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The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic

Mark R. Levin ✓ 5 Download The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic Free download ↠ 5 Ople Agencies such as the IRS and 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 ten constitutional amendments called the Bill of Rights that would preserve individual rights and state authority Levin lays forth eleven specific prescriptions for. In this book from Mark R Levin the author makes the proposal that the states call for a States Convention to offer amendments to the Constitution He begins by debunking the prevailing theory that such a convention could lead to the wholesale destruction of our Constitution as we know it today much as the Constitutional Convention that was called to amend the Articles of Confederation resulted in the replace of those articles with the Constitution In the course of the book Mr Levin suggests eleven potential amendments which in the aggregate serve the purpose of restoring the Constitution to the principles of the Founding Fathers He proposes term limits a balanced budget limits on sales taxes opportunities for the states to amend the Constitution in the future protections for private property and protection for the integrity of the vote And in the end he solicits suggestions for ways to improve these suggestions furtherThis is an excellent book and should be read by every serious scholar of the Constitution and every citizen who cares about the future of the country

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Mark R. Levin ✓ 5 Download The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic Free download ↠ 5 For a century the Statists have steadfastly constructed a federal Leviathan distorting and evading our constitutional system in pursuit of an all powerful ubiuitous 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 pe. August 10 preview reviewI heard the audio excepts today on Mark s show from the Liberty Amendments and was encouraged enough to buy a copy I thought I would the be one of the first to indicate what I thought about the potential solution to the problem that the federal government is imposing on us This is yet another way that the average countryman can start fighting the hundreds of unconstitutional laws and 80000 pages of regulations that are spitting out of the federal government every year I have read Tom Woods Nullification book and Michael Bolden s tenth amendment center where the states can Nullify unconstitutional laws like Obamacare Indefinite detention Real Id drug laws and the travel freedom actMark is presenting a 2nd method to control the federal leviathan by proposing many new amendments to the constitution that will protect us from the federal government According to Article 5 of the constitution these and other potential amendments will be proposed when 23 of the states vote to hold a convention to propose the amendments to the constitution After the convention 34 of the states have to approve each amendment prior to them becoming part of the constitution He is hoping to start a new movement with this book to start the processOur current solution of voting the bums out has not worked for hundreds of years Your vote is only looked at when there is a tie There has never been a tie This is from Nozick tale of a slave here Tale of Slave 1st chapter of the new book can be read here I know that our current president does not pay much attention to the constitution If we don t pay attention to the constitution there is nothing to keep him from running for another term or declaring himself the supreme ruler of the United States

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Mark R. Levin ✓ 5 Download The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic Free download ↠ 5 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 fre. The Liberty Amendments 2012 Mark LevinA short book report by Ron Housley The Liberty Amendments wound up in my cart after I succumbed to the cable news blitz plus personal nudging from several friends Also as I wrote in my book report on Levin s prior book Ameritopia this author does have some penchant for scholarship All of that was a sufficient hook for me Levin s thesis is that the country s lurch into statism can be reversed if we hold state conventions to amend the ConstitutionI came to the book sympathetic to its assumptions and goals but thoroughly pessimistic that any such movement toward state conventions would ever happen After all I reasoned the conservatives couldn t even figure out how to oppose Obamacare how in the world are they going to succeed at the much daunting goal of launching state conventions to propose Constitutional amendments LEVIN S BASIC ORIENTATIONLike with Calvin Coolidge Levin s heart is in the right place But also like Coolidge Levin shies away from the all important MORAL case for liberty Further he uses the term liberty over and over but nowhere does he explicitly tell us that the central essence of liberty is protection against the use of physical force by others particularly by government LEVIN S BASIC ARGUMENTLevin like many of us is deeply troubled by the decline of the West by the decline of Western values by the decline of the United States And he is offering us a way to fix it to reverse the decline But what he gives us is an attempt to modify the rules in the hope that better ideas will followTo me it s like putting the cart before the horse If ideas determine history then it is ideas that one must change Proper ideas aren t going to evolve merely by tweaking the legal structure by passing amendmentsBesides the dominant philosophy in our culture wouldn t support a movement aimed at developing amendments which are ideologically opposed to that culture s philosophyTake Levin s proposal for Term Limits for example Notice that California instituted term limits and what has been the result taxes regulations less liberty And as an extra penalty the California legislature lost some of its most articulate pro liberty voices when term limits went into effect So given the culture s current dominant philosophy wouldn t any new amendments themselves then become corrupted by the same policies and decisions which have perverted the law for over a centuryLevin hovers in an area of critical relevance when he points out the importance of protecting private property He is only a few steps away from telling us that each American has a right to his own life a right to use and dispose of his own property as he judges appropriate for him a right to prosper even if he doesn t want to sacrifice for a needy neighbor a right to live for his own sake I waited nervously for Levin to cross into that discussion alas he never did Hence the opportunity to make the MORAL case is postponed for yet again THE 17TH AMENDMENTLevin did have a compelling few pages about the direct election of Senators the 17th Amendment Here is his argumentFirst realize that the 17th Amendment is just one manifestation of the rise of Progressivism in America a tactic to further concentrate power in a centralized governmentFor those who have not been able to grasp the argument here just look at how Obamacare was foisted on America by an elite minority Over 50% of the population in over 50% of the states were against Obamacare yet 60% of the Senators voted FOR it Prior to the 17th amendment those Senators were tied to the states that they represented So with the majority of Americans against the permanent lurch to the Left the majority of Senators would have been similarly against itBut under the 17th amendment the Senators who voted for Obamacare did not feel connected with the convictions of their own state s voters These Senators instead were beholden to lobbyists campaign funders national political consultants and national advocacy organizations p 46 We are certain that the majority of states were against Obamacare when we see that 27 states filed federal litigation to overturn the law If the Senators from those states were chosen by the state legislatures our country may have had a reprieve from the nationalization of health care But don t count on any groundswell to repeal the 17th amendment Because Republicans inside the beltway are no longer beholden to the states they represent With the 17th amendment we lost an important check and balance that the Founding Fathers had implemented into the Constitution to prevent concentration of power into the hands of the fewNow the federal government becomes ever powerful undeterred by voting even when the citizens object THE IDEA OF NEW AMENDMENTSHistory has shown that we certainly can t count on conservatives to stand up on principle Once conservatives appear on the field of ideas they are pathetic But Levin s amendments idea is a gimmicky way to give conservatives some voice Since conservatives are proven incompetents when it comes to principled thinking maybe they could focus on the mechanics of supporting some of these amendments The conservatives over all have not been good on the battlefield of ideas They are crushed by demagoguery and they are thoroughly caught up in the altruism which tells them that it is good to force the citizens to sacrifice themselves The reason that the conservatives lose on this battlefield is because the liberals are consistent in their own advocacy of sacrifice The consistent adversary always wins IN SUMMARYWould the fact that the majority of Americans support statism change if Levin s amendments were implemented tomorrow Would passing these amendments change anybody s mind Any effort to propose or support these amendments takes time away from advocating underlying ideas that have to come first But as for the amendments themselves the world would have to change dramatically to get to the point where these would pass after which point you wouldn t need them anywaySo I give Levin high marks for the effort I sympathize with his fear of mushrooming statism And I maintain a certain fervor in behalf of holding on to the fragments of liberty that we can still touch At least Levin s book brings attention to the problem that we all face as our government continues to grow out of control His book may help us to focus on the good fight Desperately Seeking Someone Life Goes On Desperately Seeking Someone #2 yet 60% of the Senators voted FOR it Prior to the 17th amendment those Senators were tied to the states that they represented So with the majority of Americans against the permanent lurch to the Left the majority of Senators would have been similarly against itBut under the 17th amendment the Senators who voted for Obamacare did not feel connected with the convictions of their own state s voters These Senators instead were beholden to lobbyists campaign funders national political consultants and national advocacy organizations p 46 We are certain that the majority of states were against Obamacare when we see that 27 states filed federal litigation to overturn the law If the Senators from those states were chosen by the state legislatures our country may have had a reprieve from the nationalization of health care But don t count on any groundswell to repeal the 17th amendment Because Republicans inside the beltway are no longer beholden to the states they represent With the 17th amendment we lost an important check and balance that the Founding Fathers had implemented into the Constitution to prevent concentration of power into the hands of the fewNow the federal government becomes ever powerful undeterred by voting even when the citizens object THE IDEA OF NEW AMENDMENTSHistory has shown that we certainly can t count on conservatives to stand up on principle Once conservatives appear on the field of ideas they are pathetic But Levin s amendments idea is a gimmicky way to give conservatives some voice Since conservatives are proven incompetents when it comes to principled thinking maybe they could focus on the mechanics of supporting some of these amendments The conservatives over all have not been good on the battlefield of ideas They are crushed by demagoguery and they are thoroughly caught up in the altruism which tells them that it is good to force the citizens to sacrifice themselves The reason that the conservatives lose on this battlefield is because the liberals are consistent in their own advocacy of sacrifice The consistent adversary always wins IN SUMMARYWould the fact that the majority of Americans support statism change if Levin s amendments were implemented tomorrow Would passing these amendments change anybody s mind Any effort to propose or support these amendments takes time away from advocating underlying ideas that have to come first But as for the amendments themselves the world would have to change dramatically to get to the point where these would pass after which point

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Liberty Amendments Restoring the American Republic
  • Mark R. Levin
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 9781451606270