The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

by Mark R. Levin


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The long-awaited new book on how to fix our broken government by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Liberty and Tyranny and Ameritopia.

In his #1 bestsellers Liberty and Tyranny and Ameritopia, Mark R. Levin has all but predicted the current assault on our individual liberties, state sovereignty, and the social compact—the inevitable result of an all-powerful, ubiquitous central government. Fortunately, such dire circumstances were anticipated by the Founding Fathers, who gave us the means to amend the Constitution in order to preserve our rights and pre­vent governmental behemoths. Here, Levin turns to the Constitution and its Framers to lay forth eleven specific prescriptions, thoughtfully con­structed within the Framers’ design, for restoring the American Republic. His proposals are pure common sense, ideas shared by many—such as term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices and lim­its on federal taxing and spending—that draw on the wisdom of James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. With The Liberty Amendments, the American people can take the first step toward reclaiming what belongs to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451606324
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 55,859
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation, and the host of the FOX News show Life, Liberty, & Levin, is the author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers: Liberty and Tyranny, Plunder and Deceit, Rediscovering Americanism, Ameritopia, The Liberty Amendments, and Unfreedom of the Press. Liberty and Tyranny spent three months at #1 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. His books Men in Black and Rescuing Sprite were also New York Times bestsellers. Levin is an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and was a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet. He holds a BA from Temple University and a JD from Temple University Law School.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Restoring the American Republic 1

Chapter 2 An Amendment to Establish Term Limits for Members of Congress 19

Chapter 3 An Amendment to Restore the Senate 33

Chapter 4 An Amendment to Establish Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices and Super-Majority Legislative Override 49

Chapter 5 Two Amendments to Limit Federal Spending and Taxing 73

Chapter 6 An Amendment to Limit the Federal Bureaucracy 99

Chapter 7 An Amendment to Promote Free Enterprise 117

Chapter 8 An Amendment to Protect Private Property 137

Chapter 9 An Amendment to Grant the States Authority to Directly Amend the Constitution 147

Chapter 10 An Amendment to Grant the States Authority to Check Congress 169

Chapter 11 An Amendment to Protect the Vote 183

Epilogue: The Time for Action 203

Appendix: The Amendments 209

Acknowledgments 221

Notes 223

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark is telling it like it is, not how lying, cheating politicians would have us believe. We The People need to start by voting out career politicians or face a Dictatorship which is not far off. We need to start now and then implement recommendations made by Mark to protect our children's futures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Possibly the most important book of the modern era. Levin is a genius. Finally someone have devised a plan to blunt the jackboots of progressive despotism that is now the Federal Government. His best book yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Constitution lives in infamy through this book. ...Our Founding Fathers would be proud.
Rick_Gregory More than 1 year ago
The Constitution's broken. We're not living under it anymore. It has to be put back together and reaffirmed. It's being ignored by this president who just chooses which law and what part of a law he wants to obey or not. Levin proposes 10 amendments that simply reaffirm the original intent of the Constitution and then gives a thorough explanation for why each amendment is in fact justified and warranted and traces it back to the days of the founding. Presidents don't have the right to pick and choose what parts of legislation they like and implement that and deny other parts. The American people have the power to change this. One of the points in the book is that the states, the amendment process is right there in Article V, how to deal with out-of-control administrations, how to deal with leaders that are abrogating and denying the Constitution, shredding it. It's right there. The Founders are brilliant. They knew what they were doing. They weren't just devising a formula for life during their era. They were devising a structure for all time, and, as such, they were able, because they understood human nature, they were able to understand exactly how despotism happens, dictatorship happens, usurpation of freedom by governments, how it happens. That's why the country came into existence. And there is a recipe, there's a formula, there's a prescription in the Constitution for addressing the problems we have today and fixing them. And it involves the states. In our Constitution, the states, particularly banded together, have far more power than the federal government, and the people, and it's going to have to happen. And it's going to be slow in coming. This is going to be resisted by the current ruling class. They're not going to want any part of this. So it's going to have to effervesce from the grassroots up. And Levin's book is a series of ideas of how to do it that involves the American people. Some people are afraid that once you start amending the Constitution, that you're opening the door to the left. This is dealt with in the book as well. This book should be read by everyone who is concerned about the direction of this country and definitely be a standard reading requirement in our schools. The problem is our school are run by liberals, and they’ve probably banned the book in school libraries, which edifies the importance of reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clarity of thought is Mark's great gift to America.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to tell which reviewers are liberals. There is simply NO WAY any reasonable person can read this book and think it's junk or in any way a conspiracy theory type book. Highly recommend for all Americans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A constitutional method for restoring our country. Congress will not take action to reign in the expansion of the federal goverment or the "fourth branch ". The States have the power and must utilize it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book and a great read. This will be read by Americans for generations to come. You will love this book if you love America and our Constitution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark Levin writing is ., as usual, informative and concise. He gets this essential conversation started but, like all current pundits, he is wrapped up in the current mindset of Political Parties and misses the Mark (no pun intended). He is also not the first to propose the State Amendment Convention and explain that it is not a Constitutional Convention. The Society Project org has been writing about this for the last five years. You may not have heard of them because they do not have the National Audience of a talk show host. However, they have crafted an educational aid and agenda for the Amendment Convention with at least 24 essential amendments that are not addressed by "The Liberty Amendments". Read this book, but check it against TheSocietyProject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another great book from The Great One, Mark Levin. This book is an interesting follow-up to Liberty and Tyranny & Americatopia. This first two book explained the problem, this one attempts to start the process of returning the United States to a true constitutional republic with a limited federal government.
anchorworm More than 1 year ago
I am not a huge fan of Mr Levin's normal histrionics, but this book seems well intentioned and can serve as a good starting point for discussions.He states many amendments that many conservatives would like to see to bring the federal government into check. My main problem is that this type of amendment process has never been done and all sorts of interest groups could hijack the process. 
mercury47 More than 1 year ago
Every American citizen needs to read this book!
wmgill More than 1 year ago
He makes some very good points. Everyone should read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Levin's and love this book. However, I see a problem. Levin proposes term limits for Supreme Court justices and addresses the concern that that would cause us to lose good justices such as Scalia and Thomas by noted that they are likely to have retired from the court by the time the Liberty Amendments are enacted. Thomas is still a relatively young man by Supreme Court standards. If he were to retire at 79, which is the average age that the last 10 justices were when they retired or died, we're looking at perhaps a minimum of 15 years before Levin can see these amendments being enacted. Lao Tzu once wrote that no nation ever benefited from a protracted war. Socialists (which Levin calls "statists") have been in a war with Constitutionalists for several decades now, and the socialists have already done a great deal of damage. How much more damage can they do in 10-15 years? Another problem with enacting the Liberty Amendments is the requirement of 3/4 of the states to get them enacted. That would be 38 states. There are more than 12 states that are solidly "blue." Given that the Liberty Amendments would definitely weaken the Democratic Party, how would we get enough blue states to go along with the amendments? I believe if we used the process described by John Locke in Chapter 19 ("On Dissolution of Government") in his "Second Treatise of Government," it would take just a mere majority of U.S. citizens to place the old form of our government (i.e., our constitutional republic) in new hands. We would not have to depend on legislators to do the right thing. Once the old form of our government is put into new hands, Levin's Liberty Amendments could be easily enacted to prevent socialists from taking over our government again. I have written a book, "Chapter 19: Defeating the Socialist Coalition and Restoring Our Constitutional Republic" that discusses my plan. It's available for free as a PDF file at "chapter19 dot us."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book by Mark Levin! Levin, being the constitutional scholar that he is, perfectly outlines what Amendments are needed to bring this Country back to its founding principles. He explains how even under an oppressive, corrupt government, there is a way to introduce Amendments to reduce the size and scope of government. The Founding Fathers provided a means of doing so through the Article V Amendment process. We The People must follow Levin's lead and start the process to implement these Amendments. Bravo to perhaps
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book to be quite enlightening and it gave me some hope in such a dismal period of our nations march toward tyranny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4 Star. An excellent book which explains our cultural and constitutional roots and the process through which the branches of government have usurped the liberty of the people that the Founding Fathers thought would be reserved to the states and the people in our popular sovereignty.  I would have preferred it if the author had credited John Locke for his development of the concept of guarding against tyranny of the majority and the Bill of Rights as the means through which the Constitution was intended prevent any such tyranny.  While there's reference to the Supreme Court usurping authority of the other branches through its holdings it would have been more illustrative of that process if the author have devoted some space to the manner in which the Court has precluded access to the courts by the people through extra-constitutional rules of construction such as "standing to sue", "the rational basis test" relative to discrimination and the "presumption in favor of constitutionality"relative to all legislation.   The question arises that if the power of the legislative branch is limited to enumerated powers,then why should a presumption be afforded to laws which on their face appear to be extra-constitutional?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Levin wrote a great book with many good ideas. However, I found it to be very much pie-in-the-sky. As a conservative I agreed with everything Mr. Levin wrote, but do not believe his solutions are realistic. There is no way we are going to get these ammendments enacted, no matter how hard we work at it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read book. It is time to act to save this country and ML has the process we just need the resolve to do it.
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Mr. Levin has put forth some lucid, well thought Constitutional amendments that could straighten out this great nation of ours.