The objective of ELECT A NEW CONGRESS, and its website are to provide all 162,000,000 registered American voters the means to elect a new congress dedicated to restoring liberty.
The problem with Mark Levin’s “Liberty Amendments” is the all too common failure to understand what Liberty is, how it works, and what its application really means. This failure condemns Levin’s book and its proposals to making the tyrannically based operating system of our United States government actually function as a Liberty based operating system.
The obvious problem is that this is impossible, as it must presuppose that a house divided can stand. Instead of scraping the entire bastardized systemically failing system of America’s current government, Levin proposes various Amendments to address specific symptoms of failure in our tyrannical ruling state, which is a bottomless trap that political pundits are continuously falling into. He advocates a “reset” of our governing system, but then goes on to diagnose and itemize failures and prescribe their individual . In doing so, he becomes a doctor feel good who can’t see the forest for the trees, playing to an audience that has given even less thought to the whole than he; still, it makes them all feel good.
It’s only real upside is that it sells a lot of books for Levin, but fails to serve the greater good, which is what he’s trying to accomplish… I think.
What Levin fails to recognize is that for the reformation and renaissance of America to take place, all we really need to do is to restore the powers of Congress, to the Congress.
Words must mean something, and Liberty is when the people rule the government; tyranny, when the government rules the people. “Liberty Amendments” is an attempt to make the tyrannical Ship of State float using “Liberty Patches”.
That is not going to happen.
To restore Liberty is very simple and is addressed in detail by President George Washington in his Farewell Address to the Nation, on September 19th, 1796, and comprises the basis upon which Elect A New Congress (www.electanewcongress.com) has made its repeated reforms required for the restoration and renaissance of America.
While Levin rightly makes point of the disparity of powers between the 3 branches of government that have slowly crept upon us over the past 130 years, he fails to connect the dots that show if Congress executed all of its own constitutional powers (duties) defined in Article I, Sec. 8 & 9 of our U.S. Constitution, our Ship of State would right itself without the Amendments he proposes.
Sunsets laws, Congressional review boards, term limits, et al; it’s really the same old rant but resolves nothing. Liberty is the only answer, and our Constitution as written addresses the subject in sufficient detail to accomplish the fact. The truth be told is that the illusions to Liberty suggested by Levin would only ensconce the rule of government over America even deeper and more secure, and ensure the despotic rule of the oligarchy that has plagued America since her inception.
Liberty in of itself is the catalyst of change that automatically reforms the operating result of government. From the power to declare war, to regulate money, to the 10th Amendment, to Monsanto’s ability to poison us all, the installation of Liberty answers all.
One need look no further than Levin’s attack upon the Commerce Clause, but it is just as easy to focus upon the Welfare Clause because both are ambiguous and ultimately, when forced to survive in a Liberty based daily operating system of government, are restricted again by Liberty and resolved by its own volition to deny access to power by factions.
Words must mean something, and the real focus should be upon the Necessary and Proper Clause, or what has been referred to as the, “Elastic Clause”, but Levin again fails to identify the means by which our Constitution has been repeatedly raped. For herein lies the Devil, because the Court has never seen fit to even address the meaning of the word “Proper”, giving all the weight to the word, “Necessary” as Congress sees fit, and never encumbered with the Proper operation of what may or may not be necessary.
Levin does not give this Devil its due, while it is upon its horns that our Constitution has been eviscerated until it resembles little but “The International’”. His mistake, and the error that American’s make in rallying to his cause, is in operating under the illusion that we can make our Constitution work by slapping patches on a badly leaking hull, instead of first restoring its foundation. Restore the foundation and we don’t need a patch or patches.
IN conclusion, while Mark Levin’s book is well intended, it is unlikely that the research of anyone, group, or organization is going to eclipse the life experience and knowledge of the so rightly named Father of our Country (and Liberty), that enigmatic and almost saintly personage America was blessed with in George Washington.
May we never forget, never; but apparently we have, for herein lies the way to our salvation, yet we wander.