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An important, well argued exposé of judicial abuse,
This review is from: Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America (Hardcover)
It is a very curious, but undeniable fact that, at age 58, I observe that as my politics have not changed to any significant degree since my 20s (i.e. Vietnam/Watergate), the world around me has turned itself inside out. Our generation demanded answers, not evasions to the compelling and important issues of our time - and we were considered politically radical. Today, it is the reverse. Those who ask the questions, challenge the assumptions and "conventional wisdom" who are viewed as reactionary. This is nothing if not the other side of Alice's rabbit hole. Regrettably, it is not fantasy - but reality - and our courts have indeed usurped legislative power, without any checks or balances, to themselves. We have permitted this horrifying metastasis to occur - and it is time to beat it back.
Mark Levin's text lays out in plain English both the history and the record of the legislative abuses of the judiciary branch of our government - one which, in the case of The Supreme Court, is neither elected nor accountable to anyone.
This text should stand as required reading for all American citizens, and as the logical point of departure for the discussion of its issues, now long, long overdue.
The only way we can truly govern ourselves is to take back the power of government for ourselves - to learn how the government is supposed to operate, and then to insist that it be done so, as the authors of our framing documents laid them out. To interpret the law is one thing - to corrupt it is quite another - and for any one branch to usurp unchecked power is the rallying cry for revolution, that is, the power of the ballot box - the demand for the reestablishment of the balance of power.
Absolutely to be recommended - its critical message could not be more timely or important at this moment in our history.
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Initial post: Sep 29, 2010 9:08:00 PM PDT
Methinks two things are possible. One is that Levin is incredibly ignorant of the history of the Supreme Court. The other, more likely, given that he has gone to law school and worked in the White House, is that he uses bits of knowledge to deliberately distort history, for the "benefit" of the uninformed.
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