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Levin: Obama ‘Trying to Lawyer His Way Into An Imperial Presidency’

By Emily Richards | June 16, 2015 | 12:12pm EDT

 

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said Monday that President Obama, who “has contributed nothing to the health and welfare of a healthy republic….is trying to lawyer his way into an imperial presidency.”

Discussing the 800th anniversary of the adoption of the Magna Carta, Levin said on his June 15 broadcast: “Here we have one man with the thinnest resume of any president if not in modern American history, all of American history, who is trying to lawyer his way into an imperial presidency which will exercise the very kinds of powers that were addressed and rejected in the Magna Carta 800 years ago.”

Here is a transcript of what Levin said:

"The key is the Magna Carta created for the first time, for the first time in 1215, the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law...The framers of the Constitution were quite familiar with the Magna Carta, and they borrowed from that, as well...And others have and still do.

“It still matters today. 1215. 800 years ago today. And here we are dealing with a president of the United States who has contributed nothing to the health and welfare of a healthy republic. And has done everything he can think of, everything conceivable, to tear it down.

“There’s so much history that came before Obama. So many great men and women that came before Obama. So many seminal events that came before Obama. So many deaths, so many battles, so many debates and speeches that came before Obama in order to promote the American Republic, and before.

“And here we have one man with the thinnest resume of any president if not in modern American history, all of American history, who is trying to lawyer his way into an imperial presidency which will exercise the very kinds of powers that were addressed and rejected in the Magna Carta 800 years ago.

“You see, ladies and gentlemen, these people are not progressive in any way. They don’t believe in human progress. They are regressive. They are throwbacks.

“Mankind has been fighting this kind of tyranny, this kind of mindset, this kind of ethos from the beginning. From the beginning of the civil society."

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