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Read and Listen to Mark Levin’s Full Speech to Turning Point USA’s 2019 Student Action Summit

LEVIN: He is a superstar. And I don’t even think you’re 30 years old yet, are you? And Turning Point is a magnificent organization. I cannot tell you, Foster and everybody else, how exciting it was to see how generous you are, because you’ll see Charlie and his team everywhere. And if they weren’t’ there, we would need to invent them. Very, very crucial. And I want to thank you for everything that you do.

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Now, what was done to the Constitution today damaged the Constitution today. Politics aside, you don’t use the impeachment clause to try and remove a President of the United States who hasn’t violated the Constitution, or federal law, or any rules.

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As a matter of fact, the people who violated the Constitution are the radical Democrats, who have a small majority in the House of Representatives. Listening to them today, as my wife Julie said, I’ve never heard them refer to the Constitution so often.

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And that is what the Left does. It uses liberty to destroy liberty. And it uses the Constitution to destroy the Constitution. It is amazing to me to hear these people, outside of impeachment, trash our history, trash Constitutional originalism, trash separation of powers, trash the Bill of Rights, while they push their socialist, centralized government agenda. And then, during impeachment, when they’re trashing the President and trashing the impeachment clause, they pretend that they support the Constitution of United States. They don’t, and they never will.

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And I’m gonna tell you why. You cannot be a progressive and be a Constitutionalist. They are counter to each other. You read the early progressives – Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, many, many others, the intellectuals in the progressive movement – what do they trash? The Declaration of Independence. They trash the Declaration of Independence, they trash the Constitution of the United States. Living and breathing, where do you think that comes from? That comes from Woodrow Wilson. Living and breathing. And he used to say, “The Constitution, you can’t have all these separation of powers, and federalism and all, the government’s like a body. You can’t have one organ over here and one organ over here.”

These modern-day progressives are anti-Constitutionalists. And let me tell you something. Donald Trump is the only one standing between them and us.

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For me, it’s not an issue of trade. For me, it’s not even an issue of regulations. This battle that we have today is over the United States Constitution. If we lose, they win. And if they win, our Constitution is eviscerated. This is no joke. I’m not talking about tax cuts, I love ‘em. I’m not talking about slashing regulations, I love ‘em. I’m not talking about secure the border, we damn well need to. I am talking about this Republic. This Republic is under attack by radical Democrats.

And I’ll tell you one other thing. They are joined by the media in this country. The radical Democrats and the media are one in the same thing. I wrote an entire book on it. Look at the history, look what’s taking place in this country, look how they mock the President, look how they celebrate impeachment, look how they trash people like Rand Paul, other Republicans in Congress, and so forth. When these men or women go on a show like Chuck Todd, or Meet the Press, they’re a fight. When Democrats go on these shows, they’re slobbered all over. They want to take out Fox News, particularly the primetime lineup, under constant attack. They want to take out talk radio, under constant attack. And yet, they claim to support the First Amendment and Free Speech. They don’t support the First Amendment and Free Speech, they don’t even support freedom of the press. They are progressives.

Now, this is very, very important to understand what’s taking place here. They have taught now, that not only are they impeaching the President, or have they today, but they might impeach him again. And if he’s elected, they might impeach him after that. Because, you see, they’re worried that he might cheat in the 2020 election. Or, that he might collude with a government after the election. This is ongoing tyranny! That’s exactly what it is, and you’re looking right at it!

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So while there might be political pushback, and God willing there is, I’m telling you, people who have influence in your own lives, in your own roles, with your own wealth, this is the battle. They think they’re a revolution, they are. They’re leading a counter-revolution to the American Revolution. We need to take up the cause of the American Revolution. When they quote Benjamin Franklin at the end of the Constitutional Convention, they don’t even know what the hell they’re talking about.

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I find it hilarious, they’re quoting George Washington, when they told us two months ago George Washington was a slave-owner. They can’t even get their own propaganda straight. That is why this organization is crucial on our college campuses. And let me tell you something else – see, I’ve got an audience, I can just go on and on and on.

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Without a commercial break. Our colleges and universities are ideological monopolies. Part of the problem is, the way faculty are hired. It’s incestuous. Ivy League leftists or Marxists hire Ivy League leftists or Marxists. And they give them tenure. And they pay them an enormous amount of money for teaching one or two courses a semester. It’s impossible to remove them. You and I are paying for this with our federal tax dollars, our state tax dollars, and when you pay the tuition of your kid, you’re subsidizing these efforts.

Isn’t it amazing that the Left is very concerned about so-called monopolies? They want to pass all kinds of laws to break up this group or break up that group, but they don’t want to break up the universities and colleges ever. In fact, they want kids to go there for free, which means you and I will pay for the destruction of our own country, and the ideologues who dress up as professors and are tenured. That can never happen.

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So Charlie Kirk and Turning Point – I’ll be honest, three years ago, I’d barely heard of Charlie Kirk. And I started seeing him on TV, and I said “What’s this Turning Point USA stuff?” And I started to look into Turning Point USA. And I realized how crucially important Turning Point USA is. And then you see Charlie, he goes to these college campuses, and more times than not he is brutalized because Soviet Marxism exists on our college campuses today. Not in the Soviet Union, in Russia, in our college campuses – and by the way, in a wing of the Democrat Party too, I might add.

Finally – and I’ll take a few questions after – I want to address something else here, that’s near and dear to my heart. And it is the rising anti-Semitism in the Democrat Party.

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And the rising anti-Semitism on our college campuses. When Omar and Tlaib and, I can’t even remember all their damn names.

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And Tlaib, and the others, said the things that they said, Nancy Pelosi couldn’t even pass a resolution in the House condemning one of them by name. She watered it down. That is a disgrace. And that element within the Democrat Party is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. And it is of grave concern to me. And this President has been the best friend the state of Israel has ever had.

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And Nancy Pelosi, and yes, Chuck Schumer, have been the worst enemies Israel has ever had. When they defended Obama and that Iran Deal, and let me tell you, even though Schumer voted against it, he supported it behind the scenes.

So the President has a lot of reasons to be proud of what he’s done. And I’m gonna tell you right now, I don’t know of another Republican running who could’ve withstood what he’s withstanding. I don’t know how he does it.

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I don’t know how he does it. Keep something in mind: They have issued scores of subpoenas against this man, involving his businesses, his finances, his banks, his taxes, his children, his friends, subpoenas that should never be issued. They’re utterly unconstitutional, Congress has no oversight of the President’s bank accounts. They’re not a criminal investigative body. There’s no due process rights, as Rand Paul’s talking about, there’s no checks and balances in that regard. Congress is a legislative branch, it is not a grand jury. That’s Number One.

Number Two, what else have they done to this President? They’ve accused him of bribery, of quid pro quo, of violating the emoluments clause, of violating federal campaign tax laws, of violating the internal revenue codes. And then they settle on Ukraine.

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Let me tell you a little secret. Ukraine doesn’t have a right to one damn penny of the United States government.

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If the United States decides to give Ukraine one damn penny, that’s up to the United States. The fact of the matter is, when Ukraine was being invaded by Russia, by Putin, Barack Obama was President, and he didn’t lift a finger to help the country of Ukraine.

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And furthermore, the President of the United States’ discussion with the President of Ukraine was perfectly fine. Perfectly fine.

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He said in that transcript, “I want you to do us a favor.” What did he mean? Well, the Democrats and the media twist it, that he meant Joe Biden. No, he didn’t mention Joe Biden there. He was talking about their interference in the 2016 campaign. Now the media and the Democrats – who insisted that the Russians interfered, colluded with the President of the United States, got a special counsel – here they say there’s no evidence. There’s evidence everywhere, including a court in Ukraine, that ruled that Ukraine interfered in 2016! Ukraine interfered, Russia interfered, North Korea interfered, Iran interfered, and the United States FBI interfered in our campaign too!

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And it was Hillary Clinton that colluded with the Russians. It was Hillary Clinton that colluded with the Ukrainians. And it’s Obama that colluded with his own administration to interfere with the election. Today, an innocent man, a victim, was impeached. And if that doesn’t piss you off, nothing will!

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I didn’t start off as a Trump supporter. I didn’t start off as a Trump supporter. I started off as a Ted Cruz supporter. Just listen, hello, hello! And I still like Ted Cruz. But I’m gonna tell you something: Thank God I became a Trump supporter.

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And thank God he won the election. And he has been far more conservative, far more solid, than I ever dreamed he would be. He’s far more conservative and far more solid than George W. Bush ever was, I can tell you that.

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So when you leave here tonight, I want you to be as motivated as possible to do everything in your own lives that you possibly can, to deal with what took place today. Donald Trump must be reelected President of the United States not only to stop the radical, progressive, destructive Left, but to defend our Constitution. This election is about the Constitution of the United States. And let me tell you something else: Capitalism. Capitalism. You cannot have liberty without capitalism.

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Socialism is about government. Socialism is about bureaucrats. Socialism is about politicians making decision for you, taking your money and giving it to somebody else. And the idea that politicians and bureaucrats and professors are more noble than the people who are out in the private sector, breaking their butts, making money, creating wealth, creating new drugs, creating new jobs, creating new technologies, is absolutely absurd.

And we need to make the best case possible for liberty, political liberty, individual liberty, economic liberty, liberty, because I’ll tell you what – Turning Point USA, Charlie and they all know this – the young people should be with us. They should be revolting, they should be revolting against their Marxist tenured professors. They should be revolting against the authoritarianism that they’re being taught every day. It’s just that we have to explain it to them, explain it to them as best we can, and again I want to circle back as I end this: We need to do something about breaking up this monopoly of these colleges and these universities that we pay for.

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AMERICA First is the newest nationally-syndicated radio show in the United States, part of the Salem Radio Network. The host, Sebastian Gorka PhD., served most recently as Deputy Assistant for Strategy to the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and is author of the New York Times bestselling book “Defeating Jihad.” His latest book is “The War for America’s Soul.” You can follow him on Twitter @SebGorka, on Facebook, and on Instagram @sebastian_gorka. AMERICA First is available on the iTunes podcast app, streams live at www.sebgorka.comand is on YouTube. You can contact him here.