As the 2024 presidential candidates jostle for position and their campaigns gather (or lose) momentum, it’s instructive to review the accomplishments of the incumbent Democrat Party to ask ourselves, as Ronald Reagan once urged us to: Are Americans better off than we were four years ago?
Under the administration of figurehead President Joe Biden, Democrats have waged an economic blitzkrieg of crushing inflation and astronomical gas prices designed to crush the middle class and grow state power. They have instituted pro-crime policies that create lawless urban war zones and drive businesses out of inner cities. They have thrown open our southern border and facilitated a tsunami of unvetted, illegal migrants bussed and flown all over the nation. They have allowed rampant homelessness and a flood of fentanyl to ravage our cities. They have exacerbated racial tensions by stoking anti-white racism and backing ideological subversion like Critical Race Theory in our schools and DEI policies in every human resources department. They have alienated our allies by putting LGBTQ demands at the very center of our foreign policy goals. They have pursued a full-frontal assault on our constitutional freedoms, including weaponizing federal agencies against political enemies like concerned parents at school board meetings. And they have empowered our enemies through tepid leadership, military debacles like the exit from Afghanistan, the funding of the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic terror regime in Iran, and bending the knee to the Chinese Communist Party.
The conclusion any neutral observer would have to draw about the state of the union since Donald Trump’s exit from the White House is that, as bestselling author and talk radio superstar Mark Levin put it in the title of his newest book, The Democrat Party Hates America.
“The Great One” Levin is the author of the previous books American Marxism, Liberty & Tyranny, and many others in which he, like David Horowitz, has established himself as a modern-day Thomas Paine, broadcasting a rallying cry to save our country from the predations of the radical Left. In his latest work, from Simon & Schuster’s Threshold imprint, he devotes eight profound chapters to exploring various aspects of the Left’s assault on the America we know and love: their authoritarianism, anti-black racism and anti-Semitism, anti-white racism, language and thought control, Stalin-like attacks on political opponents, and wars on our families, our citizens, and our constitution.
“People ask me all the time,” Levin writes, “‘Why is this happening to our country? Don’t these Democrat politicians and their friends care about our country?’”:
The answer is power. The power to rule over the citizenry and remake not just society but mankind into the kind of image that these would-be masterminds prefer and demand. In other words, they do not share our values, beliefs, and principles. They have a totalitarian mind-set. This means the party must come before country, as the party is the means by which the country is to be conquered from within and ultimately ruled.
“Unlike the Republican Party, the Democrat Party is more than a political party,” Levin notes in the book’s epilogue. “It is the state party. It seeks to monopolize the political system, the culture, government, and society.” Thus,
the Democrat Party single-handedly builds permanent centers of power, including in the vast federal bureaucracy, subsidized nongovernment organizations, lifetime activist judges, tenured professors and teachers, Party members in the media, etc. The Democrat party uses the culture and politics to empower itself and its agenda…
Consequently, over time, it becomes increasingly difficult to reverse the Democrat Party’s political and cultural damage.
Indeed it does, and the feckless, “flat-footed” Republican Party, by contrast, “fails in its most important mission: to defend the American people from a Democrat party that literally hates the country and is destroying it from within.”
Levin begins by explaining how the “political chameleon and intellectual lightweight” Biden is following in Barack Obama’s Marxist footsteps by “fundamentally transforming” our republic through an authoritarian, monopoly party that is eviscerating the Constitution and targeting its political opponents. The Great One then proceeds to dissect the various ways, as listed above, in which this fundamental transformation is being carried out.
As a constitutional scholar, Levin is at his best in the chapter on “War on the Constitution,” as you might expect. But he also shines in the chapter on “War on the Nuclear Family,” where he examines the Biden administration’s obsession with pushing gender theory, abortion without restrictions, and the indoctrination of our youth in schools and the culture. Ditto in the short chapter “Stalin Would Be Proud,” in which he writes, “The Democrat Party long ago abandoned comity and civility for character assassination and the iron fist, a fact that establishment Republicans have difficulty grasping.”
Those highlights aside, Levin infuses every chapter – indeed, every page – with the razor-sharp, intelligently written insights and wit his listeners and readers expect from him.
“As I spent more than a year researching and writing this book,” Levin writes,
it became obvious to me that the Democrat party is a treacherous political organization dating back to its founding; that its obsession is with self-empowerment and societal control; that it has never embraced Americanism; and that it is the entity through which, and in coordination with, American Marxism (self-described “Progressivism” and “democratic socialism”) intends to impose its top-down revolution.
America is unraveling, Levin writes, adding, “It is my deepest hope that this book, like a Thomas Paine pamphlet to the early colonists, will help alert our fellow citizens to the existential threat and rally them peacefully to the cause before darkness descends on the Republic.”
He can’t be accused of not getting the word out. Featuring over 50 pages of endnotes documenting his argument, Levin’s new book went straight to the top of the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction upon its release in late September. It was his 8th straight book to hit the shelves at number one – no mean feat for any political writer, much less a conservative one on the leftist news outlet’s coveted listing, which notoriously discriminates against books by conservative authors.
Mark Levin concludes his essential new book with this sobering message: “The Democrat Party stands for the relentless pursuit of power and control. America was founded on the principle of individual and human liberty and the dispersion of political and governmental power… If the Democrat party succeeds, the American experiment will have failed.”
That would be a civilizational tragedy that we and the rest of the free world cannot afford. Today’s far-Left Democrat Party likes to crow that they are on the right side of history; The Democrat Party Hates America is Levin’s call for American patriots to ensure, instead, that the Democrats’ Marxist agenda is consigned to the dustbin of history once and for all.
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