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  • Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments Part IV

    10/01/2016 1:50:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 1st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Number IV of a four-part series. In response to executive abuses by King George III, our early state constitutions were overly democratic and featured legislatures that casually breached the inadequate walls that separated them from the judicial and executive branches. From a review of pertinent numbers of The Federalist in the second and third squibs, it is evident that the 1787 US Constitution was written with eye toward better defining and checking the legislative power. That Constitution has been justly and unjustly amended many times over the course of the past century such that today, the executive and judicial branches...
  • Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments: Introduction

    09/24/2016 1:53:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments burst on the conservative scene in August 2013. Its appeal was not limited to conservative media outlets in talk radio and the internet; the book shot skyward on the New York Times bestseller list to #1 by September 1st. While the second approach to correcting defects in our governing compact has been right under our national noses since 1787, Mark took a modern look at an old clause that had long been downplayed by scholars and disregarded by the public as dangerous. Article V grants nothing. It is no more than recognition of a God-given societal...
  • Conservatives zero in on constitutional convention plan

    04/05/2015 7:35:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 100 replies ^ | 4/5/15 | Reid Wilson
    Conservative state legislators frustrated with the gridlock in Washington are increasingly turning to a plan to call a convention to consider a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution — an event that would be unprecedented in American history and one that could, some opponents predict, lead to complete political chaos. Legislators in 27 states have passed applications for a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment. Proponents of a balanced budget requirement are planning to push for new applications in nine other states where Republicans control both chambers of the legislature. If those applications pass in seven of the nine...
  • Constitutional Crisis and the Immediacy of Article V

    03/04/2015 12:07:39 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 36 replies
    self | March 4, 2015 | self
    The contrast evident yesterday between the brilliant speech of Benjamin Netanyahu and the deplorable behavior of the house republicans was a wake-up call, indeed a slap in the face, to all patriotic Americans. Witnessing a true lover of freedom speak for the world, indeed for us, was a shock that was soon juxtaposed with our betrayal by the uniparty, again. The contrast was almost too much to take. The multitude of emotions and the steely realization that something needs to be done now to save our republic was the prevailing mood in my area. What are our options? Since it’s...
  • Mark Levin’s “Liberty” Amendments: Legalizing Tyranny

    12/29/2014 10:00:53 AM PST · by Ray76 · 119 replies
    Publius Huldah ^ | Apr 25, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    For 100 years, the federal government has usurped powers not delegated to it in our Constitution. What should we do about it? Should we reclaim our existing Constitution and put an end to the usurpations? Or should we “modernize” the Constitution by changing it so as to delegate to the federal government the powers it has usurped – so as to legalize what is now unconstitutional? Mark Levin begins “The Liberty Amendments” by saying he doesn’t believe the Constitution requires “modernization through amendments”. But he then proposes a series of amendments, six of which modernize our Constitution to delegate to...

    12/07/2014 9:36:03 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 5, 2014 | By Patrick Leahy
    Conservative talkradio host Mark Levin made news Thursday when he addressed the annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a "non-partisan membership association of state lawmakers," and it wasn't just because he reiterated his call for an Article V "Convention of the States" to propose new amendments to the Constitution. Levin's call for an Article V Convention of the States has been well known since the publication of his best-selling book, The Liberty Amendments, more than a year ago. On Thursday, Levin framed the Article V Convention of the States as the beginning of the process in which...
  • The Craziness of a ConCon [Constitutional Convention]

    09/21/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 134 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    I keep getting asked about this and people keep advocating it, so let's talk about it. The issue is a Constitutional Convention, with the expressed intent being to return the United States to its Constitutional Roots. Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, it quite arguably is, if you'd like to see the government return to its Constitutional boundaries. The problem is that this "remedy" isn't a remedy and if it comes to pass what you want won't happen. I know this for a fact and, if you think about it, so do you. I know what you're going to...
  • Sen. Coburn: Let’s change Constitution

    09/03/2014 3:52:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/3/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Tom Coburn is pushing for a national convention to amend the Constitution. The Oklahoma Republican, who has grown disenchanted with gridlock in Washington, will officially launch his effort after he retires from the Senate in a few months. Support for a convention of the states to overhaul the nation’s charter document has increased among conservatives, who are frustrated by Congress’s failure to reform entitlement programs. “I think [George] Mason was prophetic that we would devolve to where the federal government became too powerful, too big and too unwieldy. That’s why he put Article V in,” Coburn told The Hill...
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • Georgia Becomes First State in History to Pass the Convention of Sates Application

    03/06/2014 12:59:43 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 103 replies
    Convention of States ^ | MARCH 06, 2014 | Mark Meckler
    I have fantastic news from The Peach State! Earlier this afternoon, Georgia become the first state in American history to pass the Convention of States application to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. The House voted to approve the Senate’s version of the resolution by a vote of 107-58. “I am pleased that the Georgia legislature has given voice to the frustrations of millions of Georgians,” said State Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon), the resolution’s primary sponsor. “Enough is enough. It is time to impose fiscal and other restraints on our runaway federal government. We urge other states...
  • COS Tele-Townhall (tonight 8pm EST)

    02/03/2014 4:35:22 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 17 replies
    Convention of States ^ | Citizens for Self-Governance and the Convention of States Project
    Citizens for Self-Governance and the Convention of States Project are pleased that you will be joining us tonight for our first in the 3-part Tele-Townhall Series, Article V: The Real Deal. Article V: The Real Deal will walk you through the Convention of States process in plain, simple English and answer some of the most common questions about Article V before, during, and after the convention. To join us with your computer, please click on this link. To join us by telephone, simply call this toll-free number: 888-409-5380. We're looking forward to seeing you there! Part I – Before the...
  • Coburn:The only way to fix Washington is to have a Convention of the States and limit their power

    01/15/2014 10:05:43 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | January 15, 2014
    It turns out that Senator Tom Coburn is a big supporter of Mark Levin’s new book The Liberty Amendments. When asked last night about this new 1000 plus page spending bill and the fact that the Senate will vote on it before anyone gets a chance to read it, Sen. Tom Coburn told Mark Levin that you can’t prevent this stuff from happening because all we have is a bunch of career politicians who only care about getting reelected. He says the only way to fix Washington is for the states to convene a Convention of the States and limit...

    01/07/2014 10:08:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 6, 2014 | by Jeffrey Poor
    Some conservatives see the ballot box as their only means of recourse against an out-of-control government. But over the last three national elections, including the 2010 midterm elections that propelled the Republicans to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, things haven’t worked out as planned. Mark Levin, author of The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, charts a path to reel in the growth of this ever-expanding federal leviathan by harnessing the sentiment that inspired the Tea Party movement. In a three-hour interview he conducted with C-SPAN that aired Sunday night, he praised the Tea Party movement and...
  • Watch Mark Levin’s interview from today on C-SPAN’s Book TV

    01/05/2014 1:59:27 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 9 replies ^ | January 5, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin was on with C-SPAN’s Book TV today: Mark Levin, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, contributing editor for National Review Online, and host of a nationally-syndicated talk radio program, talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
  • Constitutional Convention: Mark Levin vs. Phyllis Schlafly and the Madison Coalition

    11/18/2013 2:54:40 PM PST · by Moseley · 16 replies
    The Virginia Free Citizen ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The next session of Virginia’s General Assembly needs to pass important legislation as well as sending an amendment to the Virginia Constitution to the voters for ratification. This may be the most important priority in generations. And it might attract bipartisan support, so Republicans need to try it and not simply assume Democrats won’t be on board. Battle of the Titans: Mark Levin vs. Phyllis Schlafly • Mark Levin, insists: Amend the US Constitution independently from Congress by States calling for a Constitutional Convention, in his new book The Liberty Amendments. This is the only pathway left, Mark Levin argues,...
  • Mark Levin interviews IN Senate leader [RE:}Article V convention process to restore America

    11/13/2013 9:14:02 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 11 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    This is great news. We may be witnessing the beginning stages of the Article V convention process that will hopefully, someday be used successfully to restore America back to its founding principles. And it’s being led by Indiana State Senator David Long who is holding a gathering at Mt. Vernon with many other state senators to begin the process of figuring out how this will work. Long explains below: Listen:
  • Indiana Statute Governing Delegates to Article V Amendment Convention

    11/07/2013 4:25:27 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    Indiana Senate ^ | July 1st, 2013
    Duties of Article V convention delegates. Describes the duties of delegates and alternate delegates to a convention called under Article V of the Constitution of the United States.Provides that a vote cast by a delegate or an alternate delegate that is outside the scope of the instructions given by the general assembly is void. Provides that a delegate or alternate delegate who votes or attempts to vote outside the scope of the instructions given by the general assembly forfeits the delegate's appointment by virtue of that vote or attempt to vote. Provides that the call by the general assembly for...
  • Peter King: Court Jester

    10/12/2013 6:04:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 85 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 10/12/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Peter King, the court jester of the House of Representatives, had this to say to PMSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about Tea Party heroes Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: *** "I'm really more concerned about why more Republicans around the country didn't join me in denouncing Ted Cruz. We now have people on the sidelines coming forward who we have to take a stand here. We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. I mean, these are people, isolationists, I consider them RINOs, because they don't represent traditional Republican principles. Ted...
  • Mark Levin on Glenn Beck's Radio Show Now

    09/19/2013 8:09:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck Show | September 19, 2013
    Mark is on to discuss his new book, The Liberty Amendments. Kind of remarkable that he is on Glenn's show, given their history.
  • Why does Mark Levin perpetuate FDR’s slavish Victory Tax with a Liberty Amendment?

    09/14/2013 3:33:06 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 65 replies
    9-14-2013 | johnwk
    In one of Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments he promotes keeping alive taxes calculated from profits, gains and other incomes. If one wants to judge the motives and character of those who advocate changes to our Constitution, there are two specific issues which give us a clue: (a) the manner in which Congress fills our national treasury; and (b), what our nation uses for “legal tender”. In other words, “its all about the Benjamins”. So, let us take a look at issue (a) and ask ourselves why does Mark Levin offer to perpetuate taxes calculated from profits, gains and incomes which...