The election of Obama, the ramming of ObamaCare down the throat of America, the GOP good-old boy establishment ramming supposedly "electable" candidates who are afraid to stand for conservatism, and the Supreme Court that either actively legislates laws from the bench or throws out the will of the voters in state proposition ballots. The Oath of Office to protect and defend the Constitution seems to be "just words" instead of a sacred pledge by too many who serve.
In his upcoming book to come out August 13th, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, best-selling author and radio talk show host Mark Levin gives new hope to those of us who believe in the founding principles of our nation, that those principles can be restored regardless of a Congress or Supreme Court.
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 reestablish 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.He expanded more about his book during his radio show earlier this evening.
I propose that we, the people, take a closer look at the Constitution itself for our preservation. The Constitution provides the means for restoring self-government and averting societal catastrophe. In the case of societal collapse, resurrecting the civil society in Article Five.Levin points out that Article Five of the Constitution, which states that amendments can be proposed by two-thirds majorities in Congress, also provides a way for the applications of legislatures of two-thirds of the states to call for a Constitutional Convention to propose amendments.
The fact is, that Article Five expressly grants state legislatures significant authority to rebalance the Constitutional structure for the purpose of restoring our Founding Principles, should the Federal Government shed its limitations, abandon its original purpose and grow too powerful, as many delegates in Philadelphia in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention feared. Which is exactly why they provided for two methods of amending the Constitution.Levin's previous books (Men in Black, Liberty and Tyranny, and Ameritopia), as well as his radio show, should be considered required reading and essential study for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Constitution. It's only fitting that a Constitutional lawyer and scholar is proving us the path to restoring the principles that made our nation great, prosperous and free. I'm looking forward to this.