“A Republic, madam. If you can keep it.” -Benjamin Franklin
Independence Day reminded me of everything I love about America: The ingenuity and spirit of its people. The courage and genius of the Founders. The eternal principles of its inception. Freedom from Tyranny.
And then I remembered everything that threatens those things for my generation.
An insurmountable debt that imperils the Millennial generation with the promise of hyperinflation, an outdated and complicated tax code that stifles economic growth, tens of thousands of burdensome regulations that drag down businesses, career politicians who care more for personal gain than for the will of the people, and a leviathan of a federal government that encroaches on nearly every syllable of the Constitution.
“America is no longer a Constitutional Republic. We are living in a soft Tyranny.” -Mark Levin
The Framers understood that history favors despotism, and that Republics must fight the natural tendency toward Tyranny. Over the past century, American politicians have been successful in distorting, ignoring, and violating the Constitution.
Is it possible to stop this trend toward Tyranny?
“We can accept our miserable fate… Or we can reclaim what is ours. This country belongs to us.” -Mark Levin
Mark Levin, America’s preeminent Conservative author, has set out to confront the threats to American Liberty with his ambitious “Liberty Project.” For it to work, Conservatives across the country must turn their anger into action, in order to reclaim what the Founding Fathers meant for all Americans to possess.
If we as Conservatives truly believe in the principles that made this country great, we must organize. For the sake of the freedoms and prosperity of future generations, we must act. And soon.
“People ask me all the time, ‘What can I do?’” Mark said recently on his radio show, the third most-listened to in the country. “This project is the answer to that question.”
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic will be released on August 13. In it, Levin will examine the words and philosophy of the Founders in their revolutionary stand against Tyranny. He will then outline a plan of action, implanted by the Founders themselves within the pages of the Constitution.
His plan will take years, perhaps decades, but it may be the only lawful method by which America can be saved.
“We must make a stand.” -Mark Levin
Article V of the United States Constitution reads:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…
In short, there are two methods by which the United States Constitution can be amended. The first, more traditional method has been that two-thirds of both Houses of Congress propose an amendment, and then a three-fourths majority is required to ratify it. Levin deems this method too difficult in today’s political climate.
The second method is more feasible only because it is more easily influenced by the People. It requires that two-thirds of the State legislatures call for a Convention to propose Amendments. When three-fourths of the State legislatures, or State Conventions, pass an Amendment, it “shall be valid to all intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution.”
To call the convention, it would require the approval of 34 state legislatures, and passage would need the approval from 38. No small task, but Republicans already control 27 state legislatures, while 5 are split. The 11 Constitutional Amendments that Levin proposes, however, are widely supported by those not in the “ruling class.”
With the election of young Conservative blood into state legislatures, and the voice of the People behind them, a Convention to restore our founding principles is not as far-fetched as it may sound.
These amendments would change how the US government has been doing business over the past century, and it just might save the Republic.
“Our magnificent Framers anticipated this day,” Levin explained Wednesday night. “They knew Republics deteriorate first from within. But the Constitution provides the means for restoring self government.”
Mark Levin might be the smartest man on radio, daily making the intellectual and often entertaining case for Liberty. He graduated suma cum laude with a degree in Political Science at the age of 19, earned his juris doctorate at age 22 in 1980, and became an adviser in the Reagan Administration the following year.
He is now the President of Landmark Legal Foundation, which frequently files lawsuits against the federal government’s abuses of power, and he hosts the Mark Levin Show which boasts about nine million listeners. Levin was nicknamed “The Great One” by his buddy Sean Hannity, even before his mega-bestseller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which has sold over 1.3 million copies.
Levin has framed modern liberals and proponents of big government as Statists, or Utopians, even going so far as describing the current state of the country as a “soft tyranny” in his last book Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America.
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic can now be purchased at a number of online book sellers. Read the full description below.
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 become oppressive. Agencies such as the IRS and EPA and programs such as Obamacare demonstrate that the Framers’ fear was prescient.
Levin argues that the Framers provided a method in the Constitution for addressing our current circumstances – which, he insists, must be resuscitated – and lays forth specific prescriptions for restoring the American republic. The answers, Levin insists, are not found in Congress, the Supreme Court, or the presidency.
This is a historic and compelling book, like few before it. Levin turns to the Constitution to save the Constitution and the nation’s future. Levin declares that we, the people, have the power to establish constitutional republicanism, protect individual and state sovereignty, and reverse the centralization and concentration of power in the hands of governing masterminds and a massive bureaucracy. Levin explains that our demise is not inevitable if we rally to reclaim our heritage and follow the Framers’ guidance.
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