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Toubon: «RN needs to bury the Constitution»

The rejection of counter-powers, of the rule of legislation is a standard criticism in opposition to the unconventional proper. Jacques Toubon, a person of the Gaullist proper, former Minister of Culture with Èdouard Balladur and of Justice with Alain Juppé, and former defender of rights, additionally participated, in a video, within the demonstration: «The Rassemblement nationwide – he explains – is getting in the best way of the progress of society: the popularity of the rights of minorities, for instance sexual minorities. It consistently proposes – he provides – rules of exclusion as a substitute of making use of the very precept of Republicthe worth of inclusion”.
Rn, «like the similar parties in other countries, would bring us illiberalism, that is, it would question the rule of law in the name of populism and the ecrasement, in particular, of counter-powers, such as justice; and we have recently seen two very important examples in the two member countries of the European Union: Poland and Hungary».
The Rassemblement, finally, “merely proposes to bury the Constitution as a result of it needs to fully reshuffle the playing cards between the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic, almost definitely eliminating the workplace of Prime Minister”: a possible cohabitation would be “an actual battle (between the Prime Minister and the President, ed.) and, I believe, a terrific hazard for our establishments”.

Boucheron: «Foolish is he who acts delicate»

Patrick Boucheron, a historian of the Middle Ages, also insists on the same theme: “When the acute proper is in energy, it ensures that the rule of legislation is destabilized: these males in energy destroy public liberties, they be certain that all the things is put in line.” Boucheron then recalls a verse by Aragon, from the poem The Rose and the Wedge, from 1944: “When the grains are below the hail, silly he who acts delicate, silly he who thinks of his quarrels, within the coronary heart of a standard battle.”

Nobel Prize Winner Ernaux: “Unreasonable Times”

Aragon, and in particular his «This is how men live», sung by Leo Ferré, was also evoked by the 2022 Nobel Prize winner for literature, Annie Ernaux, who was very polemical against Emmanuel Macron's choices and the attempt – now outdated, in reality – to put the RN and the Nouveau Front Populaire on the same level: «They were unreasonable times […] They mistook wolves for dogs.”
“Whoever brings a project that destroys social ties, living together, a xenophobic project, a project hostile to the choices of individuals, hostile to freedom, if not the Rassemblement national, whose essential program is the return to order and to being-self, white of course,” he mentioned. Ernaux additionally insisted on the irrevocability of sure selections: “There are moments in the history of a nation when citizens make choices that are difficult to go back on. These choices, on which our descendants will judge us, are here, next Sunday.”

Cagé: «We put money into the countryside»

Paris is mobilizing, however in actuality it’s already satisfied: Rn doesn’t exceed 11%, 9 out of 18 deputies have been elected (all from the Nouveau Front National), nearly all over the place a Macronian candidate opposes a leftist one. It is as much as Julia Cagé, a leftist economist (collaborator and spouse of Thomas Picketty) to level out that the true drawback is within the countryside, in “those hamlets and villages that must be reconquered, where it is necessary to invest, transform: tomorrow we will need to be more ambitious on the tax on wealth (a wealth tax, ed.), on the increase in wages, on the taxation of multinationals to finance schools, roads, hospitals everywhere”.
It is exactly the impoverishment of public companies in small cities that fuels social protest, generally bringing the Gilets Jaunes to the streets, different occasions the poll papers marked Rn to the poll bins. The drawback then returns to its origin: the financing of the general public funds, of public companies, of the French welfare state: essentially the most troublesome to unravel, essentially the most evaded by political forces.