Tag: Mark Levin

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Within the last 48 hours I’ve heard both Sean Hannity and Mark Levin refer on their radio shows to the “transcript” of Trump’s July 25th conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine, the telephone call that might, in theory at least, give us a President Pence (admittedly a prospect not without horrors of its own). The […]

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Former Ricochet contributor Mollie Hemingway joins Joe Concha of The Hill on Mark Levin’s talk show last night. They discuss  issues about the Kavanaugh case and the media in general, with important media facts from Joe Concha. Mollie is fantastic as usual. About 40 minutes total, with about 5 minutes of interruptions for news and […]

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I finally realized who would know the answer to this question – someone on Ricochet!  What is Mark Levin’s announcer saying during the introduction to his radio show?   “…we once again make contact with our…?”  What is the next word or words?  Sounds like “lead a minute” to me, but that makes no sense. […]

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On Judicial Incoherence

 

In Case of TyrannyThe primary difficulty is in knowing where to start. A consistent run of luck continues to have me in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler when news breaks that our philosopher-kings on the Supreme Court have hurled yet another thunder bolt toward the benighted masses for the purpose of jolting us from our fixed creeds and established truths, directing us to trade in the accumulated wisdom of human experience for the latest epiphany of a gaggle of lawyers.

I was somewhere between Memphis and Little Rock, navigating potholes that Evel Knievel would have used ramps to cross, when I learned that Chief Justice Roberts’ restless mind had pondered the words, “established by the State,” and discovered that they actually mean, “not established by the State.” “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” explained Roberts. Uh huh. Well, yes, and Congress passed the National Prohibition Act of 1919 to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages, not to midwife organized crime, but it is not the legal prerogative of the Supreme Court to protect the legislature from the effects of its own laws.

Besides, if the Chief Justice wanted to deduce the intent of the Affordable Care Act in this regard, he had merely to consult the words of its architect, Jonathan Gruber, who said in 2012, “[I]f you’re a state and you don’t set up an Exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits. …I hope that’s a blatant enough political reality that states will get their act together…” But robed demigods are not interested in the intent or the plain meaning of the words, “established by the state.” Instead, Roberts’ focus was fixed on salvaging what Mark Steyn calls the “push-me-pull-you” monstrosity of Obamacare rather than his solemn duty to determine the constitutionality of the law as written. So he engaged in intellectual high jinks, literally rewriting the law (as he previously did when changing “penalty” to “tax”), and performed such mental gymnastics as required to affirm for the second time your fundamental right to be subservient to the federal government in matters effecting your health and, indeed, your life and death. Thus passeth another late June morning in post-constitutional America.

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After listening to John Podhoretz bash Mark Levin on the Glop podcast and reading comments from Nick Stuart’s post Who Else Should Stop Talking? I am disappointed in my fellow members’ profound ignorance of who Mark Levin is, and what he says and does.  According to them, he yells. He calls people names. And (because […]

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