Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration, anti-EU party is sending shudders throughout Europe. In France, Le Pen has created, as the left-leaning Nouvel Observateur calls it, “the new age of the extreme right.” A recent Cevipof survey reports that nearly 90% of French believe that their politicians are out of touch with the people. The ruling Socialist party is in total disarray and facing a retreat of historic proportions. President Francois Hollande is one of the most unpopular presidents in French history.
In recent Paris visits, Debbie and I have watched this tidal wave building. And we have written about the disaster that is Francois Hollande and the emergence of, as the French call it, Front National or simply FN. The party of Marine Le Pen is creating, for the first time, the real possibility of a powerful third-party power. The same thing is necessary here in the U.S. The two-party system is a dysfunctional anachronism created to give the people two bad options. The Constitution says nothing of parties, and Americans must junk the two-party system before America has any chance of returning to the small government, non-interventionist form of federal republic intended by the Founders and laid out in the Constitution. Rebellion is just beginning to take hold in France and in other European countries, including Switzerland, England, Sweden, Italy and Belgium. Now it is time in America. I will be writing about the prospects for a multi-party system here at home and will shortly lay out a template showing how such a system might look.