FedSoc LiveBlog: Address by Mark Levin, Author of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

November 14th, 2009

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. Mark R. Levin, President, Landmark Legal Foundation and Author of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

Introduction by Leonard Leo

The Federalist Society is so great the libs made up their own society. What’s it called? The American what?

The key to America’s greatness is the civil society, recognizes individual as unique social order.

The Civil Society hjas a cultural identity of traditions and customs. In the civil society private property and liberty are inseparable.

Property is manifestation of individual’s labor. Just and predictable rule of law undergirds civil society.

Modern liberal is not liberal at all. Classical liberal is opposite of authortarian. Modern liberal is a statist. He promotes a soft tyranny. A statist is at war with the Civil Society. They reject the Declaration of Independence.

Stop giving statists the benefits of the doubt.

Langauge most pernicious tool of the statistis.

Lincoln- “We all proclaim liberty. But we don’ t all mean the same thing.”

And I stopped blogging here. This was an overtly political speech, and was not appropriate for a Federalist Society event. I heard many grumblings in the reception following. I took some video, but not worth the time to publish and post it.