Nothing, except his fix. His fix is dangerously flawed and could literally terminate our sovereignty and our Republic.
‘Plunder and Deceit,’ the new book by radio talk show host, author and attorney, Mark R. Levin has a straight on, absolute correct message on what’s wrong with America today and why we are losing our once great republic to the socialist crazies of the left and the majority on the right that are truly RINO’s, who I say, are orchestrated by the shadowy reprobates from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the UN. His book states that we are living in a post Constitutional America and also correctly states that even though we have a Republican Congress we haven’t made a single step in progress toward advancing liberty or Constitutionalism. He also says the point of the book for older Americans is that we are destroying this country for the next generation with our massive debt, our unlimited immigration, the phony environmental movement that will destroy industries and kill jobs and the minimum wage that is an attack on youth employment.
MARK LEVIN ON HANNITY SHOW
Levin stated on Sean Hannity’s TV show that we are risking a decline that America can never recover from. He says that if we don’t fight this, that that is inevitable, “I think that a lot of the Republicans think that this radical left agenda is inevitable and the left thinks now they are on a high and they are running away with the country. My attitude is, from the grass roots up, whether it is the Reagan Revolution, the Tea Party revolution or young people in this country joining with their parents and their grandparents, we do need to take this country back.”
He says he has taken every major issue that he thinks is out there right now, whether it is the debt, entitlements, immigration and so forth, and addresses what the left has done to this country and how they are eviscerating our traditions and our institutions. He also says he tries to shine a light on it so young people can see it and he feels he has done it in a way that it hasn’t been done before.
Hannity mentioned that ‘Plunder and Deceit‘ talks about that there is no Social Security lock box, Social Security is bankrupt, Medicare is bankrupt and ObamaCare premiums are going to go up on average of 40% a year.
Levin stated, “People know they are sick and tired of politicians. You know, they say ‘I have a resume,’ ‘I’ve been a governor,’ ‘I’ve been a senator’ and ‘I’ve been a congressman.’ And a lot of people are saying, ‘well that’s the problem, because you guys aren’t getting anything done.’ I think the conservative base has been lied to repeatedly. In 2010, we gave them the House, in 2014, we gave them the Senate. These guys go home, these Republicans, they lie about what they are going to do on ObamaCare, they funded every penny of it and they lied about what they are going to do about immigration.”
An admirable and salient point Levin makes in his book is that we should not give up on our children and grandchildren…. the next generation, “Why do we allow the left to control their fate, why do we allow the left to control all these institutions? That’s why I go through, really like a prosecutor’s brief, issue after issue, trying to expose what the left has done and beyond that trying to explain what we need to do.
“It’s a fact that for the first time in our history the next generation will be worse off than the previous generation. Not in the civil society, not because of the private sector, not because of the individual, not because of wholesome families and so forth. But because of central government policy and it’s been really heightened under Obama. It’s a constant attack on our traditions. When he talks about fundamental transformation, what he’s talking about is destroying the American lifestyle, shutting down coal mines today, shutting down steel mills and shutting down fisheries.”
Mark Levin also points out that illegal immigrants aren’t all coming here because they love us and want to take jobs that Americans aren’t doing. “A lot of people are coming here who are not honorable, and a lot of people are coming here who don’t want jobs, they want to participate in the welfare state.”
THOSE DISAPPOINTING REPUBLICANS
‘Plunder and Deceit’ states that there were 3,541 regulations issued by the executive branch in 2014 and only 129 bills passed by Congress. It clearly must be acknowledged that Congress has no power any longer. Asked by Hannity how he explains the shift in power, especially under Obama and the Executive branch, Levin answered, “Congress doesn’t defend itself. Under the Republican congress they surrendered the power of the purse, they surrendered, in the Senate, the power of treaty making and the word impeachment is hushed and never spoken. There are powers that congress have that can control a president, but they will not exercise them.
“Over the decade since the New Deal, the executive branch has seized authority and the congressional branch has thrown authority to the executive branch. So we actually have this fourth estate this massive bureaucracy, the EPA is the worst of it and it is passing laws. So the whole constitutional structure has been turned on its head.
“We do not have a Constitutional Republic, we don’t have a Federal Republic, we don’t have a Representative Republic, and we don’t have a Republic right now.
“The Republicans won a majority in Congress with a lie, didn’t they? They lied their way into the majority. What this is going to take is a strong conservative winning the nomination in the Republican Party. People under 45 have never had an opportunity to vote for a conservative for President. It’s time. Do you realize Ronald Reagan would have never been President if the Bush family had succeeded? And they’re back. That whole force is back and they keep beating down conservatives, like we can’t win. These are big government Washington centric Republicans.”
Levin said that when centrist Republicans like John McCain and Lindsey Graham are running for election they guess what? …. lurch to the right. He said people are sick and tired of this.
OUR YOUTH ARE BLINDLY ROBBING THEMSELVES
Levin: “What I’ve done here is I’ve said, ‘Young people, you need to stir yourselves, you need to inform yourselves. Every poll says that you resist authority, every poll shows you don’t like the status quo, every poll shows you don’t like or trust government and yet you vote for all three of those in every election cycle.’ They’re robbing themselves blind.
“What’s wrong with these kids is we send them to schools that are left wing with left wing tenured professors. The media is left wing…, it’s endless. The drumbeat out of Hollywood, the culture is left wing and the politicians…. It’s time that people, you, me, parents and grandparents, there’s millions of us, become the Paul and Paulette Reveres, and we inform our kids, have them informed so they challenge the professors, so they challenge the media so they do what needs to be done. I’m pushing for, just like there was a Tea Party movement, a Reagan movement, a Conservative movement a new real Civil Rights movement. Al Sharpton is not a Civil Rights movement, he is a huckster. A real Civil Rights movement where we advance liberty, prosperity, private property rights, capitalism, American sovereignty, and individual sovereignty. That’s what we need to do and that’s what I am pushing for.”
ALL PRECEDING INFO IS SPOT ON! …THEN LEVIN MIS-STEPS!
When asked by Hannity about his former best seller, ‘The Liberty Amendments’ and where they stand Levin said, “The Liberty Amendments are there and people need to continue to press for a Convention of the States, bottom up. I talk grass roots all the time, we believe in Federalism, we believe in the 10th Amendment. Washington is not going to correct the design we created, Obama’s on the loose, Congress is on the loose, and the courts are on the loose. Article V is what the framers gave us to fix that.”
As correct as all of Levin’s observations about what is wrong in this book and his preceding books are, his fix is dangerously flawed. Levin never mentioned the extremely dangerous ‘Ratifying Convention’ alternative mentioned in Article V in lieu of State Legislators’ ratifying!
Levin’s brief statements on his proposed ‘fix’ is on page 190 of ‘Plunder and Deceit,’ where he says, “It is impossible to propose a detailed list of tactical directions or plans pertinent to all settings and valid for all times. Nonetheless, several important suggestions are offered in Liberty and Tyranny and The Liberty Amendments, the latter of which is an entire dissertation on the subject of the Constitution’s Article V Convention of the States process, which empowers the American people, through their state legislatures, to civilly and lawfully reform an oppressive federal government.”
Article V of the Constitution of the United State of America:
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; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
ARTICLE V of the Constitution does not specify or guarantee how delegates are picked, what or how many issues are considered and most importantly how the ratification process will be handled (which way will be chosen: through state legislators or through ratifying conventions). The one time we had a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) our founders knew the reality of the day, that being that the 13 states would not ratify, so they set up 9 special ‘Ratifying Conventions.’ And that’s how Utah repealed Prohibition, knowing it would not be ratified by the legislature, so they passed it through an Article V ‘Ratifying Convention.’
Today, the driven ‘behind the scenes’ globalists or their naive followers pushing so hard for Con-Con’s will not leave to chance that ratification be done through pesky state legislatures either. And do you think the convention delegates, chosen by whatever means, would be void of special interests, PACs and CFR/UN influences and baggage?
Most importantly, what makes anyone believe new Amendments would be adhered to or violations be prosecuted any more than current laws not being followed.
THE REAL FIX – NULLIFICATION!
So what is the difference between Nullification and an Article V convention?
Citing Bill Hahn, Public Relations Manager for the John Birch Society – Quote:
- With Nullification, the Constitution is left intact. With this tool States can refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.
- With a Convention, The Constitution would be changed; either by a single amendment, a series of amendments or possibly a complete rewrite that would destroy what our founders gave us.
- With Nullification, responsibility rests with each state’s elected legislature sitting as the authority.
- With a Convention, responsibility rests with delegates appointed or elected from all 50 states. Currently there is no way of knowing who your delegate would be. Let’s think about this; how likely is it that most delegates would be constitutionally minded and looking out for the American people’s best interests.
- With Nullification, it is usually a short process because only one step is required by a state, not several steps as with a convention.
- With a Convention this would be a much longer process. It could take years by the time you choose delegates, have a convention for proposing amendments, and then ratifying those amendments by 3/4s of the States.
As you can see
- With Nullification, the end is known. First, a bill is introduced in a state legislature invalidating an unconstitutional federal law within that state. Next, that bill is passed, rejected, or ignored.
- With a Convention, the end is unknown. Such a Convention would have the inherent power to be a runaway Convention and completely rewrite the Constitution.
So what do you feel more comfortable with?
Americans are correct when they say our government is out of control and that something needs to be done. What many don’t realize is that the Constitution is not the problem; it is our elected officials who are not obeying the Constitution. Changing the Constitution by means of an Article V convention will not fix this problem.
However, tools, such as nullification, can be used to bring the federal government back within its constitutional boundaries.
It is our duty as Americans to maintain our Republic. We can do so through a citizen-based educational program that informs the electorate on the proper role of government. With an informed electorate, we can elect constitutionally minded individuals who obey the Constitution. It is time to get involved. ‘We the People’ created the Constitution in 1787; now, ‘We the People’ can preserve our freedom by enforcing the Constitution. – Unquote, Bill Hahn
NULLIFICATION IS SUCCESSFUL IN IDAHO
On March 21, 2014 Idaho passed a law declaring that the state does not have to abide by federal gun laws going forward. The law, which criminalizes the enforcement of federal gun laws, passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate and takes effect immediately. Under the new law, state law-enforcement officials could also be fined up to $1,000 and charged with a misdemeanor for enforcing federal gun laws. The new law will:
“Protect Idaho law enforcement officers from being directed, through federal executive orders, agency orders, statutes, laws, rules, or regulations enacted or promulgated on or after the effective date of this act, to violate their oath of office and Idaho citizens’ rights under Section 11, Article I, of the constitution of the state of Idaho.”
The legislation continued:
Any official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision thereof who knowingly and willfully orders an official, agent or employee of the state of Idaho or a political subdivision of the state to enforce any executive order, agency order, law, rule or regulation of the United States government as provided in subsection (2) of this section upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition shall, on a first violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) which shall be paid into the general fund of the state…
“This is an important first step for Idaho,” Tenth Amendment Center spokesman Mike Maharrey told BenSwann.com. “Getting this law passed will ensure that any new plans or executive orders that might be coming our way will not be enforced in Idaho. Then, once this method is established and shown to be effective, legislators can circle back and start doing the same for federal gun control already on the books.”
Check out the Tenth Amendment Center.com, a leading source for constitutional education and nullification activism.
THE FIX IS IN OUR HERITAGE
Good representatives doing good representing should see to it that all is well in the world our founders envisioned and for which they created for us with the tools of our Constitution.
It hasn’t been what Government did that made America great. It was what Government was prevented from doing in our Constitution that made the difference. America became great precisely because the stifling effect of too much government had been prevented. However, freedom in America was not totally restrained, Americans overwhelmingly chose to limit their actions to moral codes such as the biblical Ten Commandments. Personal morality and limited government; it’s the combination that characterized America and made it the envy of the world.
“Freedom is difficult to understand because it isn’t a presence but an absence – of governmental constraint,” stated former Secretary of the Treasury the late William Simon in his book ‘A Time for Truth.’
“What’s a guy to do?” we ask at the overwhelming effects of mostly government caused screw-ups. To start with, recognize that most problems stem from government meddling, micromanaging, and regulating in areas in which they have no Constitutional right, expertise, or accountable, management skills.
It truly is ‘George Washington Time.’ We must hang in there and keep our objectives clear. Think of the years of Washington’s defeats, with a ragged, sometimes shoeless army slogging it out in miserable winter conditions, never giving up.
We must start educating ourselves and as much of our centers of influence as possible about the reality of what America has been about: Freedom and Capitalism exuding from our wonderful Constitution. The Constitution of the United States is the bones of what has become the greatest country man has known created by wise men who had first-hand knowledge of real tyranny. Truly a new Con-Con would be a dream come true for the machinating socialist and world government advocates who wish to finish fundamentally changing America as we’ve known it for their own designs. Those that don’t understand their motives are either deluded or the deluding.