France’s constitutional council stated that “in terms of social rights foreigners legally living in France must be treated the same as French people.”

Le Pen, who wants to reduce immigration to an “absolute minimum”, has yet to reveal full details of her presidential programme but she caused a stir in December when she saidschoolchildren of illegal immigrants should not get access to free education.

“I’ve got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free,” Le Pen said.

“That’s finished now, it’s the end of playtime,” she told an audience at a conference organised by a polling group in Paris.

Speaking to AFP afterwards, she clarified that she wanted to block education for immigrants who are in France illegally, not all foreigners.

On the values of the Grand Nation:

That François Fillon calls himself “Gaullist” and “Christian” is shocking for Marine Le Pen; it creates a feeling of malaise, she says; “to use one’s faith to defend a political criticism is profoundly contrary to laïcité, to the values that are ours,” she goes on. I don’t know where Marine Le Pen could have found such a conception of laïcité. As for our values, what is certain is that they cannot be confused with those of Communist China where religious beliefs are hidden to avoid  incarceration and where Christians practice their faith clandestinely.

Must one remind Marine Le Pen that for most French people, laïcité means, schematically speaking, that the State does not impose a religion, but that nonetheless, in a country of Christian identity like France, it would be odious to forbid politicians from embracing openly the values of Christianity. Moreover, François Fillon did not proselytize for the Catholic Church in his statement; he used the term “Christian” in reference to the Christian culture of charity and sharing. 

Are not all of our national and social values inspired by this Christian culture, laïcité itself, our motto Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, our holidays, our social system…? And isn’t it curious that the president of a party that celebrated, just a few years ago, a Mass on the Sunday of its annual tricolor holiday, now explains to us that it is shocking to “justify oneself in politics by promoting one’s Christian values.”


One thought on “French Politicians “shocked” that Christianity is a value of the republic?”

  1. None of this matters, all this noise, there is only one goal to save France – stop all muslim immigration, and incentivize the muslims in France to leave. Any muslims there illegally will be deported. All this other stuff is just hot air.

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