The former President of the Federal constitutional protection Hans-Georg Maaßen explains in a guest article in the Focus the reasons for his entry into the "Union of values", which sees itself as a right-wing conservative group of the CDU. "I the party, am not at that time, millions of asylum-seekers to Germany, and there is an asylum policy without upper limit," writes Maaßen.
He criticized the fact that the CDU had made many compromises against the Christian Democrats for the reason that would violate values. "There are red lines that cannot be crossed, if you don't want to give up his own identity," said Maaßen. The have done the CDU but "for the purpose of maintaining Power". German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not mentioned in Maaßens guest post in particular. "A party is not a Chancellor election club", it says.
warning to "officials and professional politicians" of the CDU
Maassen has a number of political projects, the fall in Merkel's chancellorship, and he refuses. He calls the asylum policy, the minimum wage, the phase-out of nuclear power, the abolition of conscription and gender issues. The departure of the CDU of "values" is one of the main reasons for the rise of the AfD. What are the values that were concrete, not writes Maaßen. He warns not to "officials and professional politicians of the party", the CDU was her property. Coalitions with parties, the world would be a stranger or romantic ideologies, are to be rejected, writes Maaßen, not to mention the Greens or other parties by name.
The 56-year-old lawyer Maaßen headed from 2012 to 2018, the Federal protection of the Constitution. In November Maaßen of Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) was transferred into temporary retirement. Basic political Statements of the Supreme constitutional protection to the right-wing riots on the outskirts of a Demonstration in Chemnitz. Maaßen had publicly doubted that there had been at the Demonstration to witch hunts against foreigners and against the Chancellor.