March 21st, 2023

March 21st, 2023

On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show, when you apply populism to things, you apply majority rule; but we are a Republic and specifically not a majoritarian parliament. It is unbelievable how pseudo-Conservatives are trashing Ronald Reagan along with other great statesmen who defeated the Soviet Union and Communism. We see the rise of communist China, what Russia has done to Ukraine and Europe, Iran being one step away from having a nuclear weapon, and North Korea having ICBMs that can reach America. The enemy is getting stronger and stronger, and these pseudo-Conservatives have no official position for stopping it. Also, Donald Trump has done things for the American people that none other President has. Establishment Republicans have always hated him because they wanted Jeb Bush, and smear anyone in the party who defends Trump. Trump has been stabbed in the back countless times and has tremendous courage to not back down to the Democrat party and their media, who are used to Republicans backing down and surrendering to their attacks. Now today somebody leaked the D.C. District Court judge’s sealed order to ABC News and it’s everywhere. This leak is a quintessential example of obstruction of justice and makes it impossible for Trump to get a fair trial, and a criminal act by the federal government by the judge, Jack Smith, or someone in their orbits.

Reagan’s Peace Through Strength

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Rough transcript of Hour 1

Hour 1 Segment 1

It is amazing, isn’t it? How many talk show hosts? How many cable hosts? How many columnists? How many pseudo conservatives? Or now I think I should call them George McGovern Republicans. We’re wrong about Kevin McCarthy. He wants a hearing. Into what this prosecutor so called the Soros hack is doing in Manhattan. He’s definitely the most conservative speaker. In modern times, he and Gingrich. He’s no Boehner’s son predicted He’s no Paul Ryan, as some predicted. So they should tell us they were wrong. Many of them are wrong about Ukraine and Russia. When Russia was amassing troops on Ukraine’s border, they denied. That Russia was going to invade Ukraine. They’re wrong about a lot, actually. And now, of course, they dump on Ronald Reagan. And they dump on our country while claiming they support America first. It’s not the way I was raised by my World War Two veteran father. Am I a World War two? Veteran? Grandfather. It’s not the way I was raised. Putting America last and then claiming you’re supporting America first. That’s propaganda. Trashing America while building up our enemies. Something terribly wrong with that. And of course, trashing Ronald Reagan. Now, that’s an old guy from an old time. Times have changed. I want you to listen to this, if you would. There’s a lot to discuss today with the different grand juries and so forth. But I thought I would start with this. This comes off a recent live in TV cut 17 go. Let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice of community support, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace and you can have it in the next second. Surrender. Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this. But every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement. And this is the spectre our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face, that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat. Eventually we have to face the final demand. The ultimatum. And what then? The weird thing about Republicans, particularly conservatives, is we have real heroes who believed in liberty and fought for it and who fought the so-called establishment. And one of the greatest of the greats was Ronald Reagan. And I find the more that I mentioned Reagan, his foreign policy, his domestic policy, the more he and I come under attack. And I think it’s because we have not exclusively, but to many younger Republicans who are relying on government, government intervention, they’re becoming they call themselves populists and populists actually ran a candidate in 1876. And he was a socialist. Because when you apply populism to things, you’re applying majority rule. But our government isn’t about populism, it’s about Republicanism, Little R Republicanism. We’re a republic. We’re specifically not a parliament and we’re not majoritarian. Look at the Bill of Rights. Read the Bill of Rights. There’s not a word there about populism or majoritarianism. Those are your individual rights given to you by God, and they can’t be taken away by anybody else. Certainly not morally or legitimately. But in other societies people can vote and take these rights away or the people are manipulated in a certain way to vote and take these rights away. Or the people vote once and they install regimes where they never vote again. And so you have these totalitarian regimes and again, you don’t have your rights. So this is very, very important to understand as we have this developing and new populism, nationalism and populism, nationalism is even oxymoronic. What does that mean? What if a majority of the people vote for globalism? Well, now, what are you going to do? All that’s perplexing. That’s confounding. We’ve been here before. This isn’t complicated. This is stupid. Conservatism. I started a movement many decades ago called Constitutional Conservatism is what Protects us. The framers, the great philosophers Locke and Montesquieu and Burke and HUME. And on and on and on. The men that the founders of our country had studied and believed in the Judeo-Christian ethic. Whether you’re an atheist or an agnostic, whether you like it or not, you live in a society that was founded on the Judeo-Christian ethic, which creates these rights and principles and understanding of society and so forth. And so when you start talking about populism, I always say to myself, Why do they define this? And when will they try and find a way to mesh that whatever they’re going to define with the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of Independence rejects populism. Talks about unalienable rights. That’s not populism. Talks about natural law, natural rights. That’s not populism. That’s got to a mighty talks about eternal truths. Talks about the divine has nothing go populism. Look at the Constitution. There’s only one body in the original Constitution that’s directly elected and that’s the House. And they have to share power with the Senate. The Senate was originally chosen by state legislatures. How about the courts? Are they elected? No. And thank God they’re not. That doesn’t mean there can’t be reforms of the sort that I proposed. The Liberty Amendments that I think are very important are the kind they’re proposing in Israel. What about the president and the vice president? There are people who believe left wing populists. So we had to get rid of the Electoral College. Why? So the Eastern seaboard or the western seaboard control the entire country. So the metropolitan areas control the entire country. So when you campaign, you can skip over middle America, you can skip over rural America, you can skip over small towns and villages in the suburbs, Just go for the cities. Well, the framers understood that. And that’s why we have an Electoral college. So all corners of the country have a say in or participate in the governing system. Even those that feed us provide us with the fuel that we need and all the rest. They’re not the most populous here. So are the least populist areas. And so this idea is is kind of problematic and throwing Reagan. Off the roof, along with Thatcher and Helmut Kohl and John Paul. The second. This lineup of tremendous, great statesmen who gave us the freest world in the history of mankind. As they collaborated to defeat the Soviet Union. And they succeeded. And hundreds of billions of people were freed from these captive nations that the Soviet Union controlled 15 of them and the Eastern Bloc nations. To just throw him overboard is really unbelievable to me. And quite frankly, it’s it’s an ideology of sorts that is not that different from Marxism. The world begins today. Why? Because I’m 28 years old and I know everything. The world begins today. Why? Well, because they were imperfect in the past. And we’re more perfect today. We know more. Me talking about you don’t know anything. Well, it doesn’t matter. And so we have that problem right now with people who believe they’re William F Buckley or William Rusher or Thomas Sowell or Milton Friedman and yet reject what they taught us. They try to come up with new theories and new ideas. Well, I’m not moving. I am who I am, as papa once said. And I don’t mean maybe about seven years ago to the day, our folks here prepared an opening for a convention we had when we started a conservative review. And it was quite a nice convention and I wanted to play it for you just a couple of minutes. It’s not about me. It’s about Reagan and the rendezvous with destiny. And again, I’m extremely troubled that Reagan is so passé now. Or to be rejected completely because he just didn’t get it. You know, we get it today. And by the way, an electoral juggernaut, massive landslide victories twice. And he had a fight. The Republican establishment didn’t get nominated. Let’s take a look from seven years ago. Go. Let’s set the record straight. There’s no argument over the choice between these four, but there’s only one guaranteed way You can have peace and you can have it in the next second. Serenity. Admittedly, there’s a risk in any course we follow other than this. But every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement. And this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face, that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight for surrender. If we continue to accommodate and continue to back and retreat. Eventually we have to face the final demand the ultimatum and what they’re. Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be. He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War. And some day, when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary. Because by that time. We will have been weakened from within. Spiritually, morally and economically. He believes that’s because from our side, he’s heard voices pleading for peace at any price or better than death. Or, as one commentator put it, he’d rather live on his knees and die on his feet. And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when the dust begin just in the face of this enemy. Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the Pharaoh’s? But Christ every to cross. Should the patriots of Concord Ridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools and our honor did. Who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis, who didn’t die in vain? Where then, is the road to peace? It’s a simple answer, after all. Have the courage to say to our enemies, there is a price we will not pay. There is a point beyond which they must not advance. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve it for our children. This the last, best hope of man on Earth. Or we’ll sentence them to take the last step in 1000 years of darkness. It’s too bad we don’t have a leader like Reagan right now. Really? It’s too bad. Now you can see why Ronald Reagan is considered one of the greatest presidents in American history.

Hour 1 Segment 2

Some of you may remember Jeane Kirkpatrick. He was professor at Georgetown, and she wrote some scholarly pieces, a Reagan read, and was very impressed with, such as the difference between fascism and communism. And while she deplored both. Her point about communism was it’s it’s an ideology. It’s a doctrine that spreads beyond one leader. And she was an anti-communist. She was a great patriot. She was our ambassador to the United Nations and one of the most articulate, strongest ambassadors that we ever had. Stood up to the Soviet Union and all the other regimes out there. There were enemies of of you, the American people, us. She was a neoconservative. A neoconservative is somebody who was a liberal Democrat. Some of them actually supported the Soviet Union early on, and then they saw what the Soviet Union became and they were repulsed by. And they switched parties, many of them. Some did, some didn’t, but they switched many of them. Kirkpatrick eventually would, as would others. And several of them joined the Reagan administration. And they were among the most loyal. pro-American anti-communist people to ever serve in the federal government. These people are now under attack. The modern Reaganite are traditionalists when it comes to national security. Cannot possibly be a neocon. Because the era of the neoconservative is over. There is no Soviet Union. Many of the neoconservatives were scholars and intellectuals who were Jewish. And switched over to Reagan. And the Republicans were extremely loyal to our military. Extremely patriotic. That’s why when people use the phrase neoconservative, they know. The what they’re really doing is attacking the Jews behind the movement. It’s really disgusting and it’s outrageous. They always see people hanging in the shadows, the federal contractors, the neoconservatives. They don’t want to debate the issues. They just want to be like modern Marxists.

Hour 1 Segment 3

We now have pseudo conservatives, if you will, who want you to believe that Ronald Reagan was a liberal. A neocon, a warmonger. Do you believe that? Or that if you you believe an ally should be supported, that every war is a forever war. You know, in the Middle East, the Israelis and their enemies have been going at it. For half a century. Is that a forever war? I’m just curious. The Cold War was a long war actually cost a tremendous amount of money and a lot of lives. Even though the superpowers didn’t duke it out directly, they certainly duked it out indirectly. A forever war. I suppose some of the most lethal wars in American history were not forever wars. World War Two. What were one? The Civil War. They weren’t forever wars. Our participation was about five years or less. But look at all the deaths. The fastest war would be a nuclear war be over very quickly. You see the fortune cookie phrases and labels that are used in the arguments today by these. Pacifist Republicans and neocon pseudo conservatives, I would say are absolutely useless. So keep looking for one of them to write a long form essay, something scholarly that I could share with you and go through it point by point on what their positions are, what is their diplomacy? What is their foreign policy? Not just tell me it’s America first. There needs to be American interests involved. Okay. There’s two paragraphs. But beyond that. Where do we draw lines? Do we draw? Draw them at Poland and Romania. Do we draw them at Taiwan? Do we draw them at Israel? But they’re far away to. What do they have to do with us? Then if you mention history. Yeah, well, history is different. This is a different time. Oh, I see. So when will they share with us the benefit of their genius? Rather than their hit and run columns. Which make no sense whatsoever to me. When will they stop trashing America? When will they stop trashing? Some companies that are actually patriotic and are not woke. Well, companies wouldn’t work overtime to provide our military with the kind of weaponry. That they need or develop the kind of weaponry that they need. In fact, the argument could be made. They wouldn’t even be in the business. Of developing or producing weapons at all. So why are we trashing them like their Ben and Jerry’s ice cream? And what is it? That these people want to do. To support our troops. Exactly how do they want to support our all volunteer military? What do they want to do? Do they want to build the military? How do they want to build it and why? Why do they even want to build up the military? Are they like Ron Paul, who wants to cut the military by 25%? Is that their view? What is their view? I’d like to know. But they won’t tell us in any coherent way. We have a right to know. If they’re going to keep attacking our history. They’re going to keep attacking our military. Oh, no, no, no. You don’t understand. They’re the real patriots. No, I don’t understand. If they’re so smart, why don’t they demonstrate? Because they can’t. Because their thinking isn’t new thinking. It’s old thinking. And it’s that kind of thinking that leads to world wars. There’s a led the World War Two. That’s their thinking. And it’d be nice if they laid it out for us if they were at least honest. You know, the first America First movement. They grabbed that title. Was also isolationists pacifist. Blame America first. We were the provocateurs. We were the imperialists. Some of the names of change, neo neocon, that sort of stuff. But at least they had the integrity and the honesty. To lay out exactly where they stood. They did not oppose the rise of the Third Reich, and they said so. They did not oppose the right the rise of Imperial Japan. And they said so. They did not oppose the rise. First among the three of fascistic Italy, which was first Communist Italy. But hey. It was none of our business. You would think we would learn by now. But if you’re relatively young and you don’t want to study American history. Then you’re not going to learn. Or if you think you’re smarter than everybody else, you’re not going to learn. Or if you censor relevant history and information in unleashing your broadsides, then you’re not going to learn. If you believe the American people are dumb, that they think their border is going to be secured by Joe Biden. And the Democrats have only if only we stop funding the war in Ukraine, as they put it, You’re a moron. Washington that’s full of war mongers. I could hear my dad now just spitting nails. Beijing is full of warmongers. Moscow is full of warmongers. Tehran’s full of warmongers. North Korea is full of warmongers. If we were warmongers, you’d think we’d just be supplying. Weaponry and money to Ukraine. Russia is on its back right now. That doesn’t mean I won’t get up. It’s a monstrous regime. And it’s amazing how little is said by these pseudo conservatives about Russia. About their crimes against humanity. Should we forget that history, too? And. When evil regimes commit genocide. Should we forget all that, all the black and white films? From half a century ago. Should we forget it? I guess so. People always say, I’m sure you’ve heard them say it, too. Why didn’t anybody do anything? You’ve heard me condemn The New York Times for covering up the Holocaust and for its correspondent in Berlin to be sympathetic to the Nazis. You’ve heard me condemn The New York Times because its correspondent in Moscow. Was a mouthpiece for Stalin and his slaughter of Ukrainians. You’ve heard me condemn The New York Times because of its reporter who went to Cuba. And endorse Castro. And helped. What were about 40 guerrilla fighters in the jungles destroy an entire country. And now in prison. Now. We see the rise of communist China. We see what Russia has done. Iran is. A couple of blinks away from having nuclear weapons. North Korea’s firing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads all over the neighborhood towards our allies. And now it has an ICBM that can go several thousands of miles, which means it will have an ICBM that can reach us. What do the pseudo conservatives and the Putin aides and the passages, what do they think about all this? Where is their white paper? Where is their position? Why won’t they tell us? My role. They lay it out an intelligent ways where we can read it. I’ll read it on the air. And we can discuss it. Where is it? Why does it matter? What happens in Iran. In the Middle East, in Israel. But it doesn’t matter what happens in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Why does it matter? And what about Taiwan? What is their position on Taiwan? I haven’t heard it. What should we do? Nothing. Do we act like we’re prepared for anything? Well, the enemy keeps getting stronger and stronger and stronger. This is reality. It’s not a label. It’s not a bumper sticker. It’s not trashing people who came before us. If you know how to run the world, at least show us what you mean when you say such things, because so far you haven’t told us a damn thing. Not a damn thing. Except forget history. Forget Reagan. Don’t link issues. You’re a neocon. We need to secure our border, which is obvious. Lay it out. And waiting for the Federalists to lay it out and waiting for Newsweek to lay it out. I’m waiting for Republican candidates to lay it out. Lay it out. If you’re capable of it, so the rest of us can read it. And debate it. You think you’re Bill Buckley? Now prove it. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 4

You know, luckily, I have the Fox Sunday show, Mr. Producer here, here and there on other shows, because I notice I’ve never quoted. Have you ever seen it? It’s rare. There’ll be some guy on the street. They pull in with a law degree. Oh, yeah. But we’re way ahead of the curve here. Way ahead of the curve on all the legal and constitutional issues. And come the next hour, that’s what I want to jump into. I am scheduled and I’m not supposed to say this, but I’ll say what I want to. Not for this Sunday, but for next Sunday to interview President Trump. Ostensibly, it was about his new book. So we’ll see if that if that interview remains or not. I had interviewed DeSantis for his book, you’ll recall, some time ago as well. Let me tell you something. While there is almost unanimity in the fact that Bragg, the Soros funded radical left wing D.A. in Manhattan, is trying to twist the law into a pretzel to go after a former president, which is the sort of thing that happens in in third world regimes and communist regimes and fascist regimes. Notice, they also say these phony legal analysts. The Georgia case is more significant in the Washington case. We wish that went first. Let me try yet again to package it all together and address it. I’ll be right back.