The Liberty Amendments

The Liberty Amendments

Restoring the American Republic

Book - 2013
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The long-awaited new book on how to fix our broken government by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Liberty and Tyranny and Ameritopia .

MARK R. LEVIN HAS MADE THE CASE, IN NUMEROUS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOKS-- MEN IN BLACK , LIBERTY AND TYR­ANNY , AND AMERITOPIA --THAT THE PRIN­CIPLES UNDERGIRDING OUR SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM ARE UNRAVELING. 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 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 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.
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2013.
Edition: First Threshold Editions hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451606270
Branch Call Number: 342.7308 LEV
Characteristics: viii, 257 pages ; 22 cm

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naturalist
Aug 14, 2015

“Mark Levin's Electoral Kryptonite” from . . .
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/08/19/mark-levins-electoral-kryptonite/195471 . . . .
and . . .
“Give Me Amendments or Give Me Death” “Inside the secretive campaign by state legislators to pass conservative amendments in 34 states and rewrite the Constitution.”
by Emma Roller and David Weigel . . .
from . . .
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/12/chris_kapenga_mark_levin_and_article_v_the_secret_campaign_to_pass_conservative.html

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Slys65ss
Aug 13, 2015

Excellent ideas for trying to fix the American problem of big government. Term limits for congress and Supreme Court would make such a difference and if done years ago could have prevented the current climate we're in. I couldn't agree more with Levin's ideas regarding power back to the states and allowing the people to decide where and how their money is spent by the government.

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BRANDY790
Apr 13, 2015

EXCELLENT BOOK WELL WRITTEN, GIVES YOU LIBERAL DRONES SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT OTHER THAN GETTING FREE GOVT EVERTHING!!

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bosatsu
Jan 16, 2014

Other than his Obama bashing every other sentence, this is an ok look at how we got to this mess we're in...
He has nothing good to say about liberals, and very little bad to say about conservatives...
He doesn't address the Corporate takeover of government and the Supreme court in the 1830's, the Fed takeover in 1913, the attempted military coup against Roosevelt in the 30's, Nixon taking us off the Gold standard, Reagan Quadrupling the debt and doubling the size of Government, Greenspan making the taxpayer responsible for Wall Street profits, W Bush's unfunded wars... etc... etc...
But other than that, it is at least one angry man's take on Gummint and those danged hippies that are hell-bent on sucking the life out of our poor CEO's...
Enjoy it with a grain of salt...

iskeen Oct 21, 2013

Levin's analysis of the problem of creeping statism is excellent. However, his solutions only move the goal posts back and draw lines in the sand. In many ways, the solutions will add complexity and confusion to government without solving the problems and possibly creating more problems. Those looking for an historical assessment of the problems and how we got to statism will find a lot of those answers in this book. However, those looking for amendments which enshrine the functions of government in principle will find instead a laundry list of conceivably pragmatic but ultimately unsatisfactory prescriptions.

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MadamJava
Oct 05, 2013

Excellent! An actual plan to restore the United States of America to its original form of government by the people. This is a workable plan, well constructed. Let's do this!

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