Critical Book Review – The Liberty Amendments by Mark Levin

To say our founding fathers were forward thinking is an understatement. The research that Mark Levin provides in this book, The Liberty Amendments, is a testimony to those men who worked so hard to craft a Republic that would be sustainable and as impervious to corruption as possible.

Unfortunately, the events of the last 100 plus years especially the last eight (8) years are a living testimony to those fears of our Founding Fathers. Yet, there is a solution that has been in front of us for all those years, Article V (5) of our Constitution.

Mark Levin shared why Article V was included in the Constitution by our framers. Our founding fathers understood the “nature of man respective to government” and attempted to write a constitution that would allow “We the people” to limit the overreaching nature of man.

Those who believe in our Constitutional Republic are today disenchanted and discouraged by the actions of those who appear to be anti-Constitution and anti “We the People.” Levin cites many examples of how the federal government continues to over stretch its constitutional authority as through the Interstate Commerce clause.

One of the best examples Levin provided to showcase Statism was the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) that initially had a time frame of 5 years because Congress at that time recognized it was a “shaky” law. Yet Congress continued to extend this law until 2006 where the law received another 25 year extension. Most of the injustices that this law oversaw no longer exist. The simple reason for its extension was to continue to limit states’ rights.

We are a country of United States. Our framers wanted the federal government to be subservient to the States and not the master. Now “We the People” are economic indentured servants to elected politicians who believe our money is their money as they continue to rack up unsustainable debt to ensure their own illegal authority.

Levin’s research provides insight as to the almost disgust some of our former elected Presidents felt for this country including FDR. Some of these quotations are quite foretelling of the intent of statists and progressives who truly disliked and possibly hated our Constitutional Republic.

Throughout the 220 pages, Levin showcases the forward thinking nature of our founders and not just the popular ones such as Franklin, Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton that many recognize. The documentation within this book is supported by an extensive chapter by chapter, bibliography.

Beyond all the historical facts I did not know, I truly enjoyed Levin’s prose and how he wove an exceptional story between our past, our present and our future.

His case for a Constitution Convention to propose amendments to our Constitution is sound, logical and without emotional basis except for a love of this country. As he notes, his proposed amendments are the beginning for discussion because having some sound rational basis for any dialogue works to start that conversation moving forward.

If our Constiutional Republic is going to continue, then this book is a must read and provides a course of action for “We the People.” Now is the time for all good men and women to use the very tool our forward thinking founders provided because they truly knew that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”