I feel bad for Mark Levin and unfortunately for the rest of America too. He puts forth in The Liberty Amendments a framework for “restoring the American republic” and one that will in no way shape or form be instituted. Perhaps he too admits this early in the book with a quote about soft tyranny by Alexis de Tocqueville;
“It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men were seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
I know far too many people who are “tired of the politics” and just want to get on with their lives. I am going to pretend that Santa, the Easter Bunny, and an elected legislative bode that represents its constituents exists. In this book Mark Levin authors eleven common sense Amendments to our constitution. Each one is well written and followed by a discussion of the need and the history of our founding that shows how this is what our Founding Fathers wanted. The Liberty Amendments are not a way to change/transform our country, but a way to get it back to the way it was meant to be. Where elected officials understanding that The United States is a representative republic, that it is of the people not of the special interests.
Mr. Levin also has also recognized that entrenched Washington officials will NEVER ever pay these logical steps anything more than lip service. How many years have you heard politicians propose term limits? The Founders seem to have left a bit of prescient trail magic in The Constitution. There is a way for the states (remember we are The United States of America) to bypass a bloated federal government and amend The Constitution. There are a lot of Republican governors who could just get this thing moving. I don’t see how any sane person could read these Liberty Amendments and not see the logic. Again, I am still hopeful…not optimistic any more, just hopeful.
Thanks Mr. Levin for a great wish list!