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11-17-2012, 06:33 PM #1
Mark Levin: Tea Party Only Thing That Stands 'Between Liberty And Tyranny'
Mark Levin: Tea Party Only Thing That Stands 'Between Liberty And Tyranny'“The Tea Party is the only thing that stands between liberty and tyranny,” Levin said. “We have to defeat the Republican establishment mush in Washington, D.C.”
by Tony Lee 16
Conservative scholar, talk radio host, and former Reagan administration official Mark Levin said conservatives need to first overthrow the Republican establishment to more successfully take on President Barack Obama and the institutional left.
“We cannot get through Obama and the left until we get through the Republican Establishment,” Levin said, railing against establishment consultants who attack the base and politicians who know nothing of “Burkean reform” because they have spent their whole careers “clawing their way to the top.”
In a talk at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday with his mentor, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, for whom Levin served as Chief of Staff, Levin said the Republican Party is, “devouring the conservative movement,” and the old bulls need to step aside in favor of a new generation of conservatives who are fluent in conservatism.
“It’s time for the old bulls to get out of the way and for the fresh faces who believe in conservatism and liberty and originalist principles to step up,” Levin said, criticizing those like House Speaker John Boehner for “yielding territory” to the left in negotiations.
Levin said the Tea Party consists of constitutionalists, libertarians, Evangelicals, and those who are against the rigged establishment, beltway culture that for too long has not embraced conservatism and, as a consequence, lost national elections (George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney).
“The Tea Party is the only thing that stands between liberty and tyranny,” Levin said. “We have to defeat the Republican establishment mush in Washington, D.C.”
Levin also named the establishment media organizations and institutions on the right that he said were not helping advance the conservative cause.
He said, “in a lot of our media outlets,” there are “a lot of old, dreary people who are just around all the time” who “reject” Reaganism.
Levin named Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard, who recently called for more tax increases; and the National Review, the Washington establishment publication that vigorously supported Mitt Romney in the primaries, Levin said, in many ways, has “become a mouthpiece for the Republican party.”
Levin said the Republican Party will go the way of the Whig Party if they do not put out more “cutting-edge intellectuals and artistic” spokespeople for the conservative cause that transcends race or class.
Shortly after President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Levin wrote Liberty and Tyranny, which sold over a million copies despite not being reviewed and being completely ignored by mainstream media outlets and programs.
The prescient book not only clearly articulated what would eventually turn out to be the Tea Party’s opposition to Obama’s statism (Levin knew what Obama was going to do before even Obama) but was also symbolic of how, in the new media age, books and ideas could commercially succeed without the legacy media institutions of yesterday that no longer act as gatekeepers.
To appeal to young people and minorities with conservatism, Levin said Republicans needed to call on parents and grandparents to have an impact on young people and appeal to their sense of liberty and anti-authoritarianism.
He said this “bottom up federalism” can appeal not only to young people but to minorities.
Levin noted that capitalism is the plan and the strategy is the constitution, and that was the foundation of Reaganism.
He said after Reagan, George H.W. Bush lurched to the left rather than “build up Reaganism” and the party and the conservative movement has not been the same since.
Levin also said ethnic front groups who want more balkanization instead of assimilation are also threats and need to be called out.
In talking about Republican institutions, Levin said the Republican National Committee needs to be managed better because, simply put, “when you lose, you gotta bring some other people here.”
“Backbenchers need to go to the front,” Levin said, noting that the frontbencher establishment class has been trying to “clean out” conservatives who do not toe the moderate, establishment line.
Levin said Obama would inevitably overreach on many fronts during his second term. For instance, Levin predicted Obama would try to break down America’s sovereignty by working with the United Nations on a global tax and committing America to more international military arrangements.
“The people are going to rise up,” Levin said.
When discussing the future of conservatism, Levin highlighted in particular Texas Senator-elect Ted Cruz and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, among others.
“I love Sarah Palin,” Levin said.
“You see how intelligent she is?,” Levin asked, noting that Palin is nothing like the caricature of her on the left and in the mainstream media.
Levin said Palin should be given credit for effectively and enthusiastically articulating the conservative cause, even though she has been attacked by the mainstream media and the Republican establishment.
"Yet, she still rallies the base a hundred times more than these people telling us what we are supposed to do,” Levin said.
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08-18-2013, 04:59 AM #2
Mark Levin: ‘The Republican Party has Surrendered’
Mark Levin: ‘The Republican Party has Surrendered’
Posted 08.16.13 by Matthew Burke, TPNN News Editor
Mark Levin: “A handful of conservatives are fighting the good fight. The Republican Party has surrendered.”
Constitutional Attorney, leading talk show host, and author of the new bestseller, The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin, a lifelong Republican, slammed the Republican Party establishment and leadership, including John Boehner, in an appearance on Your World with Neil Cavuto on FOX News (see video below). In an extensive interview with Cavuto, initially about Obama’s arbitrarily and unconstitutionally rewriting parts of Obamacare, Levin makes the point that these actions are an example that we’re living in a “post-constitutional” America.
NEIL CAVUTO: Mark, I’m wondering as I finish reading this book, whether it’s already too late. MARK LEVIN: I hope it’s not too late. But my suggestion is, with Obamacare and all the rest that is going on here, we need to breathe life back into the Constitution. I argue we’re in a post-constitutional period for the most part. This is evidence of it. Obamacare was passed unconstitutionally.
Congress did not have the power to do this. It was signed by the president who didn’t have the power to sign this into law and the Supreme Court twisted the Constitution, and amended the Constitution, to give its imprimatur to this, and now you see, 2,700 pages…20,000 pages of regulations. Pelosi said, “pass it and we’ll know what’s in it.” We passed it and we still don’t know what’s in it.
Levin then alludes to, as Harry Reid recently admitted, that Obamacare is the precursor to a full-on communist, single-payer system.
NEIL CAVUTO: Do you think they actually did know what was in it, they just weren’t going to share it?
MARK LEVIN: I think they did this massive law written by all these special interests and so forth — and ideologues, and they figured as time went on they would manipulate it, just as they are now, and if it falls, then they’ll push their single-payer plan. The fact of the matter is, they’ve taken an entire private industry and turned it on its head.
Levin then slammed Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, for turning “the Constitution on its head,” by “rewriting the bill and changing the meaning of the bill,” for redefining the non-compliance penalties, which both Obama, who signed the law, and Democrat congressman who wrote the bill, said were penalties and were not taxes. Levin then took aim at his own Republican Party establishment and the political consultant class, specifically naming Karl Rove for exhibiting great weakness in the fight to defund Obamacare:
NEIL CAVUTO: What happens to this (Obamacare) now? Another delay. Republicans are saying, defund it, even if it risks the government shutdown to force it.
Levin clarifies with Cavuto that it’s not the Republican Party establishment that is pushing to defund Obamacare, but a handful of bold, principled conservatives like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, who are “fighting the good fight.”
MARK LEVIN: No, no…a handful of conservatives are fighting the good fight. The Republican Party has surrendered. The Republican Party, despite Karl Rove and others telling you there’s a thousand ways to kill it, there’s not. And the fact of the matter is, they won’t even make an argument against it. They have these phony votes on repealing that they knew would not be considered. The power of the purse is the only way to address this.
There’s much more to this great interview with the “Great One,” Mark Levin. WATCH BELOW:
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