Mark R. Levin has made the case, in numerous New York Times best-selling books - Men in Black, Liberty and Tyranny, and Ameritopia - that the principles undergirding our society and governmental system are unravelling. In The Liberty Amendments, he turns to the founding fathers and the constitution itself for guidance in restoring the American republic.
For a century, the Statists have steadfastly constructed a federal Leviathan, distorting and evading our constitutional system in pursuit of an all-powerful, ubiquitous central government. The result is an ongoing and growing assault on individual liberty, state sovereignty, and the social compact. Levin argues that if we cherish our American heritage, it is time to embrace a constitutional revival.
The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and the delegates to each state's ratification convention foresaw a time when - despite their best efforts to forestall it - the Federal government might breach the Constitution's limits and begin oppressing the people. Agencies such as the IRS and the EPA and programs such as Obamacare demonstrate that the Framers' fear was prescient.
Therefore, the Framers provided two methods for amending the Constitution. The second was intended for our current circumstances - empowering the states to bypass Congress and call a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution. Levin argues that we, the people, can avoid a perilous outcome by seeking recourse, using the method called for in the Constitution itself.
The Framers adopted 10 constitutional amendments, called the Bill of Rights, that would preserve individual rights and state authority. Levin lays forth 11 specific prescriptions for restoring our founding principles, ones that are consistent with the Framers' design. His proposals - such as term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices and limits on federal taxing and spending - are pure common sense, ideas shared by many. They draw on the wisdom of the Founding Fathers - including James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and numerous lesser-known but crucially important men - in their content and in the method for applying them to the current state of the nation.
Now is the time for the American people to take the first step toward reclaiming what belongs to them. The task is daunting, but it is imperative if we are to be truly free.
©2013 Mark R. Levin (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
You really need to read this book, conservative or liberal, freedom lover or socialist. It is worthwhile to know what the possibilities are to save our nation from its radical slide into a progressive socialist quagmire. I really recommend this book.
This is a true option. Not like trying to believe an election for a centralized chief will make a difference. Which, of course, it will not. Learn the true options provided for us by the original framers.
This is my first, so it is hard to tell! I think it falls under the 'Ron Paul' category of easy to read and understand books. Most libertarian or classically liberal minded people would have already considered such changes or is not earth shattering to them.
The emphasis in some chapters about the regulatory state.
The post-constitutional state.
Here he makes the case for taking back our Country from the Federal Leviathan using the only option left to us by the Constitution.
It is an important work and should be a na b datory read by anyone who loves freedom.
The american people must regain control of their government and make it responsive to our desires. Mark Levin shows us the way by providing a workable blueprint. Article V of the US Constitution is there for a purpose and it's time for us to use it.
Gets the blood boiling in anger, yet sadly reflects the nature of man and our inability to overcome the allure of money & power for personal gain.
I've read/listened to all of Levin's books except Ameritopia, and this is the best. His language is clearer and more direct, so his message doesn't get lost in a bunch of complex prose. The proposed amendments are well thought out and address specific and severe problems in our national legislature.
Again, I wish Levin had read the entire book instead of just the first and last chapters. He talks about politics as his chosen profession, so I just don't understand his repeated refusal to spend an additional 6 hours per book to make his message that much more persuasive to however many thousands of listeners who will hear these works.
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