“Demokratie, Rechtsstaat, Gewaltenteilung, Grundrechte, ein freies politisches Leben und das Recht auf eine wirksame Opposition”

Democracy, rule of law, separation of powers, basic rights, a free political life and the right to an effective opposition.

A pundit professor on public broadcaster ARD said these are in principle the “core substance” of the German constitution [Grundgesetz] and what that document means by the “freiheitliche demokratische Grundordnung” [basic underlying free democratic order], which it said political parties in Germany can be banned for attempting to impair or eliminate. On 03 Dec 2013 the Bundesrat submitted another petition to the supreme constitutional court in Karlsruhe asking the court to ban the neonazi-esque N.P.D. party on grounds such as these, based this time on party members’ public statements rather than evidence collected from paid informants.

The German constitution outlaws actions that reduce democracy for future generations.

(Dame awk rah TEE,   WRECKED shtot,   geh VAULT en TILE oong,   GRUNED wrecked eh,   eye n   fry ess   poll it ish ess   LAY ben   oont   doss   WRECKED   ow! f   eye neh   VEAHK zom eh   opp oh zee tsee OWN.)

Freiheitsrechte

Germans are world-famous for being protective of personal privacy. Their constitutionally protected civil liberties are slightly different as well; here are the basic Freiheitsrechte, or “personal liberty rights,” according to de.Wikipedia:

Allgemeine Handlungsfreiheit: “General freedom of action” Art. 2 of the German Constitution [Grundgesetz, GG]. Art. 2 No. 1 appears to be the basis for what are known as the “Persönlichkeitsrechte,” “personality rights” protecting the “free unfolding” of the personality against interventions in a person’s life and freedom, even after death.

Recht auf Leben: “Right to life” Art. 2 No. 2 GG

Recht auf Freiheit: “Right to freedom” Art. 2 No. 2 GG

Recht auf körperliche Unversehrtheit: “Right to bodily integrity” Art. 2 No. 2 GG

Gewissensfreiheit: “Freedom of conscience” Art. 4 No. 1 GG

Religionsfreiheit: “Freedom of religion” Art. 4 No. 2 GG

Meinungsfreiheit: “Freedom of opinion” Art. 5 No. 1 GG

Versammlungsfreiheit: “Right to assemble” Art. 8 No. 1 GG

Vereinigungsfreiheit: “Freedom of association” Art. 9 No. 1 GG

Koalitionsfreiheit: “Freedom of coalition,” for employees and employers to form groups to promote their interests. Art. 9 No. 3 GG

Freizügigkeit: “Right of abode” to choose where you will live. Art. 11 No. 1 GG

Berufsfreiheit: “Freedom of profession” to choose your own jobs and the training for them. Art. 12 No. 1 GG

(FRYE heights rect eh.)

Anti-Terror-Datei

Central federal file of police and intelligence services’ information about potential and actual terrisss but also possibly about innocent burghers. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has said this central file is Germany’s most important tool in the fight against tare. The “anti-terror file” is now being evaluated by the highest court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, Federal Constitutional Court) to see whether it violates the German Civil Code. Questions also include what information goes into the file and which German institutions and foreign intelligence services have access to it.

(AUNTie   TERRor   dot EYE.)

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