On Wednesday’s broadcast of Sean Hannity’s radio show, Mark Levin made a rare appearance to offer a less-than-optimistic view of the state of the union and why this election is so important.
Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” told host Sean Hannity the country is already governed as a “soft tyranny” in all the little ways every individual’s day-to-day life is regulated.
“Let me tell you something — I have argued and I will continue to argue as Alexis de Tocqueville did. I address him in the book, too. We are in a soft tyranny right now. You may own a house, but you can’t do what you want to with the house, even if it’s reasonable. You may want a particular toilet in your house. You can’t have that toilet in your house … I’m just saying, you don’t need to flush 14 times? Same with the shower head. You can’t have the kind of automobile you want. I mean, I could go on and on and on. What’s happening is the circle of liberty, as I put it around every individual is getting tighter and tighter and tighter and tighter.”
Ultimately he said the election isn’t just President Barack Obama versus Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but the broader ideals each side represents.
“But I look at it this way — if we all step back, this really isn’t an election between two men,” he said. “This is an election between two ideas. One is the American dream and one is a massive welfare stare — a welfare state that is expanding and collapsing at the same time.”
Hannity asked Levin if the point of no return has come if Obama wins in November, to which Levin said it probably is since every other branch of government isn’t living up to its implied duties.
“In my mind, it is probably yes,” Levin said. “And I’m going to tell you something — that doesn’t mean I’m not going to fight the rest of my life. I’m not going to curl up in a fetal position and leave my family exposed to this. But it’s going to make the battle a thousand times more difficult. We have a man as president of the United States that does not feel constrained by the Constitution — has nothing but contempt for it. We have a Congress that seems incapable of responding to it. They’re utterly timid and cowardly. We have a Supreme Court, even if you look at John Roberts that gives its imprimatur to the most outrageous power grab to the federal government in our lifetime. So basically, rather than checks and balances of the federal government, we have collusion in the branches of government against the individual and the states. Keep in mind, the states gave birth to the federal government. The federal government was supposed to be relatively innocuous. Now the states are impotent to a large extent. They gave birth to the federal government. Now they live at its behest. It’s not a constitutional republic. It’s not a federal republic. I’m not sure what it is. That’s why I call it “Ameritopia.” I just know the Constitution in so many respects is not adhered to anymore and that’s the fight.”