Transcript of Mark Levin speech at the House Call on Washington:
LEVIN: What the hell is this? (tossing health care bill to the ground)
First of all, I want to thank you all for coming out here. Many of you travelled from all over the country at great expense. And we thank you.
By the way, to the press here — this is what this is about. Write this down: liberty. Just wanted you all to know.
Now you see this building here? You own that building!
The people who are in the building today? They reject limited constitutional government. They have spent trillions and trillions of dollars that do not belong to them. They have bankrupted our children. They have driven unemployment to nearly 10 percent. They are destroying small businesses. They are nationalizing large businesses. They don’t believe in private property rights. They’re taking a wrecking ball to this magnificent society. And that’s the first nine months.
Now I know they haven’t read that bill, because I know they can’t write in the first place.
Not you (points to Republican House members in attendance). I mean them.
But they’re not done. Having ruined the banking system, the auto industry, the housing market, energy production, the education system, having robbed the Social Security Trust Fund, the Medicare Trust Fund, and the Highway Trust Fund — now they tell us to trust them.
Do you trust them?
Now they have their sights on the mother of all entitlements. They want to control you, they want to control your children, your parents, your doctor, your nurse — you in the press, you getting all this down? This is brilliant stuff.
These are patriot citizens out here and I’m tired of them being smeared, to be perfectly honest with you.
And we’re not going anywhere.
Now they want to control health care. They want to control what kind of insurance you can purchase. They want to control if you can purchase insurance. They want to decide what benefits you can and cannot have. They want to decide how much you’re going to have to pay.
And they want to ration care. And the bottom line is they want to play God and decide who lives and who dies.
That’s pretty scary. And for them when they’re asked if they have authority under the Constitution they laugh. To hell with the Constitution they say. To hell with individual liberty and private property; to hell with people who want nothing to do with this, which is most of us. But not so fast. We’re not ready for this.
(Crowd chants, “Vote them out.”) Vote them out, he says.
Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. They don’t know what they’re in for next November do they?
Alright. It’s a press conference. Doesn’t much matter. They won’t get it right anyway. Not all of you.
The politicians in this country, some of them not all of them, we need to be discerning, but a lot of the politicians in this country are drunk with power.
(Crowd chants, “Vote them out.”)They want me to cut to the chase. So here’s the chase. I want to quote Ronald Reagan.
Because he could say thing the rest of us could never say. He said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.”
God bless you and God bless America!!
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