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Levin: Progressivism and Constitutionalism Can’t Function Together – ‘They’re Oil and Water’

By Gavi Greenspan | June 4, 2018 | 3:54pm EDT
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

Getting along with progressivism would necessitate surrendering constitutionalism, radio host Mark Levin said on his nationally syndicated radio talk show program Friday. The two can’t function together – “They’re oil and water.”

“There is no way for progressivism and constitutionalism to function together in harmony,” stated Mark Levin.

“They’re oil and water,” Levin continued later, “which is why the early intellectual progressives blasphemed the Declaration of Independences and its principles, blasphemed the founders of this country.”

Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show on Friday:

“When I hear it said can’t we get along in politics? Can we do something in a bipartisan way? For us to get along with progressivism is for us to surrender constitutionalism. It’s to surrender the Declaration of Independence.

“Those of you who’ve listened to this program or watched Levin TV, or those of you who’ve read my books, particularly my last one, “Rediscovering Americanism,” you understand this.

“There is no way for progressivism and constitutionalism to function together in harmony. The Constitution has firewalls. Progressivism does not. The Constitution separates powers to prevent the centralization of authority in the handful of a relative few. Progressivism preaches the concentration of power in the handful of a few number, a few number of elitists claiming to, to work for the people. The Constitution emphasizes individualism. It’s why we have the Bill of Rights. Progressivism emphasizes collectivism, that you can realize your individualism through the collective. They’re oil and water, which is why the early intellectual progressives blasphemed the Declaration of Independences and its principles, blasphemed the founders of this country.

 

“And you hear it today. ‘Oh, they’re slave owners.’ So, nothing they wrote, nothing they said, nothing they did, is to be taken, not just seriously, but with reverence. So, the nation they created is a nation that is so defective, so devoid of morality and principles, that it is to be replaced.

“And replaced with what? Well, to be replaced with progressivism. Well, what is it? Well, we don’t know exactly. We know its general outlines. We know that it seeks to fundamentally transform us from a constitutional republic to something else. And that’s what’s taking place. And that’s the so-called resistance, the resistance to constitutional republicanism, the resistance to the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and set forth in our governing document, which is the manifestation of our principles in the Declaration, that is the Constitution.

“And you can see the cultural rot that results from this because progressivism has no morings. What’s here today is greater than what was here yesterday, and what’s here today is not great enough, because tomorrow we’re gonna even make it greater. Not you individuals, not entrepreneurs, not people of faith, government, government’s gonna do this.”

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