Voters send unambiguous message: “Close the door”
The consequences of German Chancellor Andrea Merkel’s irresponsible refugee resettlement programs have resulted in a referendum against her and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in major polls on Sunday.
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party founded in 2013 recorded a surge as it garnered support from irate voters. Germans have watched in alarm as 1.1 million people claiming refugee status arrived in the country in 2015 alone. In the first week of Sept. 2015, Merkel declared that any Syrian who reaches Germany can claim asylum. In the days that followed, 25,000 more arrived. The number has continued to explode.
“The people who voted for us voted against this refugee policy,” said AfD deputy chairman Alexander Gauland. The group used familiar campaign slogans such as “Secure the borders” and “Stop the asylum chaos.”
The solution comes with a hefty price tag. The European Union will be on the hook to Turkey to the tune of $3.2 billion for its promised aid in staunching the flow of refugees to Europe from the conflict in Syria, and to prevent Europe’s worst refugee crisis from worsening further. Turkey has been instrumental in not only arming, but financing the Islamic State (ISIS), whose actions in Syria have led to an unprecedented exodus of refugees mostly through Turkey, which Europe is now hoping to bribe so it will lock down its borders.
Bowing to liberal policies with the potential to change the culture of a nation, over the wishes the nation’s citizens, raises their ire whether the acts take place in German or the United States. (video)
Read more in the UK’s The Guardian.