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Photo: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen at CPAC 2018
NATIONAL HARBOR, OXON HILL, Maryland, February 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, 28, of France’s National Front party, blasted “gender theory delirium,” euthanasia, and surrogacy while defending natural law and the family at CPAC yesterday.
Maréchal-Le Pen, niece of National Front president Marine Le Pen, told America’s biggest conservative conference that France is losing its Catholic identity.
“After 40 years of mass immigration, Islamic lobbies, and political correctness, France is in the process of passing from the eldest daughter of the Catholic Church to the little niece of Islam,” she said. “And the terrorism…is only the tip of the iceberg. This is not the France that our grandparents fought for.”
She criticized the European Union as looking “only to the future while being contaminated with historic amnesia.”
“Without nation, and without family, the limits of the common good, natural law, and collective morality [disappear] as the reign of egoism continues,” said Maréchal-Le Pen.
“Today, even children have now become merchandise. We hear now, in the public debate, we have the right to order a child [through a] catalogue, we have the right to rent a woman’s womb, we have the right to deprive a child of a mother or father,” she continued. “No, you don’t. A child is not a right.”
“I came here to tell you that there is a youth ready for this fight in Europe today – a youth who believes in hard work, who believe…the flag means something, who wants to defend individual freedom and private property, a conservative youth who wants to protect their children from eugenics and from the gender theory delirium,” she said.
This is “a youth who wants to protect their parents from euthanasia and protect humanity from transhumanism.”
Maréchal-Le Pen said that “Brexit in the UK, Manif Pour Tous in France, and, of course, the election of the President Donald Trump prove a fact: when the people are given the opportunity to take their country back, they will seize it.”
Manif Pour Tous is the French pro-family movement.
She finished her speech, which received much applause, by reading a quote she said she likes very much: “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”
“Just like you, [the French] want our country back,” said Maréchal-Le Pen.