Monday, June 27, 2011

A Man and a Message Whose Time Has Come

If Mark Levin isn't the leading conservative of the day, he's certainly one of them. I contend he is the most articulate and sagacious renowned conservative. A debate between Levin and Barack Obama would be something to behold.

Levin held several positions in the Reagan administration. He's a constitutional lawyer, an accomplished author, and host of one of the top syndicated radio programs, The Mark Levin Show.  He's also president of Landmark Legal Foundation, which has, among other things, provided support to Virginia in its lawsuit against the Obama Administration over ObamaCare.

After recently re-reading Levin's best-selling  Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, I was struck again by how concise and compelling a case the author makes for conservatism vis-à-vis statism.

On his Thursday, June 23rd, radio show, Levin did a magnificent job of deconstructing point-by-point what is, in effect, a modern-day "progressive manifesto" in the form the current Time cover story titled "One Document, Under Siege." The piece is written by the magazine's managing editor, Richard Stengel, and was the subject of a recent AT blog post. Levin's excellent retort to Stengel can be heard  here (from here).

Why we don't hear a steady drumbeat from the mouths of Sen. Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, et al. of the fundamental conservative points and principles enunciated by Levin is a mystery and a source of frustration.

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