Front National (Louisianne)
The Front National of Louisianne is a sister party to the French party of the same name. The Louisiannan Front National claims Jean-Marie Le Pen as their founder, and claims their party foundation as 1972, however official records state it as being in 1992. Unlike the FN of France, which often lobbies for a stronger central govnerment in Paris, the FN of Louisianne directs its efforts to strengthening the control of the Council and First-President, often voting in support of legislation that will give increased political power to Paris-sur-Mizouri.
Declaring itself to be "right", most analysts would classify the Front National and their aims as being far or extreme right. Claims of racism against the Front National are often lobbied by minorities, especially the Amerindiens of Nouvelle Navarre.
Louisianne claims Jean-Marie Le Pen as leader of the party since its foundation, however there is no official link between the two parties (at present) and the Louisiannan Front can be best seen as a similarly styled party. Because of Le Pen's figurehead status, the true leader of the Louisiannan Front, Franc Lafitte styles himself as a Vice-Undersecretary. Other major members are:
- Lars Simonet, "Assistant to the Vice-Undersecretary" (Vice President)
- Irène Holeindre, General Delegate of the Front National
- Alphonse Guerin, General Secretary
- Eugènia Joly, Press Secretary
The Front National has a comprehensive political platform available at any of its offices around the country. Amongst other things it argues for:
- A return to more "traditional" values: to include making access to abortion more difficult or illegal; giving an income to the homemakers; promoting certain local traditional culture.
- Compulsory military service.
- Greater independence from the international organizations.
- The establishment of tariffs or other protectionist measures against cheap imports from other countries.
- Reinstatement of the death penalty.
The party opposes immigration, particularly from Tejas and Alta California and of underpriviledged persons from the North American League. In a standardized pamphlet delivered to all French electors in the 2001 First-Presidential election, Franc Lafitte proposed the "sending back" of "1.5 million non-Louisiannans" out of Louisianne, by "humane and dignified means, but by all means possible". This was poorly received by many voters.
In the subsequent campaigns, the stress was more on issues of law and order. Recurrent National Front themes include tougher law enforcement, higher sentences for all crimes and the reinstatement of the death penalty.