Mark Levin: We can’t just rally. We must be political activists to save our country!

An excellent monologue from Mark Levin talking about how we must be active in politics in order to take back our country. He says we can’t just sit on the sidelines and expect to win the biggest elections of our lifetimes, in 2010 and 2012, and we can’t leave these great Tea Party candidates hanging out to dry. We must be politically active to restore our country to the principles on which it was founded.

You know, personally, I felt like Levin was playing off of the big rally this weekend, even though he never mentioned it directly. He has always been critical of Beck who tends to take a somewhat ‘hands off’ approach to politics and I think there is something to be said for that. But in this monologue I think Levin was saying ok, this rally thing was good, but we must turn this into a political movement or else we lose.

Now to just differentiate for a second, Beck believes that if you live up to a high standard by turning back to God and letting Him guide you, then you will pick candidates who reflect the Godly principles of how you live. I think he’s right and I don’t think Levin would disagree at all. But Levin looks at the practical side as well and emphasizes that you must do the hard work of getting candidates elected in order to affect change. I think he’s right as well. In fact I think they are both right and that both philosophies need each other to get maximum effectiveness of political change.

But let me add that I don’t believe that Beck would just have you change your lives for nothing. I think he too believes you must be politically active as well, or else we lose. The main difference in the two of them really is nothing more than emphasis. Beck is emphasizing the ‘God side’ while Levin is emphasizing the ‘activist side’.

But try not to look at this as Beck vs Levin and visa versa. They both have the same goal in the end of seeing this country turned back to God and the founding principles on which this great nation was established.

Enjoy!

UPDATE: I mean to add that I cut out his reading of a summary of the Tea Party in order to fit it on youtube. You can read it here!

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  • Anonymous

    Mark later cut off a caller who tried to criticize the rally. Levin is a sharp guy. He knows exactly why Beck had to keep it apolitical.

    • Anonymous

      I sure hope so. I worry that some of these big conservative talkers are dedicated more to the alter of politics than to God.

  • I personally think its great that we have Beck, Rush, Sean, Levin….All kinda have their own styles and approach things a certain way but they are all helping us bring conservatism back. So I salute them all!

  • I personally think its great that we have Beck, Rush, Sean, Levin….All kinda have their own styles and approach things a certain way but they are all helping us bring conservatism back. So I salute them all!

  • I personally think its great that we have Beck, Rush, Sean, Levin….All kinda have their own styles and approach things a certain way but they are all helping us bring conservatism back. So I salute them all!

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  • christopher

    Register to vote.
    T.E.A. Party + GOP = LOVE 4 EVER.
    Join your local 9 12.
    Remember 828, United we stand.
    God bless America.

  • Ruk9p

    Except there are no parties for any real effect other than to keep us yelling at eachother instead of going wholesale after the puppetmasters who run BOTH parties at the same time. There is ZERO about Federal elections that isn’t planned & scripted and run like filming a movie. Why else do candidate provide answers to question that have zero to do with the question? Even worse, why do we put up with it? We wouldn’t. That’s why we never get a chance to give these candidates a head to head grilling. Townhall meetings my ass! Few if any dissenting viewpoints and instant removal of people who spring valid but unwanted questions. The system is a system of keeping us busy while we are robbed blind by people who will lie to us and then say our vote for their lies was consent. They all need to resign before the American Populace swarms DC. On Nov. 1st. In the Million Citizen March for a Clean Slate. It sounds good. But will anybody show up? Sissies.

  • Harv Lake

    There are many voices on the conservative side. In order to get the whole story, I listen to Rush, Glenn and Mark. They, like religions, don’t all agree on everything, but they do support each other when it comes to the gist of the matter.

    He mentions that people are learning, reading and communicating their ideas. I’ve bought many books recommended by conservatives. There are many people looking for the information to back what they know is right and true.

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  • kswatchman

    I was very surprised by some of Levin’s commentary prior to 8/28. There were several times where he seemed out right hostile toward Glenn Beck. While not naming names it was obvious who he was speaking of. So, I guess if now he is a little less hostile toward a fellow conservative that is just taking a different road to get to the same place, he could be forgiven. Isn’t that sort of the message from 8/28….we make take different roads to get there but we are all on the road to the same destination?

  • kswatchman

    I was very surprised by some of Levin’s commentary prior to 8/28. There were several times where he seemed out right hostile toward Glenn Beck. While not naming names it was obvious who he was speaking of. So, I guess if now he is a little less hostile toward a fellow conservative that is just taking a different road to get to the same place, he could be forgiven. Isn’t that sort of the message from 8/28….we make take different roads to get there but we are all on the road to the same destination?

  • WTF

    The founding fathers committed treason in order to rid us of the tyrannical British government. We need people like that today. No one said it would be easy OR that it would be “legal”. Time to great the new legal, instead of living under the “new reality” of Obama.

  • Excellent comentary on bringing t all together- everyone has his/her “job”

  • I know a few Baptist Christians softening their position on Mormons (but not necessaily mormonism!)

  • Patzermom

    I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and pretty much expect baptists to have the wrong idea about our religion. I do hope they one day realize the truth about us. Sigh.

  • Repub9989

    I think they are way different in what will be successful. Levin sees this through the prism of politics and the war we are in. Beck see’s himself as a religious leader. Levin’s way is the only way.

    • Novel_idea_

      Please consider the idea that what Beck is trying to do is to get us all to get right with ourselves and our families and our God (which ever god it is) and our country. The Beck rally, I honestly believe, was a revival in which to do this because without it, we are apathetic. It was the preachers in the churches that roused the people to revolution in 1775. Without reminding the people of their liberty (God’s gift), We the People have been cowering under political correctness. Please also remember that it was Beck who started the 9/12 Project, part of the Tea Party movement – and not totally as a political movement, but it has been an activist force. Quite honestly, without a restoration of our values, what do we know what to look for in a politician or candidate. I have listened to all of the talk show guys and really believe that with each of their strengths they should spend less time trying to one-up the other. The end goal for all of them is the same – and so was the restoration of We the People at Beck’s rally. Seriously, the MSM didn’t even know how to react to that huge crowd that wasn’t about bashing the Dems!

  • Laurie54

    I attended the 828 Rally. The message of Levin and Beck are more the same that different. We are called to action to seek what it right and just and then defend and fight to protect it.

  • Laurie54

    I attended the 828 Rally. The message of Levin and Beck are more the same that different. We are called to action to seek what it right and just and then defend and fight to protect it.