An experience rule in the policy is as follows: households can be ruined in the good times. For constitutions. They serve to distribute Power wisely and hedge. For the protection of the citizens against the Powerful, for the protection of the Powerful against themselves, for the better Functioning of the community. Such a restriction also of the Federal state. Or how the East-German social-Democrat Richard Schröder formulated it aptly: "federalism is one of the Fuses in front of the wild run." Both of these maxims should guide the politicians from the Federal government and the countries that will meet this Wednesday in the conciliation Committee to talk about amendments to the Constitution, which would be an interference in the Federal structure. The opinions vary widely on how dramatically this intervention. But here, the Federal state structure and the distribution of power between the Federal government and the länder and the local authorities significantly changed would, it would be hard to dismiss.
the occasion of the dispute is the Digital compact for the schools, the Federal zuschießt five billion euros over several years. But it is not in the thing at all. It's about how strong the Federal government can, in future, intervene in the educational policies of the countries and how strong he is to steer, manage and control may, if he gives money from its budget for tasks of countries or municipalities. He does currently because he has much left in the face of full funds. Good times. The Bundestag has changed the design of the Federal government for the constitutional changes of law, with which the digital Pact will be implemented in November and to influence the Federal government added that the Federal Council rejected the plant in December unanimously. That was even Prime Minister too much, care little else about how you can make independently in your state governments and with their country days policy.
The hostage taken digital Pact must therefore wait. The drama of the event belongs to, his Failure as a sin to the future viability of Germany. As if the digitization of the schools would only succeed with the five billion euros from the Federal really. Five billion a lot of. But it is not so that the money would be in the national budget exist, or alone, the Federal government would bring in money the decisive Kick in the teaching of digitization. The countries could cope with that, given their Surpluses and reserves currently loose alone - good times here, too. Why is she doing so far-reaching, and their effect is difcult to estimate agglomeration experiments should focus on the Federal level, is not easy to detect.
And power of Metropolitan is the objective of the Federal page. If you want more access to the education and training policy, whether centralised principle, or the dreaded party political marketing, calculus, or because it is written in the coalition agreement. What is there, it does not justify the Constitution of political action that should be considered in the conciliation Committee. After all, who wants to dictate to the country days, which will be a separate legislature with budgetary autonomy, by the Constitution, as they have grants from the Federal government to co-Finance, is likely to suffer in Karlsruhe.
That education policy will be better if the Federal government can also co-Finance nor staff temporarily and to "position the quality and performance of the education system" (what is that anyway?) his sceptre wield, you can not believe, but you do. It is by no means a good democratic Exercise, the rise in governance in other parliaments, and the Draw of other budgets in the Constitution.
The situation in the conciliation Committee is confusing. Whether or not a "General debate for a purifying Thunderstorm" (so the SPD politician Carsten Schneider) clears the fronts? A wedging of the interests is at least as likely. Such rounds also like to look at everyone's face-saving compromises. In the case of the Constitution. You don't want to even imagine, in which term murksereien that could again lead. The Best would be the whole thing to blow up. The digital Pact can also be different to implement than with the Constitution of the political tinkering that threaten us here. And if you don't, is absolutely believe, without a fundamental change in the law it is then it's not. Then you should rather leave the Pact whiz than to muck up the basic law. No digital Pact, no reason to change the law. The Republic will not go under.