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Mark Levin: Rail Against 'Soft Tyranny'

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 11:43 AM


In more normal times, we would not need Mark R. Levin's treatise "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto." We would know which side to be on and the points in his "Manifesto" would be, well, manifest.

But in this day, when a socialist sits in the White House, committed to expanding what Levin calls the "soft tyranny" of government regulation to every aspect of our economic and corporate life, we all need to read and remember what Levin writes in his new book.

Levin defines, again for us, what it means to be free and in the private sector. Why do we need this reminder? Don't we all remember from the Reagan days?

But the more you read Levin's remarkable book, the more you realize how we have all been lured into socialism, how much we have already surrendered. "Liberty and Tyranny" makes us understand who we are, where we want to go, and what the detours we must eschew along the way are.

He begins by eloquently defining what it means for us to live in civil society as free people:

". . . the individual in civil society strives, albeit imperfectly, to be virtuous — that is restrained, ethical, and honorable. He rejects the relativism that blurs the lines between good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, and means and ends."

The very comprehensiveness of Levin's book reminds us of the broad offensive of the Obama Administration. It aims not simply to expand government, but to contract our freedom. Levin spells out how. Freedoms we take for granted — like being able to provide medical care for your family — are at risk in this new socialist regime we have elected.

The leading contribution of the Levin book is to define and explain "soft tyranny." It is soft tyranny that requires us to sit by passively while our ethic of cultural assimilation is replaced by a permanent enshrining of diversity. It bids that we let our rights to our own property, which we have worked for and acquired, be sublimated to government power disguised as human rights. It asks that we elevate the demand for equality over that for economic initiative and the incentives which propel them.

Soft tyranny wants us to wait on a global consensus to act, even when inaction leads to genocide in Bosnia, homicide in Iraq, and nuclear armaments in Iran.

But there are no posters for socialism. It advances masked. Its soft tyranny is presaged by a softer seduction as its coils tight around us. Mark Levin's book explains what the soft tyrants are trying to do and how we can fight back.

One would wish we didn't need such a book at this time. But we do!

© Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

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