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Mark Levin: Progressives ‘Want to Use the Supreme Court to Change Our Constitution’

By Max Augros | June 28, 2018 | 4:28pm EDT
Conservative talk-radio host
Mark Levin. 

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Wednesday, host Mark Levin called attention to what is, in his opinion, an ongoing progressive agenda to change the U.S. Constitution through the power of the U.S. Supreme Court, saying, “they want to use the Supreme Court to change our constitution” to achieve the “utopian ideas that they have.”

“They view the appropriations bills the same way, the budget bills the same way, the bureaucracy the same way. You and I are trying to defend these institutions,” stated Mark Levin. “You and I are trying to get those boundaries back in place between the federal government and the states and between all government and the individual. The progressives can’t do that because their agenda is so extreme, it’s so impossible – it’s impractical – that they are never going to surrender it.”

“But it doesn’t matter because they are a mix of anarchists and iron-fist proponents of government,” he said. “And what you do when you do that is you destroy the civil society. You create balkanization, you divide a nation along all kinds of cultural, ethnic, religious, racial lines, and you pump energy into your agenda by ripping down and attacking, if not destroying, the status quo.”

Mark Levin’s comments came after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to retire yesterday. Justice Kennedy will leave behind a vacancy in the court on July 31.

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

“See, the statists slash progressives use the instrumentalities of liberty, of republicanism – lower case ‘R’ – of constitutionalism, against them. So we have a Supreme Court under our constitution. So they want to use the Supreme Court to change our constitution, to drive us towards this [sic] sort of centralized, um, utopian ideas that they have, which of course will destroy our society, as they have other societies. They view the appropriations bills the same way, the budget bills the same way, the bureaucracy the same way.

“You and I are trying to defend these institutions. You and I are trying to return us to a constitutional republic. You and I are trying to get those boundaries back in place between the federal government and the states and between all government and the individual. The progressive can’t do that because their agenda is, is so extreme, it’s so impossible – it’s impractical –, that they are never going to surrender it. Not until the last person loses the last bit of liberty they have. Not until the last person loses the last bit of individualism that they have. Not until they are able to rewrite the constitution and create their own blueprint, a blueprint which to this day they cannot fully explain or describe to all the rest of us.

“But it doesn’t matter because they are a mix of anarchists and iron-fist proponents of government. And what you do when you do that is you destroy the civil society, you destroy individualism, you create balkanization, you divide a nation along all kinds of cultural, ethnic, religious, racial lines, and you pump energy into your agenda by ripping down and attacking, if not destroying, the status quo. Now the status quo I don’t mean in terms of policy, I mean in terms of our constitutional republic.

“This is why they attack religion. You don’t have to be particularly religious, but religion is a problem for the statists, because in many ways it substitutes government for religion. So religion is a problem, [it] has to be pushed out of the public square. There’s nothing in the constitution that compels pushing religion out of the public square. There was religion in the public square when the constitution was adopted and ratified.

“Is the constitution perfect? No, that’s why there’s an amendment process. Is the constitution perfect? No, that’s why the vast majority of decisions are supposed to be left to the individual in this country. Is the constitution perfect? No, that’s why so many decisions are supposed to be left to the states. Well what if a state is imperfect? Well you can change the state government or you can go to another state. Not true when you talk about a country.”

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