Joe Biden finally announces his 2024 reelection bid. Many Republicans believe that saying Biden is too old to run for office is a winning argument.
However, Liz disagrees, and she makes the case for why Republicans should not hinge their chances on the argument that Joe Biden is senile.
In addition, Liz watches Joe Biden’s latest reelection announcement video, and debunks all of the lies within it.
Liz concludes the show by talking about exactly what Republicans must do in order to stand a chance against Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election.
This transcript was generated automatically and may contain typos, mistakes, and/or incomplete information.
Welcome back to the Liz Wheeler Show. First, thanks first today. If you would pick up your smartphone right now, in the middle of the show, maybe you’re listening, maybe you’re watching, pick up your phone, get your alarm out. Believe it or not, this is not an, this is not me asking for you to subscribe. Get your alarm out. Set your alarm for 6:00 PM ET tonight. Tonight it’s going down at James Madison University. I’m speaking, my speech is titled The Ideology of Transgenderism. As you can imagine, the radical trans activists are not a fan of the idea of me coming to their campus. They’ve issued all kinds of condemnations, false accusations and threats. But we are undeterred. We’re coming to campus because it’s so much more, my message is so much more important than this agitation. It’s so much more important than, you know, whatever mean comments are said about me.
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But more importantly, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if it did or it did not. It’s so much bigger than me. This is so much bigger than me. This event is not about me. It’s not, it’s not about publicity. It’s not about cliques. It’s not about sensationalism. It’s not about any of that. This event is actually about the radical trans activists that are agitating, the ones who are issuing me threats. The ones who are, who are saying that I should be harmed and silenced and killed. It’s about them. I wanna talk to you. I wanna speak directly to you. And if you listen, if you give me 45 minutes of your time and just listen to me, I think you’re gonna be very surprised about what you hear. Because somebody in your life, a lot of somebodys have been telling you hideous lies, they’ve been using you and exploiting you.
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Obviously he’s senile, obviously he’s out of his mind. Obviously, he is unfit for the position, obviously, he’s the victim of elder abuse at the hands of his wife and all the people in his administration who are enabling him to do this, who are, who are controlling him, they’re abusing him to do this. But he’s already senile, right? He was senile before the 2020 election. And that argument just doesn’t work. That’s not how Republicans should win the election. So what I’m gonna do today is I wanna watch Joe Biden’s reelection announcement video with you. It is quite, it is quite the shocking piece of cinema. We’re gonna debunk it because it’s just lie after lie after lie. It’s shocking how many lies are in it. So we’re gonna debunk that and we’re gonna talk about exactly what Republicans have to do if we want to stand a chance in the 2024 election. Otherwise, what’s gonna happen? Otherwise, we’re just gonna see a repeat of 2020 and 2022, and we’re gonna sit around and we’re gonna complain about it, and our lives are gonna get worse. But if we actually want to win, I’m gonna lay out the game plan of how we, what we must do in order to accomplish that. So let’s get to it.
Okay. Joe Biden officially announced his reelection bid. He is going to be the Democrat nominee for, for president in 2024. That is, if he wins the Democratic primary, there’s not ani Well, there’s a technical democratic primary, like there’s always a primary, right? Even if there’s, even if there’s an incumbent of that party, there is a primary, although the Democrat Party says that since Joe Biden is the incumbent, they’re not going to stage primary debates. So Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He’s declared that he’s running for president or running in the primary for Democrat, nominee for president. There’s not going to be a debate stage where he gets to face off with Joe Biden. It’s really too bad, actually. I would’ve loved to see that I would pay pretty much money to append to attend a debate between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. And Joe Biden. Not only because Joe Biden can’t answer any questions and can’t speak English, but because Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Is my favorite Democrat, he would absolutely crush Joe Biden on Covid, on big Pharma, on the administrative state, on the Covid jab. It would be, it would be an absolute slaughter. And I would I’d be there for it. I would be totally there for it. But the Democratic Party said they’re not going to stage primary debates, which I mean, because it’s the Democrats, I’m gonna sit here and criticize them. But when the Republicans do the same thing, I mean, it’s just how the game’s played, right? You always criticize the other side and then you don’t criticize your own side so much. Joe Biden announced his reelection bid. This does change things just a little bit when it comes to some of the other players in the game. Like, will Elizabeth Warren declare probably not we’ll, Gavin Newsom declare, maybe not now. I know he really wanted to run, but maybe he won’t.
Maybe he will, but probably not. Probably not, unless something significant happens between now and then. I think it’s safe to say that Democrats like Gavin Newsom are probably not ending their speculation that they wanna run for president in 2024. They’re probably just maybe sitting back on their heels and waiting to see if Joe Biden actually survives or if something else crazy happens that diminishes his viability as a candidate. But for the time being, the democratic field is now Joe Biden and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. So Joe Biden announces reelection bid by launching a video. And it is a slight to behold, honestly, it helped my attention for the entire video. I wanna show this to you now because the content is crazy. You almost have to respect the Democrats for staying on message for as long as they have in the face of us, in the face of our opposition to their message. But man, they are just savage in this video. So I wanna take a look at it with you. Let’s go.
Freedom, personal freedom is fundamental to who we are as Americans. There’s nothing more important, nothing more sacred. That’s been the work of my first term to fight for our democracy. This shouldn’t be a red orian to protect our rights, to make sure that everyone in this country is treated equally and that everyone is given a fair shot at making it. But you know, around the country, Maggie extremists are lining up to take on those bedrock freedoms, cutting social security that you’ve paid for your entire life, while cutting taxes from the very wealthy, dictating what healthcare decisions women can make, banning books and telling people who they can love all while making it more difficult for you to be able to vote. When I ran for president four years ago, I said, we’re in a battle for the soul of America, and we still are. The question we’re facing is whether in the years ahead, we have more freedom or less freedom. More rights are fewer. I know what I want the agent to be, and I think you do too. This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for reelection cuz I know America,
I know we’re good in decent people. I know we’re still a country that believes in honesty and respect and treating each other with dignity. That we’re a nation where we give hate, no safe harbor. We believe that everyone is equal, that everyone should be given a fair shot to succeed in this country. Thank you for choosing us. Thank you. Every generation Americas have faced a moment when they have to defend democracy, stand up for our personal freedom, stand up for the right to vote, and our civil rights. And this is our moment. So if you’re with me, go to Joe Biden, let’s finish this job. I know we, this is the United States, America’s nothing.
Okay? So as soon as I saw that video, I thought about this conversation I had with my executive producer, like two or three weeks ago. We were talking, I think we were talking about aoc, we were talking about some, some very far left Democrat. And we were, as we were recognizing a very obvious fact, we actually laughed about this conversation that we even had to have this conversation because I said something like, oh, AOC is obviously a Marxist, right? Like, it doesn’t, it doesn’t, she’s obviously a Marxist. Everything she stands for is in alignment with Marx society. Ideolog, her political agenda would lead the United States towards a so-called Marxist utopia. And in the conversation among my team, someone was like, well, she doesn’t call herself a Marxist. And I was like, no, she doesn’t. She doesn’t, she calls herself, I don’t know, like a democratic socialist or a progressive or whatever it is.
And I said, you know, it’s just a euphemism. And my executive producer said, yeah, that’s actually a hallmark of Marxism, right? A hallmark of Marxism is you don’t actually you’re not actually honest about what you’re doing. You redefine words and redefining words doesn’t just mean, oh, you redefine the word right or wrong, or man or woman or justice. You redefine words to label yourself. So it’s a hallmark of Marxism to either deny that you’re a Marxist or just to not put any label on yourself. But really the way that we judge people or the way that we should judge people is based on their actions and what the consequence of their actions should be. So, yeah, it doesn’t matter if she doesn’t identify as a Marxist, it doesn’t matter if AOC or if Bernie Sanders or whoever it might be, the radical left in general, kind of embodies this principle.
It doesn’t matter if they admit that they’re Marxist or that they’re Marxist, their agenda, their ideology is Marxist. And when I saw this video, I thought, you know what? This is a perfect example of that because if you just look at the transcript of the words that Joe Biden said, it’s pretty standard for a campaign video like, oh, freedom and rights, and let’s fight for this in the soul of America and unity and dignity and respect, and let’s win this fight, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. It almost looks like if you juxtapose the words, the text that Joe Biden used, it doesn’t fit the video. It doesn’t fit the images over which the words or it doesn’t fit the video doesn’t fit the words. There’s an incongruency that’s quite striking. And it’s the first thing that I noticed about this video, that the words were nothing new.
The words could have been pulled from any campaign video, but the way that they were placed over these images in this video was a hallmark of what Marxists do, where they deny that they’re Marxists while advocating for Marxist agenda. So I wanted to go through the images and what this video actually tells us about what Joe Biden is going to do in if he wins in 2024, because he hasn’t backed down at all. You and I can look at the state of our country since Joe Biden took office last January, and we can say, wow, we’re not doing good. Our country is not as strong. Our people are not as satisfied. Our freedoms are less protected. We can look at things like inflation. We can look at gas prices, we can look at food prices. We can look at wage decreases. We can look at the war in Ukraine.
We can look at all kinds of measures to judge how Joe Biden has done in his first two years in office. But that doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because what we learned in 2022 in the midterm elections is that it doesn’t matter what people feel about how Joe Biden has done. If the Republican brand is so tarnished that even if people are dissatisfied with being a Democrat, they can’t bring themselves to vote Republicans because they feel if they vote Republican, that they’re a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a transphobe, whatever other insult the Left, these, these radical mega extremists that Joe Biden talks about. So what I wanna do first, before we get into talking about what Republicans actually need to do, what we must do if we wanna win 2024, and if we don’t do this, we won’t win. I wanna just debunk every single thing that was in Joe Biden’s video.
So he starts out talking about freedom, personal freedom. Those are his first three words. And yet the images the images that played underneath those words are images of January 6th and images of abortion, not of course of abortion, but of signs that talk about abortion. He would never dream. He would never be so courageous as to show what an abortion actually is because people don’t support it when they know what it actually is. But January 6th, this is the hallmark of what Joe Biden is running on. He’s running on the platform of demonizing all conservatives, all Republicans and all fair-minded individuals who questioned the stuff that happened around the 2020 election. He’s running on branding every single person as a domestic terrorist, as an insurrectionist, as an extremist. This is extremely dangerous stuff. This is, it’s, it gives you the chills even on the, in the wake of Tucker Carlson being fired from Fox News, reportedly because Rupert Murdoch didn’t like his coverage of January 6th.
We have now very few individuals, very few venues, very few platforms that allow you to pursue reality, to stand up for truth and to expose corruption. Joe Biden is actually bragging about, he started his video, he started his reelection bid with images of January 6th, even though the majority of the American people believe that federal agents not only staged and encouraged, but incited and provoked the violence that did happen on that day. And then Joe Biden’s, department of Justice is relentlessly charging and convicting individuals who were associated with January 6th on charges that vastly outweigh any crimes that were committed. And in the meantime, due process has been, has been violated to the extreme. That’s what Joe Biden’s running on in abortion, of course. Now, I know it’s very popular among conservative, not conservative Republican establishment consultants to encourage Republican candidates to stay away from abortion. It’s a losing issue, especially with suburban women.
That’s what consultants tell Republican candidates and Republican politicians who are already in office. And when Republicans stay quiet on abortion, they lose on it. When conservatives refuse to push back on the lies the Democrats tell about abortion, they lose on it. But when conservatives are based, when conservatives and Republicans debunk the lies that the Left tells about abortion, we actually win on abortion. We just don’t have any conservatives and Republicans that are doing that. So the Democrats think it’s a winning issue. These are the two things Joe Biden start is starting his reelection bid on. Like, It blows my mind when the Republican establishment and Republican politicians and candidates don’t look at what the Left tells us and say, they’ve told us their playbook, we know what they’re gonna do. Let’s build a strategy to counter that and go on offensive against it so we can defeat it.
We don’t even deserve to win if we don’t do that. Okay? So then Joe Biden’s video goes on, and he highlights what he would like his pivotal achievement to be, and that is his build back better achievement. And I personally get the chills every time I see those words build back better, because it’s not just a stupid acronym that a politician made up. It is, all politician acronyms are stupid and I can’t stand them, but build back better. Joe Biden lifted directly from the World Economic Forum. You can look this up. You don’t have to take my word for it. You can go to the World Economic Forums website. You can look up build Back Better the World Economic Forum. This is Klaus Schwab’s outfit. This is ESG, “stakeholder capitalism.” This is nasty, nasty stuff. Build back better came directly from the World Economic Forum.
Joe Biden hired people who had previously worked with the World Economic Forum to be part of his advisory team and his administration, and they brought Build back better with them. Joe Biden’s agenda is in perfect alignment with the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum that wants us to eat bugs, that wants to tax us into oblivion, that wants businesses to be woke to pay for abortions, that wants to ban fossil fuels. The World Economic Forum that wants our economy to run like the Chinese Communist Party runs China’s economy. This, this state-controlled apparatus where if you don’t do what the Chinese Communist Party wants you to do, then you’re penalized in the market. You don’t get access to loans, you don’t get access to do business. You potentially aren’t allowed to send your children to school and to travel internationally. You aren’t allowed to have internet or go to the gym.
They control you via the social credit score with penalty mechanisms. Joe Biden imported that from the World Economic Forum, and he’s bragging about this in his reelection video. So if you and I sitting here, if we as Republican voters, as conservatives in the conservative movement, don’t recognize this, if our politicians and our candidates for office don’t acknowledge the reality of this political enemy that we’re facing and the ideology that motivates our political enemy, then we’re not gonna fight well against it, are we? And if we don’t fight against it, what happens? We don’t win. And it becomes the law of the land. There’s only one American flag, I think one, a couple American flags shown in this video. But you know, what’s shown ump teon times pride, pride shirts, pride signs, pride gear. But what is, what is pride? Pride is not just the chief sin here. Pride is the moniker of the LGBTQIA agenda, the LGBTQIA lobby that doesn’t, it’s not just lobbying for equal rights for all people regardless of their sexual orientation. That’s not what it’s about at all. We all support that. That’s not controversial. People in our country who are gay or lesbian or bi already have equal rights. The LGBTQIA lobby, their agenda is not about tolerance and inclusion.
The lobby for the LGBTQIA agenda has in its direct object to destroy our religious freedom, to force their agenda on children, to groom children in radical gender ideology. And to silence you if you speak out against this, I know it’s controversial even among conservatives and Republicans to talk about gay marriage and to say, you know, the government should not, should not legalize gay marriage, at least in the sense that the government should not allow same sex couples to to be part of the institution of marriage because they’re not. And I know this is very controversial. Some people are gonna be like, Ooh, Liz, don’t dive into this, but hear me out here. Because this obviously isn’t about gay people. It’s not about gay people having the freedom to make a decision to love who they want or live with who they want.
Like they’re allowed to do that. And that’s fine. But when we allow government officials, politicians to make decisions about how to redefine words that already existed before we existed, then we’re giving them the power to redefine anything, to redefine any unquote truth. And that makes them authoritarian. They can redefine any word for any political purpose. That’s an extremely dangerous thing that’s happening right now in our nation. Gay marriage may have paved the way for it, but right now, the LGBTQIA lobby wants to redefine everything. They wanna redefine man. They wanna redefine woman. They wanna redefine sex, they wanna redefine gender, they wanna redefine equality. They wanna redefine religious freedom, everything. And they wanna install themselves as the orbiters of truth, as the authoritarians. Joe Biden stands for this agenda. This agenda, his administration actually stated that they are supportive of bodily mutilation surgeries for children in the name of gender ideology, early interventions, the White House called it.
They support early interventions for children that suffer from gender disorders. Like this is nasty, nasty stuff. And it’s all over. Joe Biden’s announcement video when he says that he wants to protect our rights. Do you know what photograph or what image, what video was playing underneath those words? Gun control. He was talking to activists from every town for gun safety, one of the most prominent gun control groups in the country. A group that wants to take away your ar fifteens, wants the government to confiscate them. And make no mistake, the gun control lobby doesn’t wanna stop with AR fifteens. They’re just using that because ar fifteens look scary to some people because they, because the gun control lobby can call them weapons of war. And most people don’t know that AR fifteens were actually made as civilian rifles. They were distinctly separate from weapons of war.
Not that that makes any difference, but it’s a phrase that the Left has latched onto assault weapons, weapons of war, to try to frighten everyday Americans into thinking that it’s okay for the government to take away your right to keep and bear arms. When Joe Biden talks about protecting your rights. He’s talking to radical gun control activists who wanted to disarm you in his video, he admits this is what he stands for. And then of course, he blames mega extremists. You all remember his speech that looked like he was giving it from the gates of hell, right? Where he completely demonized and vilified anybody who is a Republican, a conservative, or who voted for Donald Trump or supported him in any way, shape or form. He literally relegated all of us, you and me, all of us, to essentially being equal to domestic terrorists, to being that extreme.
And at the time, we were all like, wow, this is, this is the most radical a president of the United States has ever been. This is the most divisive speech I said at the time. This is the most divisive speech Biden has ever given. We have never seen in the history of our country, a president of the United States vilify half of the people that he has sworn to protect, half of the people he represents. He’s the president of everyone, not just the Democrats who voted for him, but he’s doubling down on this. He talks in his reelection bid video, he talks about mega extremists, and he shows pictures of Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gates and Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump. He means all of us. He’s using them as the face of of conservatism right now. But he means you and he means me. He’s gonna continue using his Department of Justice to target us. He’s gonna continue, I’m sure the IRS under this new 87,000 IRS agents. They’re gonna target us just like they’ve done before.
And then he makes false allegations, right? He says Republicans wanna ban books. Republicans wanna tell people who they can love. Neither of those is true. Republicans and Democrats alike do not want pornographic books in the children’s libraries at public schools. That’s not banning a book. Banning a book is saying you’re not allowed to publish it. That the Democrats hope that people are stupid enough to believe them when they say that Republicans wanna ban books. That’s not true at all. Republicans are also not telling people who they can love. It’s a free country. You can, you can be a couple with anybody that you want to be. There’s no laws, there’s no laws against this. There’s no federal laws against this. And the Democrats think you’re too stupid to realize that they’re trying to spark this existential feel fear in your heart by telling you too, that it, that Republicans are making it more difficult to vote.
That’s not true. Republicans are protecting the integrity of your vote so that someone doesn’t steal it or dilute it or render it. You know, impotent Biden is right when he, when he says that, we are battling for the soul of America. That’s true, that’s true. He probably doesn’t mean it. He probably doesn’t understand. But it’s true. We are battling for the soul of America. It’s not just a political fight that we’re fighting anymore. We are in a battle of good versus evil. The Democrats have embraced evil. It is our duty as Republicans to fight back against it, to stop it. But how are we gonna do this? How are we gonna do this? We can all sit here and say, listen, Joe Biden’s record is terrible. He’s, he’s devalued our dollar, which has led to inflation. Gas prices, food prices have increased while wage, the real value of our wages has decreased.
We have this war in Ukraine, this spending. We had the botch withdrawal from Afghanistan. You know, we had covid masking vaccine mandates, lockdowns, we have wokeness infiltrating the military and schools in our government. We have trans surgeries for children that Biden stands for in Critical Race Theory in schools. We have riots in our cities. We have crime rates like we’ve never seen before. We have progressive prosecutors refusing to prosecute even violent crimes against people. We have Black Lives Matter, we have abortion. We have them coming after our guns and our free speech and our parental rights. We have the Department of Justice and the FBI weaponized against us. Meanwhile, we’re told, if we don’t give away our freedoms in the name of climate change and in the name of Build back better, then our planet is going to cease to exist as it in its current form.
We can recognize all of that. And you’d think that that in and of itself, what I just said would be a compelling campaign ad. But actually it’s not. It’s not. It convinces you and I because we base our decisions on facts and logic, but I wanna talk about what the Republican party needs to do if they wanna win. So let’s go back to 2020 for a second. In the 2020 presidential election, there were 258 million voting age adults that resided in the United States. That means 258 million Americans who were over the age of 18 in the United States. Now, some of those, some of those people may not be eligible to vote for various reasons. Maybe there’s some felons in that group. Maybe there are some, some legal residents. However, 250 million voters eligible in 2020, only 154 million of them voted. That means that there’s a population of 100 million people who can still be convinced to vote for us.
There’s a population of, it doesn’t even have to be the entire 100 million. There’s a huge opportunity for Republicans to reach out and ramp up what the Democrats always called, get out the vote efforts and initiatives to go and recruit voters by convincing them that our policies will best serve their life. And Republicans act like this just doesn’t exist. Republicans act like we already have this finite group of voters. And you know, this percentage of them are dedicated to Democrats, this percentage are dedicated to Republicans, and we’re just fighting for this middle ground of independents. But what about these other people? What about these other people who don’t vote at all? Republicans have just written them off. And I find this to be the most asinine strategy that I have ever heard at all. Republicans are not gonna win if we just sit back and criticize Biden’s record because the Republican name has been vilified by Democrats in pop culture, in Hollywood, in politics, by politicians, by late night hosts, by mainstream media for decades now.
And that vilification has worked because Republicans have sat back and be like, well, people aren’t gonna believe that because you can look at the facts, you can look at the logic. What they’re saying is a lie. People don’t do that. People don’t sit back and look at the facts and look at the logic. They just listen to their chosen media outlet or their social media, or their late night talk show, or Hollywood celebrities or whatever it might be. And they just accept it. And Republicans haven’t competed with that narrative. And so what’s happened is even people who are dissatisfied with how Joe Biden has run our country into the ground in the last two years, don’t wanna vote Republican because they don’t wanna be associated with this label of being a mega extremist or being a bigot or being hateful or being a transphobic or a xenophobe or whatever else it is.
And so, let me tell you what Republicans need to do here. Well, republicans need to do this is both on an individual level, candidates and politicians as well as Republican apparatus. So I’m talking about Congress, I’m talking about Super PACs, I’m talking about the RNC, I’m talking about every single aspect of the Republican Party from the lowest local level to the highest federal level. Republicans have to redefine what it means to be a Republican. And in order to redefine what it means to be a Republican, we have to get our own house in order. We have to understand what it means to be conservative. Because lemme ask you a question sitting here right now today, can you define what it means to be a conservative? What is our underlying philosophy? What does that mean? Like, what is conservatism based on? What’s the foundational philosophy of conservatism?
Now, a lot of you might not be able to answer that question. And the reason why is because the Republican establishment doesn’t know the answer either. The Republican establishment has failed for decades, generations to actually understand what it means to be a conservative. So people don’t know what it means to be a conservative. And how are you supposed to, how are you supposed to share the information if you don’t fully understand it? Now, you and I, we understand what it means to protect our constitution. We understand the difference between freedom and tyranny. We understand the difference between Marxism and communism and liberty. We get all of that. We’re not stupid, we understand. But at the foundational level, the Republican party has a hard time coming up with issues or coming up with policy ideas that aren’t just oppositional to the Left’s policy issues because the conservative movement and the Republican Party don’t understand what our goal is.
Like, what is our goal as conservatives? A lot of people say, oh, well, the goal is to conserve. Okay, but to conserve what? To conserve just our constitution. Like our constitution is in an in and of itself a tool to conserve. What are we conserving? And if we’re conserving liberty or freedom or individual rights, what do those words even mean? What is liberty Is, is liberty. The liberty to abort your child? Is liberty, the liberty to, to kill, to kill other people? Is liberty, the liberty to seal? Money is freedom. Anarchy is our individual rights. What is an individual, right? There’s no consensus in our country anymore on what those words even mean. And so the Republican Party, I know this sounds, this sounds kind of complex, kind of convoluted, but people ask me frequently, is there hope to save our country from the cultural Marxism that we’re facing right now?
And my answer to this is, yes, we still can, but it’s not easy. I’m not gonna sit here and just say like, oh, yes, rah, rah, rah, red, white, and blue. Of course, freedom always prevails. Freedom does not always prevail. And so we do have a mechanism that we can use to save our country, but it’s not an easy mechanism. People have to fully understand it and be fully committed to it. And the g l p has to undergo an awakening to understand that the libertarianism that we have embraced as a party in the last 50 years, it’s just a road to authoritarianism. Because libertarianism, the, the core of it is like a backing away from the use of government power. It’s saying we want the government to be so tiny and so limited that everyone can do anything that they want as long as they don’t violate someone else’s fundamental right?
But the Left doesn’t, didn’t agree to this, right? The left didn’t say, okay, well, let’s back away from government. The left is still committed to using government to propagate their ideology. And so what this means is there’s no such thing as neutrality. There’s no such thing as just this like absence of government. All that libertarian in meat libertarianism means to us as Republicans is that we have surrendered the fight over our government, but the Left hasn’t surrendered it. The left is committed to capturing every institution related both to our government and our civil institutions, of course. And so they have, they’ve completely captured it because we stopped competing and we stopped competing. Some people are like, yeah, but we don’t wanna do what the Left does. We don’t wanna use the power of government to dictate to people how they should live. And I would say in a certain sense, yes, that’s correct.
We don’t wanna become a theocracy. No one’s, no one’s advocating that we become theocracy. But if you go back in US history, right? You look at the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of Independence is a very libertarian document. It’s based on the ideology of John Locke. John Locke thought that government should be as limited as possible and that society should be organized with the goal of almost absolute liberty, or as close to absolute liberty as a functional, civilized society could achieve that. That’s the philosophy of John Locke. Thomas Jefferson copied John Locke’s ideology, put in our declaration and produced a brilliant document. Don’t get me wrong, no cri, no criticism there. But our nation, once we had fought the Revolutionary War, we created the Articles of Confederation. They were also based on this John Lockian sort of libertarian idea of a very small, limited government, a society that was very libertarian, very close to absolute liberty.
And it didn’t work. We experienced like a decade of chaos after the articles of a confederation. So we called a constitutional con confederation to, or a constitutional convention to try to address and amend the articles of Confederation. And what happened is we realized the founding fathers or the framers of our constitution, the eventual framers realized that John Locke just didn’t have what it takes. The philosophy of John Locke was not adequate for a functional society. And so our constitution is not built on Locke and principles of libertarianism. Our constitution is built on the philosophy of Edmund Burke. Edmund Burke is a British philosopher who rejected the definition of liberty being as close to absolute liberty as possible. And Edmund Burke argued for ordered liberty, a society of ordered liberty, where liberty in and of itself is not, is not the end goal because liberty in and of itself is just licentiousness, right?
It doesn’t, it doesn’t have inherent morality. Edmund Burke said, in order for liberty to be a tool to achieve something greater, we have to define liberty as a society that’s oriented around the pursuit of justice. And he defined justice as quote unquote original justice, meaning the justice that was defined for us by God. It’s also known as natural law. So all of this is very cerebral, all of this is very philosophical. But if the Republican party and the conservative movement don’t back up for a second and say, wait a second, what is conservatism? What do we stand for as Republicans? We don’t just stand for policy issues we stand for. And what they should say is, we stand for ordered liberty. Therefore, we understand that natural law should be the law of the land that our country’s legal heritage is not one where morality doesn’t touch the law.
It’s one where the law is based in Judeo-Christian morality. And it doesn’t mean that anybody’s gonna get forced to practice, you know, Christianity as a religion in their personal lives. But it does mean that we acknowledge as a people that our foundation is a Christian nation. And a Christian nation should act like a Christian nation. A Christian nation should acknowledge right and wrong as defined by Christian doctrine, Christian morality, that man and woman and marriage and sex are defined the by their reality. Their reality in Judeo-Christian morality. And again, this is not a theocracy. This doesn’t mean anybody has to practice these religious doctrines in their personal life. It doesn’t mean you have to have faith. It doesn’t mean that you have to have a relationship with Christ. I advocate on your behalf that you do, but that’s not what this political structure means.
And what conservatives have to do is they have to understand that we as a conservative movement and a Republican party, have to pursue ordered liberty if we want to win. And once we understand that, suddenly we’ll find the focus that we meet. Suddenly we’ll look at every issue and we’ll be like, no, no, you don’t have a right to take your child to a drag show. You don’t have a right as a venue to have men dressed as women gyrating and doing sexually explicit dance moves in front of small children. We’re gonna disallow you from doing that because that’s fundamentally immoral. That’s objectively wrong. And as a society, we can’t function if we allow wrong to happen.
It’s the same thing you can, you can look at any number of these things. The same thing with public school teachers. The same thing with grooming. The same thing with critical race theory. Of course, we can say critical race theory isn’t allowed in our school. Of course, we can objectively identify critical race theory as Marxism. We can objectively identify communism as being bad. And we can and should indoctrinate our children into thinking that communism is bad. Marxism is evil. Critical race theory and queer theory are a part of the evil ideology of communism. Of course we should, because if conservatives and Republicans don’t compete for the culture, then we’re gonna lose it. And if we lose it, we’re never gonna win another election. And in our, this is not some radical idea that I’m bringing to the table. This is not something that I invented.
This is not something that’s totally outside of the realm of what our country is. This is actually our heritage. We’ve just forgotten it. This is what our nation was intended to be. James Madison, the author of our constitution, quoted Edmund Burke and he quoted Edmund Burke, Edmund Burke’s definition of what liberty is ordered liberty. And that ordered liberty is really the pursuit of justice. And justice is natural law as defined by God, the author of our constitution. We had other, other founding fathers and framers of our constitution say that our nation was made for our moral people and no other. And if we and George Washington, George Washington, the first president, the father of his country said that if we forget our, this is a paraphrase, of course, if we forget our religious principles we’re done, doesn’t mean forcing someone to practice these, these tenets of faith. It does mean acknowledging that our country was built on the definition of these words as defined by Judeo-Christian morality. And that we have the authority to justly use our government to order our society along these principles. If we want to win, if we want to defeat Joe Biden and it’s horribly dishonest ad, it’s the craziest part of that ad is how he juxtaposes words over video and images that have nothing to do with those words. It’s a classic Marxist tactic.
If we want to defeat that, we can’t just point out, oh, you know what? The last two years have kind of sucked for you. You should vote for a Republican. We have to redefine the Republican brand. Conservatives have to embrace our heritage of ordered liberty, and we have to be based and savage and never stray off message. Otherwise, we’re not gonna win. All right guys, make sure you tune in tonight. It’s just a couple of hours now, 6:00 PM Eastern. You can go to liz wheeler.com to get your free tickets to watch my speech, “The Ideology of Transgenderism” at James Madison University. If you aren’t able to attend in person, go to YouTube.com/y AF tv or Rumble.com/LizWheeler to watch us live. It’s gonna be fun. It’s gonna be crazy. And don’t forget to tune in to this show tomorrow where I’ll give you a peek into everything that happened behind the scenes before and after the event. Thank you for watching today. Thank you for listening. I’m Liz Wheeler. This is The Liz Wheeler Show.