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Patriot Games: Mark Levin Says if We Don't Do This, We Will Lose America

Patriot Games: Mark Levin Says if We Don't Do This, We Will Lose America Read Transcript


No retreat!

[BATTLE CRIES]

DAVID BRODY: As the Patriot, Mel Gibson

may have played the movie role, but national author, TV,

and radio personality Mark Levin wants

to bring that persona to the modern-day world

via the airwaves.

This is LevinTV.

I'm Mark Levin where we are not fair and balanced.

We are 100% pro-American and patriots here.

DAVID BRODY: His new book, "Rediscovering Americanism",

provides to Americans clues to this country's

structural founding and the progressive philosophy trying

to fundamentally destroy it.

People are curious about their country.

They're curious about its founding.

They're curious about liberty.

They don't hear a lot about it.

You turn on TV and never hear about it.

The culture never discusses it.

DAVID BRODY: Levin rights that wrong by going deeper

into the writings of top liberal philosophers and thinkers

in order to reveal their true agenda.

The early progressives like Wilson and Croly

and these fellows, they relied on philosophers

like Marx and Hegel and Rousseau, all of whom

reject the notion of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.

Now that phrase-- those phrases are in our Declaration

of Independence.

They're not even taught in most public schools.

They're certainly not taught in universities and colleges,

yet that goes to the core of our founding.

DAVID BRODY: Levin says rejecting natural law means

progressives reject a vital part of civil society.

There are universal laws.

There are universal eternal truths--

right and wrong, good and evil.

A moral order.

People are to be virtuous and prudential, and be temperate

and so forth and so on.

And what does it mean--

universal truths?

Well, these God-given universal truths.

Man can't make them, man can take him away,

whether it's in the form of a legislature, a dictator,

or a vote in your community.

DAVID BRODY: Levin points out President Woodrow Wilson as one

of the biggest offenders who espoused a progressive doctrine

before taking over as commander-in-chief.

Woodrow Wilson relentlessly attacked separation of powers.

He relentlessly attacked the principles of the Declaration.

He dismissed them.

He dismissed the Declaration as a revolutionary document

by pioneers that have nothing to do

with a modern and complex society, as he

had to to be a progressive.

DAVID BRODY: Levin says progressives believe

rewriting American history will allow them to create a monster

government where the state and individual become one.

In other words, a world where elites know best, not you.

Let me ask you a question about that--

about this massive administrative state.

How are these people experts?

They're part of the civil service.

They're part of a public sector union.

Some of them have their jobs because of seniority.

Some of them have them because of affirmative action.

Is it based on training?

Is it based on Ivy League schools?

Is it based on experience?

So the whole myth that government

is filled with these experts who are noble,

who are going to improve health care and education

and so forth, it's been a myth.

It's been a lie from day one, from their philosophers

to their thinkers to their current politicians

like Bernie Sanders.

DAVID BRODY: Levin says elitism leads

to government-created rights never intended by our founders.

Our colonists didn't fight a revolution

for health care and food and shelter.

They figured we'll take care of that.

We want our liberty.

We want our freedom.

We do not engage in the battle of ideas--

not so much against the elites but elitism.

We're going to lose because most societies are formed

by the elites, by the intellectuals,

by the academics whether we like it or not.

DAVID BRODY: You could say this book issues a dire warning--

rediscover Americanism or risk losing

our country's reason for being.

Another example of Levin seeking to play the role of patriot

or possibly that of modern-day founding father

if there were such a thing.

Have you ever thought about going back

in time to a certain period in history where you might--

Yes.

I had a feeling you might have thought about that.

What period of history would have that been?

I would have loved to have been

a delegate at the Constitutional Convention.

And sometimes I think to myself I was born at the wrong time.

I really do hope.

That the birth of a nation--

to have an impact at the birth of a nation--

not that I would have done any better,

but just to participate in that--

I can't think of anything--

other than family--

I can't think of anything more glorious.

And so I think that would be it.

What about being a truth-teller today, though?

History will judge.

DAVID BRODY: Judging by the best seller lists,

Mark Levin is clearly making a difference.

A modern-day patriot using pen, microphone, and today's

media as his weapons to keep the dream of America's founders

alive.

David Brody, CBN News.

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