Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript
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Mike: The reason why the guy that called at the end of the last hour — I just want to get back into this real quick. The reason why this animates me and sets me off is because this idea, this idea is at the heart of the cancer. That guy that called me last hour is evidence of the left’s success. The guy that said, “Eh, Kennedy says that ask not what you can do for your — what your government can do for you, what you can do for your government. And the only reason I’m able to drive this truck around the country is because of our government and how wonderful it is, this and that and the other.” That guy had it exactly backwards, that the government created prosperity, it did no such thing; that the government created freedom, it did no such thing; that the government created opportunity, it did and does no such thing. It infringes on opportunity. It infringes on freedom. It is there specifically for — or it is there to execute specific purposes, specific initiatives. It has specific objectives, that it was agreed in Philadelphia in 1787.
And, if you must know, and you should, before there was a Constitution, there were people. They considered themselves, when they weren’t being ordered about by another government run by a monarch, King George III and his various precedents, King James and what have you, those people considered themselves to be reasonably free. They are the ones that estab- in other words, the free people, the good people, as Thomas Jefferson said at the end of the Declaration of Independence, by and on behalf of the good people of this country do declare that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, by and on behalf of the good people. Those good people established the Constitution. They wrote it. Those men were representatives of the people. They created the government to secure their liberties. It says it in the Preamble. That’s the reason for it.
So the Constitution didn’t bring forth any rights. It did not create any rights. Didn’t call forth from heaven rights. They were already there. They already existed. It is there to ensure the blessings of liberty, to see to it that government cannot encroach on the liberty that made the creation of the Constitution possible, folks. I just — I marvel at this, at the completeness with which the left has executed its exorcism of liberty from these shores and its exorcism of individuals and individualism from these shores. That it has brain-dead, mind-numb, bot zombie robots out there regurgitating the state line. “Oh, the government gives us things. The government gives us that. The government does....”
As I said, as I said, we created that beast. It is our beast. It is supposed to be responsive to us. Not the other way around. And it just, man, it pains me to, I mean, that stuff is right out of the Communist Manifesto. It is right out of Marxist writing and what the Germans believe. Notice I said “believe,” not “believed.” They believe it. It’s right out of what the ChiComs believe. This is a dangerous way of thinking. Either you’re going to be a free people, and you’re going to govern yourselves, and you’re going to fight and defend vigilantly your liberty; or you will have a state that will arbitrarily decide what liberty you may use and what liberty they have taken from you because you’re not smart enough to exercise it. Or, “It’s too dangerous to be in the hands of the people, like owning guns. That’s a dangerous liberty.” You must guard against this. This is what our founders knew.
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