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French Pit Populist Against a Progressive

French presidential election candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
French presidential election candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

The French may be poised to join the people of Britain and the United States in rebuking globalists intent on world government as they head into a presidential run-off election. On April 23 the field of eleven presidential candidates narrowed to two as voters cast their ballots. Emmanuel Macron garnered 23¾% of the vote and Marine Le Pen 21½%. With no candidate winning a clear majority, Macron and Le Pen, as the top two vote getters, face each other in a run-off election on May 7. But just who are Macron and Le Pen?

2017 French Campaign Signs

2017 French Campaign Signs

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, 39 years old, is the youngest person ever to seek the office of president. Although never having held public office before, he is a renegade and a savvy relationship manager. He married his former high school teacher, 24 years his senior, 14 years after beginning a relationship with her. He held positions as a civil servant, investment banker, senior adviser to President Francois Hollande and economy minister. As a 21st century liberal progressive and founder of the his political party En Marche! (“On the Move!”), he describes himself as economically liberal, pro-business and socially progressive. Stripping away modern euphemisms, he supports government regulated—and subsidized—business, and abandonment of traditional Judeo-Christian western values. And his challenger?

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen, 48 years old, is the youngest daughter of National Front party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen. She is an ardent populist and former president of the National Front Party, founded by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen. Her position is unabashedly France-first, not unlike Donald Trump’s America- first position, favoring drastic reductions in immigration, protective tariffs and a national referendum on European Union membership (ala Brexit). The April 20 terrorist attack on the Champs Elysees by Abu Yussef likely bolstered her election results. On the other hand, vote fraud may be in play because two ballots were mistakenly sent to half a million French expats, who tend to vote more liberal than their resident citizens.

The distinctions between Macron and Le Pen could not be more stark. Macron favors business interests and post modernism over the welfare of his fellow citizens. Le Pen favors her compatriots and their western roots over business and unrestricted immigration. Representative governance is only just when the people share common values and culture, with one another and with their representatives. The French are increasingly chaffing under the heavy hand of Brussels and unsustainable Muslim immigration because neither share their culture. If Marine Le Pen wins the run-off election against Emmanuel Macron, the globalists will have been dealt another blow while populism rises. We at the Texas Nationalist Movement wish the people of France success in taking their country back from the European Union.

Written By

Andrew Piziali is a retired design verification engineer with a passion for Jesus Christ and liberty. He is a former member of the Collin County chapter of the Texas Nationalist Movement, now writing as an expat from Prescott, Arizona.


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