I think Levin will go down as a critical, prescient political philosopher under-appreciated as such in his own time. (And my God grant him a lot more time on this planet!)
Vis. the lobbyists!!! One of the cool elements of the "Liberty Amendments" (and remember, no one has actually read the book yet) is that our current tax code gets deep sixed. The power that the lobbyists have is by charging their clients (industry and professional groups) for their expertise in getting carve-outs and exemptions. So when the people take back the reins of government, it pretty much shrinks the influence of lobbyists tremendously.
Just think about dismantling the regulatory state and making taxes a shared burden. Can anyone spell FREEDOM!!!!
This is an interview of Levin by Breitbart ... Levin outlines the 11 amendments he would propose, and why. You may agree with some of his suggestions, but not all.
He also says that these are his suggestions. If a state convention were put together, he would, of course, not know what amendments would be proposed, but he is laying these 11 out as a start for such debate.
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You guys wanting a "Revolution"....get on board with Levin....he is helping us define a way for this to happen...legally and without bloodshed! Now that's a revolution we all can support...!
Term limits are a great idea but as stated earlier you can end up throwing the baby out with the bath water.
I would love to see the constitutional amendments being discussed and will even work to make them happen if they get that far. But I must say that with so many folks in this country believing in entitlement getting anything changed that won’t benefit them will be difficult.
You can legislate how people are to behave but you can’t legislate what people think or believe. The so called 'leaders' of this country certainly are not role models to help foster the changing of people's mind sets and beliefs. IMHO their objective is to take care of themselves first and the people they represent second.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
What if all we have today is what we gave thanks for yesterday?
Let the views of others educate and inform you, but let your decisions be a product of your own conclusions. (Jim Rohn)
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis