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The Dawn Patrol Richard Falknor on 16 Aug 2013 07:49 am

UPDATED! Restoring Our Republic: Quiz GOP Politicians on ‘Liberty Amendments’

  • VIDEO “Hannity, Levin on ‘Liberty Amendments’: What Is the Second, Unused Method to Amend the Constitution?” (Click here for video via Breitbart)
  • “What Has Mark Levin Wrought?” asks James V. Capua in the American Thinker (click here) – “What he delivers…is a vast, potentially game-changing political arsenal that can be drawn upon by everyone from had-it-up-to-here Tea Partiers to Republican candidates at least sentient enough to know they need something more than budget and deficit talk. Want to tell Karl Rove that he and his white board have had their day? Want alternative arguments for attempting to convince wooden-headed Republican campaign contributors that they need to improve their selection standards? Want to find a framework to create a working political alliance between Conservatives and Libertarians for 2014 and 2016? Want a positive agenda to undergird a primary purge of inert Republican officeholders? Hell, want a platform for a broad-based third party of the Right, or just a useful new PAC to divert yet more conservative dollars from the lame RNC?” . . . . “One of the most malignant consequences of Republican betrayal of Tea Party exertions in 2010 has been its effect on conservative citizens’ morale. Nothing is more dispiriting than being played for a sucker. How then to rouse conservatives for the next battle? What about a principled yet tangible agenda that transcends the candidate and facilitates building a winning coalition?” . . . . “The Liberty Amendments offer a vehicle for creating a diverse constitutional restoration coalition, outside of the parties, but without actually attempting to replace one, with a common allegiance over and above policy notions and politicians’ beloved ‘plans’ to help single-parent families with children between the ages of seven and thirteen. Imagine the result — candidates for all levels of office, from local to national, endorsing, to coin a phrase, fundamental transformation, a transformation, moreover, for which the mediumprimarily state and local action — is also the message.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

Restoring Our Republic: Quiz GOP Politicians on ‘Liberty Amendments’

“The nation has entered an age of post-constitutional soft tyranny.” – Mark Levin

Mark Levin’s new book  The Liberty Amendments may well spur the conservative movement to begin the restoration of constitutional government in earnest — just as Angelo Codevilla’s 2010 article on the Ruling Class helped everyone on the Right understand what the American polity had turned into.

But most important, Reaganite Levin lays out a roadmap to follow.

John Hayward (Human Events) here and Daniel Horowitz (Madison Project) here give us two fine reviews of Levin’s plan.

We need, however, to get his proposals into our conversation with GOP politicians and into their conversations with each other.

We can think of no more useful means of doing so than supplementing August Recess grass-roots questions about Giant Amnesty and Obamacare by querying GOP incumbents about author Levin’s specific proposals.

And as we prepare to do this by reading (and re-reading) constitutional expert Levin’s plain-words and relatively brief book, we will gain a real understanding of the issues with which the Framers wrestled and why they matter right now as we try to regain our freedoms from the Federal Leviathan.

And let’s include in this probing about the The Liberty Amendments, GOP candidates for Congressional seats, for statewide office, and for delegates and state senators!

After all, what we are really asking is whether the GOP incumbent or candidate seeks – to use Levin’s phrase – to expand the circle of liberty, or just to support political deals blessed by their party leaders for favored donors or organizations: doing what is today Congressional business as usual, but likely on an increasingly leaky ship of state.

Levin declares —

“Today Congress operates not as the Framers intended, but in the shadows, where it dreams up its most notorious and oppressive laws, coming into the light only to trumpet the genius and earnestness of its goings-on and to enable members to cast their votes.”

Talk-show host Levin points us to George Will’s Washington Post column here of Wednesday: “Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s.”

Will the Speaker dash back to Washington, D. C. to address this unlawful practice of rewriting laws when the president finds it convenient — which Mr. Obama himself described at his August 9 press conference?  How would House GOP members in our region — Andy Harris and Eric Cantor and Bob Goodlatte, just to pick three — move to cure this severe wound to our body politic? 

If GOP politicians won’t discuss the The Liberty Amendments in these grave times, they may be good Republicans by Beltway standards — but they are no friends of conservatives.












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