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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite in France?
by Stephen Lendman
Its deplorable policies belie its national motto – first declared during its 1789 – 99 revolution, overthrowing monarchal rule, establishing the First French Republic in 1792.
When the 1848 Constitution was drafted, it was considered a "principle of the Republic." July 14, Bastille Day, represents transferring power from the monarchy to the people.
The national motto was written into the 1946 and 1958 Constitutions. It's part of France's national heritage, inscribed on the pediments of public buildings, appearing on coins, postage stamps and elsewhere.
Modern French governance is deplorable, its sovereignty sacrificed to Brussels, a US-dominated NATO member, an imperial American partner.
After its May 7 runoff election, it's likely to stay that way – establishment favorite Emmanuel Macron heavily favored to win.
French aristocracy loves him, strongly opposes
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