Pim Fortuyn's political party has a website. Understandably they made a 'web' rookie mistake by turning their homepage into a condoleance register without posting links to pages deeper in the site. Luckily Michiel Visser sent me an email with directions to the 'list'.
In dutch politics (and I'm no expert) you vote for the political part of your choice, based on each party's list. #1 on the list is called the 'lijst trekker', which translates to the 'list puller'. Let's just call it the representative. The numbers 2-50 however are also important, depending on the number of 'seats' a party wins in the elections, people on that list start to become ministers, secretaries and other governmental officials..
This is ofcourse a simplification of my understanding of the Dutch system. The point is that information about the other people on the list is of utmost importance.
Whilst delving through the list I came across an english version of the Lijst Pim Fortuyn (LPF) party programme. It is based on Fotuyn's last book 'The mess left after eight years of the Purple Coalition", which was published on 15 March.
I purchased a pre-release of the book on March 12th and published my review and [positive] opinion the day after. It is written in Dutch, the first line's translation is: "I have been wrong about Pim Fortuyn."
I am fluent in both dutch and english. The party programme as posted is a factual and accurrate translation of the book's ideas and plans.
Have a read, it won't take long. I'm very anxious to know how US citizens feel about Fortuyn's ideas. Please bear in mind while reading that the Netherlands was not built by immigrants as the US was. That and the fact that the very house in Amsterdam I sit in as I write this was built 100 years before the US constitution was written. The city of Amsterdam itself is more than 700 years old.