TODD: This actually comes from Candace Owens, who sort of explained it this way, that the mockingbird media and the left, they want to cancel and say that they want black Americans so angry that they’ll just go out and tear things down for them. If you don’t know, Candace happens to be black woman and a conservative woman and perhaps one of the most important conservative young people, I think, in the country.
If you were to design people who were willing to do that for you, for your political movement, for Nancy Pelosi… Nancy Pelosi yesterday thanked George Floyd for dying for her! What would you…? What state of mind would you want them to be in? Because victims of CNN and the Democrats and the mockingbird media, they suffer from the same syndrome as people who, you know, they get told, “Press any key to continue,” and they stare at the keyboard, “Where’s the ‘any’ key?” They know only what they’re shown by these leftists, and that’s especially obvious when Antifa and BLM protesters speak out.
PROTESTER: It’s hard to say, because (pause) the problem is we have a white supremacy problem in this country, and it was written into the Constitution. And until that Constitution is changed, it’s hard to say where we’re — where we’re headed. It’s hard to feel like there’s gonna be justice in this country ever for people of color. We’re standing on stolen land right now.
TODD: Okay, and no one standing on that land is offering to give it back to the Native Americans, including you. Secondly, if you want this talk about the three fifth compromise in the Constitution, certainly. Black people are obviously fully people, right? Full souls, full human. And that was a process of ending slavery which, by the way, has been changed. So he that doesn’t even makes sense. So how could we expect victims of CNN and the left to understand the Constitution when leftist bosses don’t respect it?
Here. Listen to Rush’s teachings on that very topic.
RUSH: The left, the leftists, communist, socialists, whatever. The Democrats are just a faction of it, and they no longer respect the authority of the Constitution. The only authority that they respect is their power, and therefore there is no such thing as bipartisanship with them. And this is the mistake that I hear Republicans continuing to make even now on campaign trails. They don’t want compromise! They don’t respect us. We are not legitimate.
We are enemies. We are as big an enemy as any other enemy they have. Their objective is total rule over the United States, not sharing power one election to the next. They do not respect the authority of elections. They don’t respect the authority of the Constitution. The Constitution is what every elected official swears an oath to. The reason for that is the Constitution is the glue.
Have you ever…? Folks, think of it this way. We have this massively unique, greatest country ever. However you wish to categorize it — in economic wealth, in standard of living, in military power, in superpower status in the world — there isn’t a country that has ever been like we are. There isn’t a country that’s ever even been close!
There isn’t a country now that is close. We are the first country in the history of the world to enshrine in our founding the principle that people of the country are free by virtue of their creation, and their rights come from God, not from other men or governments. And we are the first and the only country founded and created, enshrined with the values that it is the people who run this country.
And elections are the mechanism by which we choose the people who will lead it. And what holds this together? All it is is a piece of paper. It’s a series, however many pieces of paper the Constitution is. That’s it. Throughout our nearly 250 years, we have had a majority of our population accept and agree and obey the notion that the Constitution is the defining authority of our country, that it is the glue that holds us together as a culture, as a society.
It’s rather stunning to me that it’s lasted this long, because the only way it can work is if a majority of the people in this country — including the people elected — honor it. What is the penalty for not honoring it? Well, we’re seeing right now there isn’t one. In the Civil War, if you didn’t honor it, Abe Lincoln came after you and wiped the floor with you until you agreed to stop the secession and rejoin the Union. What penalty is there today for spitting on it, for ignoring it?
There isn’t any!
I don’t quite know how to express this.
It’s amazing to me that we do not require a national military or police force to keep people in line. It has been nothing but the sworn fealty to that document, the cherished belief in that cherished document of how great it is. Well, where we are right now the Democrat Party, the American left is demonstrating it doesn’t believe any such thing. It doesn’t want to have to respect the authority of that document, and it’s in the process of demonstrating that they don’t. Elections don’t mean diddly-squat to them. Public opinion doesn’t mean diddly-squat to them.
The only thing that matters to them is their authority. Anybody challenging their authority? There’s no negotiation. There’s no debate. There’s no attempt to persuade. All there is is an effort to destroy anybody who rejects their authority. When their leader happens to win the election, there is total respect for that leader’s authority. When they don’t win the election, the only thing they’re devoted to is destroying the leader with whom they disagree. There’s no effort to work together. There’s no compromise. There’s no bipartisanship.
All of that is a giant myth. Your ideas and your heart and your mind don’t matter one hell of a bit, and that’s where we are. And you see it every day here in the way the Democrat Party and the media and the left is conducting itself. What is their number one objective today? To get rid of the people who won the election, because they do not respect or even acknowledge… It’s not even a matter of respect. They don’t even acknowledge the authority that the Constitution vests in the winners of elections.
Now, I know politics has always been a battle for power, but this is my point. For all of the years of this great country, whatever opposing political factions we’ve had, at the end of the day there has been an acknowledgment that there’s something greater than either of our movements, and it’s the Constitution. There’s no giant gun enforcing it. There’s no giant military making people obey it. Some might say that what we are in the midst of is a movement committing treason against this Constitution.
What is the way treason is dealt with in the Constitution? Well, whatever it is is not being used against the left. And, folks, when you stop and think about it (I’ve tried to express it as cleanly as I can), it’s inarguable. There’s no bipartisanship. There’s no understanding. There’s no compromise. It’s simply a lack of respect and acknowledgment of the authority that the Constitution vests in the way our politics is handled in this country.
TODD: Absolutely — and the result of freedom to move is freedom to innovate, and Rush loved that.