During his nationally syndicated radio show on Monday, host Mark Levin criticized the media’s coverage of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, saying, “No, the Klan and the Neo-Nazis and the White Supremacists do not represent America.”
“Despite what the media say, despite what the self-serving politicians say, no, this does not represent America,” said Levin. “No, the Klan and the neo-nazis and the white supremacists do not represent America. They do not represent the majority of white people in America.”
Below is a transcript from Levin’s show on Monday, August 14:
“The irony here is, we constitutional conservatives -- not right-wing, not right-wing -- we constitutional conservatives what is it that we believe in? The Declaration of Independence.
“What does it tell us? It tells us that God Almighty, himself has created every individual human being in his image. And every individual human being has inalienable rights to life, to liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- every single one, regardless of race, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of religion.
“Who is it that promotes the Declaration of Independence at every turn? We the constitutional conservatives. Who is it that turned to the Declaration of Independence in 1858 when he was debating during the senate campaign in Illinois? Stephen A. Douglas? It was Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858 in his famous Lewistown, Illinois speech.
“Over and over and over again, the Declaration of Independence. Over and over and over again, talking about the great Founding Fathers, who gave us the Declaration of Independence.
“He knew many of them held slaves. He knew that. But he said they gave us the Declaration of Independence because they knew that their children and their grandchildren would have to address this once and for all.
“The neo-nazis-- Despite what the media say, despite what the self-serving politicians say, no, this does not represent America. No, the Klan and the neo-nazis and the white supremacists do not represent America. They do not represent the majority of American white people in this country.
“It’s just not true. And I know it, and you know it, which is why we’re disgusted with these people -- disgusted with them.”