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The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic [Kindle Edition]

Mark R. Levin
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Mark R. Levin has made the case, in numerous bestselling books 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.

The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and the delegates to each state’s ratification convention foresaw a time when 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.


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"[Mark Levin] has done an incredible job of drafting these proposed amendments aimed at re-establishing the balance between the federal and state governments...let our national conversation begin, and let us thank Mark Levin for initiating it." (David Limbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Destroyer)

"Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments is the revolutionary blueprint millions of Americans have been waiting for...carefully and powerfully written." (Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator)

“Mark Levin's book is a serious work that can serve as an action plan for curing what ails us.” (Cal Thomas, The Washington Examiner)

About the Author

Mark R. Levin is the author of the million-copy-selling #1 New York Times bestseller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. His nationally syndicated talk-radio show has 8.5 million listeners and is heard nationwide on hundreds of radio stations as well as on satellite radio and Armed Forces Radio. His previous books, Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America and Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish, were also New York Times and national bestsellers. He also contributed a preface to a book by his father, Jack E. Levin: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated. He was a top adviser to several members of President Reagan’s cabinet. He is president of Landmark Legal Foundation and holds a BA from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Visit Mark Levin on the web at MarkLevinShow.com.

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884 of 939 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amending the Constitution? August 13, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Mark Levin is a radio host and a Constitutional scholar. Invoking Article V of the Constitution, which sets out methods for amendments, Levin has proposed a number of changes to term limits, taxation, restoring states' power and more.

Currrently, states' powers have been almost completely overruled by Federal laws and mandates, debt is out of control, stretching past two generations of American's ability to pay it off. Government spending is a significant proportion of GDP and the GDP itself is stagnating; is this caused by the heavy burden of non-productive government spending? Government regulation has even gone so far as to dictate what kind of light bulb can be manufactured and sold and choices in healthcare may soon be dictated by unelected bureaucrats. For those who think that this kind of centralized power is dangerous and even tyrannical, Levin's amendments seek to address the power that the Federal government has arrogated unto itself, a power that never was the original intent of the Founding Fathers and which reduces individual liberty significantly.

Levin's amendments include:

1. Term limits, including for justices.
2. Repealing Amendment 17 and returning the election of senators to state legislatures
3. A congressional supermajority to override Supreme Court decisions (overruling what could be a stacked court)
4. Spending limit based on GDP
5. Taxation capped at 15%
6. Limiting the commerce clause, and strengthening private property rights
7. Power of states to override a federal statute by a three-fifths vote.
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457 of 492 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Daddy's Republican August 13, 2013
By Kevin
Format:Hardcover
Mark Levin is an outstanding scholar and intellectual force multiplier for liberty. Having dedicated his life to defeating the Hobbesian leviathan that resides within our national government (and plenty of state governments mind you), I personally admire his steadfast defense of liberty and the constitution. Many of my libertarian friends might be skeptical of his intellectual prowess, merely writing him off as another "neocon." This is an incorrect, and intellectually lazy, assumption which flippantly discounts Levin's commitment to liberty. So, for any libertarians out there that are not sure whether Levin is a champion of liberty and a true intellectual, I encourage you to read Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America. We are all on the same side here. The Liberty Amendments provides hope, direction, and an attainable goal for all lovers of liberty, conservative and libertarian alike. What is that goal? To use the second method found within Article V for amending the Constitution through the States. I did not realize that this could be. I thought that the only way for a Constitutional amendment to become part of the Constitution is for them to be introduced in the legislature which must support it with a 2/3 vote and then ratified by 3/4 of the states. Not so, explains Levin. This is what statists fear most: the states uniting against the national government to amend the Constitution and restore limited government and begin an exodus from the post-Constitutional era into the Constitutional era. This should be a rally point for conservatives and libertarians who can appreciate Levin's original premise and intellect that produced this first-rate scholarship and provides fuel for the torch of liberty.
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486 of 544 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amending the Republicrats August 13, 2013
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~WARNING: This is Not Your Bubbe's Meatball Recipe!

Our Republic is broken. Some of the most hostile and antagonistic adversaries to liberty reside within our own government, including those apostate politicians we trusted to rightly represent us. We have a malevolent body of reckless politicians whom pass 3000-page omnibus legislation they cannot have read. Washington statists have no incentive to read their own legislative bills because they are wont to exempt themselves from their laws. Example: Affordable Healthcare Act - The U.S. Congress is exempt from Obamacare! In fact, Barack Obama is himself exempt from Obamacare! Americans are capriciously mandated to comply with onerous, life-changing laws, by the Ruling Class statists in Congress, who contrive, (in bad faith) to actually exempt themselves from the very laws they author as compulsory for, "We the Little People".
SEE: Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

Further, these arrogant statists cherry-pick exemptions from their own lawmaking by doling out exemptions from their legal hardships as Party favors to their union cronies. Then to their largest contributors. Then to their friends and office staff. We have become a broken system with two sets of laws. Once our elected representatives are safely embedded on the other side of the Potomac, they then join notorious political coalitions, as they plot in secret, to upend their constituents' political, and moral principles, as well as forsake the Constitution they swore an oath to uphold. SEE:
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5.0 out of 5 stars this is a must read for everyone who wants to ...
this is a must read for everyone who wants to stop the unconstitutional governing being thrust on us by the Obama administration. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Rita L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Well written and thought provoking. I have always enjoyed listening to Mark Levin on the radio and now am a big fan of his writing as well. Highly recommend this one!
Published 1 day ago by JR
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only read one book this year, make it this one.
The author is an outstanding Constitutional authority and this book is the gold standard for anyone who seriously wants to see America return to her former glory. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant work. Would love to see these discussed in ...
Brilliant work. Would love to see these discussed in a convention of the States.
Published 7 days ago by j s d lee
5.0 out of 5 stars AMEN!!! Let's hope that we can educate ...
AMEN!!! Let's hope that we can educate the ill-informed along with the uninformed American voter to turn this country back into the small government, freedom protecting entity it... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Turk Suleiman
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This book is right on point. Mark Levin is a genius.
Published 8 days ago by Carla Cox
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as describe
Published 9 days ago by Brian Leclerc
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark Levin a brillant legal mind!
Written by Mark Levin what more needs to be said?
One of the most brilliant legal minds in America and who expresses the truth regarding American values including state's... Read more
Published 9 days ago by helen m jones
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Great book
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good product
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Mark R. Levin is a nationally syndicated talk radio host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation. He has also worked as an attorney in the private sector and as a top adviser and administrator to several members of President Reagan's cabinet. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Liberty and Tyranny, as well as New York Times bestselling books Rescuing Sprite and Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Mark holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

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I'm eagerly awaiting the release of this book. I presume (based on the way he is speaking) that this will come away from philosophy a bit, and perhaps be a 'playbook' to return the country to its roots, which I would briefly describe as liberty in the context of a civil society.
May 30, 2013 by Ryan M. O'Hanlon |  See all 3 posts
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Watch out for the trolls here, Leo.

I am with you.
Sep 12, 2013 by Polymath |  See all 2 posts
I am sorry, but Mark Levin is wrong about 9/11 conspiracy
They are all gate keepers to the truth.
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