MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Mister President! My ladies! Gentlemen! The original concern of this third civil protection law was the foundation of a vaccination strategy – again: no compulsory vaccination! – and the multiplication of test possibilities. I explained that to a journalist these days. The answer was: We are more interested in the conflict. – Outside, in front of the German Bundestag, this conflict is being loudly articulated by demonstrators. I don’t understand why this is only possible without a mask.
(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU and the SPD)
I understand some of the complaints at this point. I too feel this pandemic annoyance, my basic rights are also being restricted. But I know what for, namely for mine, for our health.
Historically, it was customary to find a scapegoat for misfortunes that could not be defended against. Politics in general seems to lend itself to this in modern times. But, dear colleagues, make no mistake – I am saying this in the direction of the AfD -: In the end, there will be no differentiation.
As a well-meaning representative of the people, the whole thing hurts my soul. But I think we have to be clear that we all have to endure it. We, the members of the German Bundestag, bear the responsibility: from day one, the day when we established the epidemic situation of national importance, to this third civil protection law. That is why my appeal is directed to all members of the House: You can discuss anything, debate anything, but do not shirk your responsibility, resist the attempt, ladies and gentlemen, to turn the pandemic into a political business!
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)
Look how a small part of the demonstrators radicalized. Do not fuel that with negligent, imbalanced arguments! The price for that is too high.
As always, the wolf in sheep’s clothing sits on the far right.
(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU – contradiction from members of the AfD – Dr. Alice Weidel [AfD]: Oh!)
Yes, look, pushing forward fundamental rights in order to shake confidence in our constitutional state is a downright perverse calculation, and – it has to be said – that is exactly what you are doing.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the SPD – shouts from the AfD)
Incidentally, I also expect that all the Democrats here in the House will oppose the term “Enabling Act”.
(Applause from members of the CDU / CSU, the SPD and the BÜNDNISSES 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)
I expect you – including you – to say that this historical reference is bottomless. And, if I may add that, uniforms, as you are hinting at here, are not good for any parliament.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the SPD)
President Dr. German politican:
Mr Nüßlein, would you allow an interim question from the AfD?
Dr. Georg Nüßlein (CDU / CSU):
No, Mr President, I do not allow any questions from the AfD. It’s always the same: They want to fill their YouTube channel, and in the end it only happens in parts. – Or do you seriously believe that the manner in which the Federal Minister of Health sank the AfD colleague will also be broadcast on YouTube?
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and the SPD as well as from MPs of the BÜNDNISSES 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)
That would be nice, then you would have made a contribution to truth and clarity at this point. That would be a good thing.
Section 28a of the Infection Protection Act is, ladies and gentlemen, the opposite of what you describe here as an enabling act. We identify 17 specific measures that are suitable to prevent the virus from spreading. We stipulate that when selecting these means, the countries have to orientate themselves on the dynamics of the expansion. We draw clear boundaries for bans that are particularly sensitive to fundamental rights, such as bans on meetings, church services or visits to retirement homes. And, ladies and gentlemen, we are limiting the federal states’ interventions to four weeks and demanding clear justifications for extensions. So where is your complaint?
But there is one thing we are not doing, ladies and gentlemen, that we are not taking over government actions or the responsibilities of the countries. The German Bundestag controls the government, it does not replace it. Anyone who says we abolished democracy is lying.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Matthias W. Birkwald [DIE LINKE]: Even Georg Nüßlein is right!)
I also want to say again very clearly: We are not making vaccinations compulsory. We ensure that a basis is created so that in the end you can also vaccinate; because the question will not be: who has to? But: who is allowed and when? I ask people to bear this in mind.
With all the arguments we are hearing at the moment, it would be important to me that the people outside form an idea for themselves, that they do not believe everything that is spread on social media, and that they always ask themselves the question: Cui bono ? – Whom is this good for? That would help a lot, ladies and gentlemen.
(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD – shouts from the AfD)
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