In one of his interviews in 2017 for his one of many best-sellers, Rediscovering Americanism, constitutional talk-show host and thinker, Mark Levin, laid out 13 distinctives between constitutional conservatism and progressive statism. Unfortunately for us, this list is evaporating off the internet over the years, but it's important, poignant, and easy-to-remember; thus, it's too rhetorically significant for us to abandon.
Luckily, the eponymous editor of Dispatches with John Biver uploaded and preserved the transcription. The following is the relevant piece from his work, including Mark Levin's crucial categorization.
"Here is the text of a post by Victoria Taft at the Independent Journal Review (it’s worth getting their emails) — click here to watch the video:
Mark Levin’s new book, Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism has just hit No. 1 on Amazon’s list and it only just arrived in the bookstores.
The constitutional lawyer and radio host gave viewers of the “Hannity” show on Fox News a sneak peek of some of the fundamental principles that Americans used to share — and how they differ from the pervading progressive beliefs.
He put it in an “us versus them, conservative versus progressive” way.
Here’s his list:
We believe in the Constitution, they believe in centralism.
We believe in individualism, they believe in conformity.
We believe in private property, they believe in collectivism.
We believe in prosperity, they believe in redistribution.
We believe in separation of powers, they believe in the administrative state.
We believe in eternal truths, they believe in ideological social engineering.
We believe in cultural stability, they believe in constant transformation.
We believe in real science, they believe in social science.
We believe in the rights of man, they believe in the power of government.
We believe in the moral order, they believe in situational ethics.
We believe in liberty, they believe in a growing authoritarianism.
We believe in education, they believe in indoctrination.
We believe in civil society, they believe in the federal leviathan.
Levin told Hannity that the differences are so stark that, “There couldn’t be any bigger difference between them and us.”