Former President for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen, has long been known for his extreme statements. Now the CDU wants to get rid of him as soon as possible. It won’t be easy.
The man the CDU now wants to get rid of was once Germany’s top constitutional protection officer. You always have to keep that in mind. It was his task to defend the free democratic basic order in Germany. What you should avoid as far as possible: Taking extreme political positions yourself. Ultimately, this blinds you to potential threats.
However, Hans-Georg Maassen is doing exactly that. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe that he did not already think what he says and writes when he was President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. A few recent examples:
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