Safe­guard­ing democ­racy

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The in­ferred de­nial of the Holo­caust by the spokesman of ul­tra­na­tion­al­ist party Golden Dawn is not just a gross provo­ca­tion, but a de­nial of his­tory and democ­racy it­self. At the same time, it serves as a warn­ing that the state needs to safe­guard it­self as much from the threat of fas­cists of all stripes as from law­less­ness and im­punity. This is some­thing that all par­ties that want to con­tinue call­ing them­selves con­sti­tu­tional and demo­cratic should con­stantly bear in mind, act­ing ac­cord­ingly. The lead­er­ships of the coun­try’s main­stream par­ties and their par­lia­men­tary deputies have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to show their re­spect for the law by abid­ing by it and to up­hold the prin­ci­ples of democ­racy, both in their ac­tions and in their words. Be­cause at the end of the day, walk­ing the walk and talk­ing the talk is the only way to deal with the en­e­mies of democ­racy.

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