Levin: ‘Right Now … We’re Not a Free People’

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin railed against politicians in Washington D.C., declaring that “[r]ight now, we are in a state of servitude to Obamacare,” and “we’re not a free people.”

“Right now, we are in a state of servitude to Obamacare,” said Mark Levin. “We are in a state of servitude to whatever the Republicans are cooking up. We’re not a free people. We’re not an independent people.”

Levin’s comments came after the GOP failed to pass their health care reform bills, the House version AHCA and Senate version BCRA, and after President Trump’s meeting with GOP senators, wherein Trump declared, “We have to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from the Thursday show:

Levin: “I have a series of questions for you, ladies and gentlemen, as we watch this debacle: first, the passage of Obamacare – the way it was rammed through – and now the disaster of what should be a simple repeal.

“Are we capable of choosing our own health care policies? I mean, you and me. Are we capable of choosing our own health care policies?

“Are we capable of making our own health care decisions? That’s what it comes down to.

“All the talk about Medicaid, all the talk about— All that aside, are we not a free people, an independent people?

“Conversely, do you trust politicians and bureaucrats to make decisions about your health care and the health care of your family? If you do, which politicians and which bureaucrats do you trust to make these decisions? Which department and agencies of the federal government, and why?

“We’ve reached a point in our country, ladies and gentlemen, where liberty is defined through government subsidies and welfare and pensions and other forms of entitlements. That’s not liberty. That’s servitude.

“Right now, right now, we are in a state of servitude to Obamacare. We are in a state of servitude to whatever the Republicans are cooking up. We’re not a free people. We’re not an independent people.