Mark R. Levin, American author, lawyer, conservative commentator, and host of radio show The Mark Levin Show, who worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese, has written five books, including his latest, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the AmericanRepublic.
In his book, Mark proposes amendments to the constitution to help restore the founding principals, preserve individual rights, and set the United States back on course.
When interviewed on Hannity, Mark Levin stated “I am talking about reestablishing constitutional republicanism, because we do not have it today….I am saying that those of us who believe in individual liberty, and private property rights, property law, and the constitution, need to look at the constitution for answers. And it provides one under article 5.” (which I have added here for your reference)
Article 5 of the Constitution: “The congress, whenever 2/3 of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of 2/3 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 ¾ of the several states or by conventions in ¾ thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year 1808 shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the 9th section of the first article, and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the senate.”
Mark Levin went on to say that “the entire construct of the constitution is to avoid a centralized, concentrated form of government, a handful of lawyers on the supreme court, congress getting involved in every aspect of our lives”, and he spoke of the Post-Constitutional America we now live in. As an example, he commented, “look at Obama Care; congress passed a law they had no power to pass, the President signed a law he had no power to sign, the supreme court contorted the constitution, amended the constitution if you will, and imposed it on us, and now we’re being told, that’s it folks!…the firewalls to the constitution have been breeched.”
The amendments he proposes in his book include establishing term limits for congress and supreme court justices, limiting federal spending and federal bureaucracy, promoting free enterprise, protection of private property, granting states the authority to amend the constitution and check congress, as well as protecting the right to vote. Another important amendment he proposes is limiting taxing to no more than 15% of a person’s income and even changing the deadline for filing taxes to the day before election day stating, “rather than have these two days be the farthest from each other, I say let’s make them the closest dates so instead of politicians telling us what they are going to do for us, we feel what they are doing to us, at least those of us who still pay taxes, so it’s fresh in our minds”.
When asked for his thoughts regarding the transformation of the United States from a constitutional republic based on individual liberty and economic freedom to a government dependency and welfare state he replied, “my grandfather fought at Iwo Jima and Guam, my great uncle fought in Guadalcanal. And you know what they’d be telling me today? Get off your ass and do something about it.
To watch the discussion on Hannity, visit: http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-talks-about-his-new-book-with-conservative-panel-on-hannity/