This is a rather interesting story. After the second world war, the new Germany needed a new Constitution. One that would prevent the return of Nazism.
Guess who had a hand in writing that new Constitution?
This makes me wonder, at a time like this when the Republican party is dead set on anti-democratic actions, including storming the Capitol to kill legislative members and install Trump king, why are the intelligence agencies precluded from stopping these actions?
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has put the country’s largest opposition party under surveillance as a potential threat to the country’s constitution, according to public broadcaster ARD and other media outlets. The move affects dozens of lawmakers who are in the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party.
Members of the AfD say the investigation is politically motivated, aimed at weakening the party. In January, one party leader accused Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government of “trying to stigmatize us and to really put us in the Nazi corner.”
The Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, is not commenting publicly on the investigation. But the designation of the AfD as a suspected case of anti-constitutional activity escalates the agency’s ongoing inquiry, allowing it to start a number of surveillance operations, from cultivating informants and tapping phone calls to reading emails.
Read more; https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/973276951/germany-places-right-wing-opposition-party-under-domestic-surveillance