Many people who are concerned about protecting individual liberties are not aware that the Constitution itself provides for a remedy when the federal government oversteps its boundaries. In the book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic by Mark R. Levin, the author explains that Article V of the Constitution gives state legislatures authority to restore a system of government more in line with the founding principles of our country through calling a state convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.
Levin then goes on to propose his ideas for the amendments that need to be made to the Constitution to bring America back to the original vision of the Framers. His suggestions for amendments include term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices, amendments to limit federal spending and taxing, to protect private property, and several others. He develops these in detail and shows how the U.S. has strayed away from the individual having the most rights and the federal government having the least to just the opposite. Levin’s ideas have practical common sense and are true to the intents of the Founders, which he proves by his quotations from their writings.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is concerned about the overreach of the Federal government and its progress toward even more intervention into the life of the individual. It is refreshing to read a work that presents an actual solution to the problems facing the country instead of just a litany of governmental woes with no suggestions given for steps to solve them. I hope to see the states move in the direction Levin recommends in his book The Liberty Amendments.
Review written by Carolyn Kirk.
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