16 August 2013

John Hayward on 'Liberty Amendments':
"Levin’s Strategy is the Only Way for the American People to Have a Say..."

"We are spectators to a game show in Washington.  
We might be able to vote a few of the contestants off the show, 
but we have NO control over the rules of the game..."

"Levin aims to change the rules of the game… 
or, more properly, reset them, to restore the brilliant system 
put in place by America’s Founders"

Some highlights from Mr Hayward's glowing endorsement of the Levin plan for conquering the leviathan establishment state, as spelled out in his new book 'The Liberty Amendments'...

  • The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic is one of the most focused, accessible, and aggressive political books you’ll ever find.
  • ...thesis is that the balance of power between the three branches of the federal government, the states, and the American people has been distorted beyond the ability of conventional politics to repair.
  • The entire point of this century-long quest to centralize power was to remove it from the clumsy hands of foolish American citizens. We are spectators to a game show in Washington. We might be able to vote a few of the contestants off the show, but we have no control over the rules of the game. Levin aims to change the rules of the game…
  • Levin aims to change the rules of the game… or, more properly, reset them, to restore the brilliant system put in place by America’s Founders.
  • A Constitutional reset is necessary because the progressive project is a cascade of lost freedoms, designed so that each step is irreversible, and every inch of ground taken by the State is claimed forever. The distribution of power to un-elected bureaucrats is a key element of this process.
  • One of the Liberty Amendments “sunsets” all federal departments and agencies, unless Congress reauthorizes them every 3 yrs by majority vote. Every big-ticket Executive Branch regulation would be subjected to review by a joint congressional committee. This amendment would pull the plug on the unstoppable federal bureaucracy, forcing every department to perpetually justify its existence...
  • Another ... reins in the judicial branch, setting term limits for SCOTUS justices, and giving Congress the power to override SCOTUS opinions with a 3/5ths vote, without risk of presidential veto. 3/5ths of the state legislatures can also join forces to knock down a Court decision.
  • That’s a recurring theme of the Liberty Amendments: the restoration of both congressional and state power. As Levin repeatedly reminds us, nothing worried the Founders more than the rise of a despotic national executive, such as the one we have now...
  • ... progressives don’t think they need to understand those arguments any more, because the foundation of the total State has been laid, and the clock can never be “turned back,” as one of their favorite slogans has it. This should leave them at a severe intellectual disadvantage, if the Liberty Amendments become a topic of national debate.
  • Two of the proposed Liberty Amendments are devastating blows against imperial federal power, making it easier for states to amend the Constitution, and giving them a brief window of opportunity to strike down both congressional legislation and Executive Branch legislation.
  • Levin also makes a compelling argument against the 17th Amendment, which provided for the direct election of United States senators.
  • ...never seen a better case made for term limits on Congress, as Levin astutely points out that not only do Jurassic representatives-for-life distort the distribution of power in Congress, but they invest a great deal of our national energy (and funding!) in maintaining their 85-percent-plus re-election rate.
  • As it stands, far too many representatives discover they can most easily secure lifetime tenure by representing the Leviathan State instead of their constituents, tapping the federal treasury to purchase reliable voters.
  • The reason (for) Constitutional amendments is that any other instrument of legislation or representation can be twisted to the purposes of the central State.
  • Levin makes an irrefutable case that we long ago passed the point of no return for reforming our bloated, degenerate, dying federal government by winning a few elections. The people who rigged this system made certain to armor it against future dissent from unhappy voters...
  • Levin’s strategy is the only way for the American people to have a say on all the things we’ve been told we don’t get to vote on any more.
  • Reading this book will help you appreciate the terrible magnitude of what we have lost, and the intractable nature of an arrogant system that dictates to us instead of representing us, appropriating the language of 'democracy' to dignify what really amounts to quelling dissent against whatever the ruling class wants to do next.
  • And ...you might be surprised to learn just how accurately the supposedly out-of-touch and obsolete Founders predicted everything happening today. Why, reading Chapter 8 of The Liberty Amendments, you’d think John Adams was taking daily delivery of the New York Times through a time warp. I suspect he and his peers would have little argument with Levin’s recommendations...

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