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Levin: ‘America First’ doesn’t mean ‘putting your head in the sand’

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Fox News host Mark Levin explained what “America First” means to him on Sunday, debunking the notion that our founders were “nationalists.”

The “Life, Liberty & Levin” host explained that the word “nationalist” cannot be found in our founding documents because the founders and editors “believed in Americanism,” guided by “law and natural rights”, and not by nationalism” or “populism”.

“The Tenth Amendment rejects nationalism. It’s federalism. Talks about state sovereignty. Why do we have a Ninth Amendment? Have you read it lately? It talks about individual liberty, it’s in my opinion a reflection of the Declaration. It’s your protection. Nationalism sounds to me like a centralized, all-powerful federal government. Isn’t it? I’m not a nationalist.

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Levin compared nationalists to Marxists, both operating with a mistaken idea of ​​what America is.

“There’s a meltdown there. One downright hates the country, the American Marxist, trying to destroy it from within. The other says ‘I love the country so much, we have to isolate it from everything and everything else.’ Really?” he explained.

Instead, Levin argued, “America first” means responding to global atrocities like Russia’s war with Ukraine, to prevent another world war from happening.

Levin: ‘America First’ doesn’t mean ‘putting your head in the sand’

Mark Levin hosts ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ on Fox News Channel

“America means embracing capitalism but not selling to the enemy or giving the enemy weapons that they will definitely use against us… And Americanism means to me when you see mass graves in Ukraine now, 9,000, when you see people being slaughtered by a monster and a war machine which is imperialist, which if they succeed…will light the fuse with its allies of communist China, terrorist Iran, North Korea… really creating a real world war.”


“America First doesn’t mean sitting in the sand and pretending otherwise. Do you want to protect your children from war? Rise up now,” he urged.

Finally, Levin called on Americans to follow the principles set forth in our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence and to reject “dangerous ideologies” like nationalism and Marxism.

“If you believe in America first, from our Declaration, to our Constitution, to our founding principles, to our economic system, then you must reject American Marxism, nationalism, populism, and all the rest – isms… Rejecting these dangerous ideologies. It’s incoherent but is destructive. This country has been through this before.



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