The House easily passed a bill Thursday that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until key national security agencies certify they don’t pose a security risk.
The vote was 289-137, with 47 Democrats joining 242 Republicans in favor of the bill, creating a majority that could override President Barack Obama’s promised veto.
Compare the vigorous response of elected US politicians from both parties to the lapdogs of Germany’s parliament. The toothless poodles of the CDU and CSU have not managed to pass any legislation to suspend Angela Merkel’s unilateral, unlawful and unconstitutional decision to start a sanctuary country policy in two months in spite of huge opposition from the people. Last night, Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer put on a show of rhetoric pretending to oppose Merkel at ta CSU party conference. But where is the legislation? Where are the actions?
One factor in this failure of democracy is that the top CDU and CSU politicians are not directly elected by voters but attain their posts by proportional representation. They do not feel allegiance to the people but to their party paymasters. The migrant crisis in Germany has become a crisis of democracy.