How fortunate to live in a Constitutional State (2)

On the other hand – and this makes things a little more complicated – the associations and NGOs have grown up. In the first phase, the emergence, when they were small and insignificant, they also acted like little children who desperately want something and blindly lash out, throw themselves on the ground. You know that. So, these movements were smiled at and pushed to the sidelines. Then came the time of adolescence, the time of arson attacks and other acts of violence. This was also relatively easy to get a grip on, because it is very easy to take action against people who cause harm to others. Especially legal. In the meantime, the adult stage has been reached and the various activities have been thought through and prepared. Reports, expert opinions and well-founded research form the basis of the requirements and are used to work towards appropriate changes in the law. Educational work is backed up with the appropriate arguments. The activists developed into well-informed, serious discussion partners. That made it much harder to take action against them.

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How fortunate to live in a Constitutional State (1)

Imagine you are lying in bed in your apartment. Next to you your partner, the children in their rooms. You are in a place that offers you warmth, safety and security. Here you feel safe. The door locked. Not much can happen. It’s three in the morning. The time when you sleep the deepest. Maybe you have a nice dream right now. From the trip with the kids last weekend. Or from the last sunrise hike. When you are suddenly jerked out of your sleep. Hooded figures, all in black, weapons at the ready, break open your door and drag you out of bed. But not only you, but also your partner. They don’t even stop at the children. Stuck against the wall just like you were dragged out of bed. In pajamas or even naked. Didn’t you think you would be safe here? Didn’t you think it would be a place where nothing could happen to your children? And this is where this raid takes place. Out of the blue. Completely unpredictable.

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