"I have not joined the CDU so that there are no limits to the asylum policy"
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With clear words Hans-Georg Maaßen criticizes the course of the CDU.
- "Values are not arbitrary," Maaßen wrote in an article for guests in the "Focus".
- Only for reasons of power, the CDU should not give up important values, but they did so in the past.
CGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is no longer the president of DU. In a guest article in the magazine "Focus" he criticized the former president of Federal Constitutional Protection, Hans Georg Maasen, the Merkel course of the still acute Union. In his view, the CDU, which belongs to Maasen himself, has renounced important values for the maintenance of power. This is also the reason why he joined the Union of Conservative Values in February.
"Values are not arbitrary", writes Maaßen – and the CDU should not be a chancellor's electoral club. He did not join the party in 1987, "so that millions of asylum seekers come to Germany and there is an asylum policy without maximum limits," he criticized 56-year-old Merkel's positions in refugee policy.
But even with other revolutionary political decisions during Merkel's chancellery, the former constitutionalist can not apparently make friends: in the text, he also criticized the elimination of nuclear power, the suspension of military service, the minimum wage and gender policy.
The values on which he became a member of the party are not "conservative or right values, but the values of the CDU". However, many of them have recently fallen by the wayside – as a price to keep their power.
However, Maaßen does not want to pay that price. He wants to remind the CDU with ValuesUnion "that it should not be the party's goal that the party should be part of the federal government at all costs, but that a policy is designed in the interest of its members and supporters".