Media Matters has the transcript:
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON (GUEST): Once you have the idea that a person has constitutional rights and the consent of the governed and the official serves the people and not vice versa, then all sorts of wonderful things happen.
You can — you can address problems with a majority vote. You can have courts that are not based on tribal affiliations. You can hire people that are not just your first cousin.
It’s a meritocratic idea, and it’s not based on this primitive — it’s very primitive. I mean, we don’t like to use that word, but when we start identifying by our superficial appearance and we say, “We’re going to pick that person because he looks like us,” or “Those people over there have a particular ethnic cachet,” then it all unwinds.
And I think it’ll unwind very quickly, because there’s no record I know of of any multiracial, multi-ethnic society that made it other than maybe the Ottomans and the Soviets for a while in the Roman Empire, that — they used the level of coercion that we find, you know, antithetical.