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German responsibility by Arminius1871 German responsibility by Arminius1871
You shall believe in Germany´s future,
and the new rise of your people.
Don´t allow that they rob this spirit,
despite everything what happened in the past.
And thou shalt act as if,
of you and your actions alone
the fate of the german future
lies in your responsibility.

by Albert Matthai

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_M…
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:iconbabanobuharu:
Mein Patriotenherz kommt in Wallung, erblicke ich solch weisen Spruch. Doch oh weh, wo seid Ihr, Kameraden, die gemeinsam mit mir das Vaterland retten aus seiner größten Not?
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:iconarminius1871:
Deine Worte sind aber auch entzückend, vllt. solltest du mal ein Gedicht hochladen :)
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:iconmenapia:
Change the name of the country and it would be a great motto for civics class, the last politician who said anything with a similar spirit in Ireland was the great poet W.B Yeats who served as a Senator after independence.  Shortly afterwards he was eased out of office by the govt.. Great German unification map by the way
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:iconarminius1871:
Hey thanks a lot, yes I think every nation should have such a spirit,
to do the best for the community and the country, of course at the same time
also respect other nations :)

We have a rather good image of Ireland here in Germany btw.,
but we think you should at last get back North-Ireland^^
Is there any chance u can get it? The IRA was not successful yet.
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:iconmenapia:

The IRA are an anti constitutional group and membership is illegal resulting in a prison sentence.  During our Civil War in the 20's we had a choice of a legal govt. elected freely by the people under the rule of law or the IRA who saw themselves as the rightful govt..  The main reason they lost was that they didn't have the support of the people. 

When I did criminal law during the last term of the law degree we covered a case involving one of these IRA men who was arrested for bank robbery in the 70's. This man shot a member of the Gardaí Siochana (Police) dead in cold blood.  This guy refused to acknowledge our law, he also claimed that the elected govt. is illegitimate etc.. Recently they have become Irelands equivalent to the Mafia, before Christmas one of their leaders was assassinated in Dublin by a gang involved in drug dealing and protection rackets, they're considered only criminals who wave the national flag around. 

As for the north we have a treaty in place that states that there will be unification only when the people freely wish for it.  It is a mature and democratic attitude to have and the IRA's actions only blighted innocent lives.  

In my home town we have a little park at the back of the Law Court where they shot six IRA men by firing squad for treason, after independence these men crossed the border into Northern Ireland and planted bombs which killed innocent farmers.  One of their colleagues wasn't arrested the amadan blew himself up by accident, he sat on the plunger for the explosives.

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:iconarminius1871:
Oh dear, I didn´t know it, I knew there were dead, but sometimes our news say,
they were great revoluzzers. Seems they don´t care about lifes.
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:iconmenapia:
We had to cover a court case involving one of their members two terms back during Criminal Law, McGueret was the guys name, he was an IRA fanatic and so was his father who died in jail for murder.  This fellow sought a Habeus Corpus claiming that the state did not have authority to arrest him or jail him, in effect that our laws did not apply to him since he refused to acknowledge the existence of our state etc.

There is a connection between Germany and Ireland in our laws since our constitution copied a lot of ideas from your liberal Weimar constitution and from the current German one, we also copied all our laws regards Habeus Corpus and Civil liberties from you.  
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kazi2000 Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspirational, mein kamarad ! I belive everyone that loves and respects it's nation and it's country should take example from the words of Albert Matthai.
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:iconadmiralterrencehood:
Deutschland Meine Heimat, Meine Liebe, Mein Stolz

Ein Reich, Eine Volk, Ein Kaiser
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:iconarminius1871:
Vielen Dank, so ist es!!
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