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
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Mark Levin points out that there IS HOPE in the fight to hold onto to our inalienable rights as US Citizens. As a student, my civics class was extremely boring to me - but Mark Levin makes it interesting and the book left me in awe of the brilliance of our founding fathers.
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Let us not Forget!!
Cry....Because so many Americans have let the fight for Freedom and Liberty fade in their minds...
Outstanding Patriot is Mark...
Say something about yourself!
I'd like people to realize just how screwed up our nation has become and what they can do to help fix it.
The federal government was formed by the states to do things that are best done together, and not individually. Now, the federal government has managed to reverse this power, and arrogantly lords over the states - the ultimate power grab. The states need to take this power back.
I don't understand the question. Very unclear what you are asking.
Listen to the book. You just might learn something.
yes-clearly mark is a deep thinker and repeated listening will provide great depth
I think both are the same
cry is the way this great document has been trashed by third rate politicians
Greatest book ever
The first chapter
It has one
A book I' ve been wanting for fifty years.
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