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The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic Hardcover – August 13, 2013
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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)
About the Author
Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, and chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation, is the author of Liberty and Tyranny, the thirty-eight-week New York Times bestseller that spent three months at #1 and sold more than one million copies; and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Plunder and Deceit, Ameritopia, and The Liberty Amendments. His books Men in Black and Rescuing Sprite were also New York Times and national bestsellers. He was a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet, including serving as chief of staff to the Attorney General of the United States. He holds a B.A. from Temple University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, and a J.D. from Temple University Law School. Follow Mark Levin on Twitter or visit MarkLevinShow.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
These ideas will be opposed by those who favor central planning and a very powerful federal government, who believe that a few should decide the fate of many, who like the current system and the way it's headed. It will also be ignored by those who think that there is too much inertia to oppose the direction we're headed. It's true there are powerful forces at work fundamentally transforming the nation, but it's also true that there is a plurality of opinion throughout the US. For those who wonder how we've gotten to where we are presently, and how we might restore personal liberty and more localized government, where we have MORE of a say, not less, this is a very important book and worth reading and discussing.
1) Republicans who cheered for Bush when he did the stimulus package then booed Obama for doing the same
2) Democrats who hated Bush for the Patriot Act yet cheered Obama for defending it.
3) People who gives crappy reviews to books they never read
My point is that most people I know identify with a party, not an ideology. These people believe Bush could do no wrong (On the Republicans side) and believe Obama is a Jesus figure (on the Democrats side) We have lost these people.... they are the gone.
If you are about FREEDOM and LIBERTY for ALL AMERICANS. This is a good read. It is also a challenging read. It is all laid out in a easy format but the challenge is in the thought behind it. In deciding if what we have now is really working and if this could really help. This book made me want to start believing in the power of the people around me, the the state I live, and in the country I love. This is a call to a peaceful revolution to reclaim what is ours as Americans.
My only regret is that the lost people that need to read it the most will never turn the page and vote us party line into oblivion.
One last note. I have the kindle version and unlike some kindle books this one has perfect formatting.
*Random Edit* I just did a quick count of 1 star reviews... only one amazon verified purchase... wow... does that tell you something? Go ahead and take a look at the five star reviews... notice something?
Moving past the mechanics, Mark Levin spends the majority of the book beyond the introduction proposing a series of amendments which he believes would reaffirm fading constitutional liberty. The points are well developed and it is clear that significant thought has gone into them. He continues with his unique writing style; crisp and authoritative, and always developing a narrative as if he's prosecuting a case.
While this is a powerful and important book, I reduced my rating to "four stars" because of my one criticism; that the author relied a little to heavily on past successes. Levin chose to quote HIMSELF from all three of his previous political works (Men in Black, Liberty & Tyranny, and Ameritopia) instead of re-developing the concepts.
That was the only thing which I found to be a little jarring in the writing. Otherwise, the book is highly recommended both for its writing style and its content.
Excellent way to begin my weekend coming home from work with your book waiting in the mailbox. I could not put it down last night and stayed up until the early hours this morning (03:30) finishing it! I know I talked with a friend that is knowledgeable of the Constitution, and he and I were discussing how we had no idea whatsoever about Article 5.
Looking forward to restore the republic with you Brothers and Sisters. (Greg Johnson, FL)