The European left is compounding their ignorance of our Federal System with a very un-European ignorance of geography.
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That we are well advised to take a close look when it comes to the question of how much state we need and how much we don’t need. Because when I take a look at, how we, on the other side, surmounted such national catastrophes, then there are indeed noticeable differences. And I contend that this also is connected to the specific manner and way, as we say, for such situations, for people who are in urgent need, we need not a weak state but a strong state."Storms? Floods? Your little floods? Europeans have no concept of the scale of weather in the U.S. and/or the power of a CAT5 hurricane. Chancellor, how would Germany deal with this?
Oh, and who here besides me shivers at a German Chancellor talking about why Germans need a strong state? Right now there are French people running to the nearest airport; he should stop saying such things.