Skip to comments.MARK LEVIN LAYS OUT PLAN FOR CURBING GOVERNMENT EXPANSION: 'THANK GOD FOR THE TEA PARTY'
Posted on 01/07/2014 10:08:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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 havent 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 explained what their grievances are with the current state of the union.
Thank God for the Tea Party, Levin said.
"The Tea Party is the modern-day conservative constitutional movement. And without it, the debt would be bigger. The unfunded liabilities would be bigger and the federal government would be even more consolidated. So, I think it is a crucially important movement. I think it needs to grow and I think if the Republican Party wants to go to war, apparently it does, with the Tea Party movement, then the Republican Party is going to lose because the Tea Party is, there as I say in Ameritopia, is nothing more than citizens hard-working, taxpaying citizens that have had enough, who see the $90, now $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities, see the massive federal debt just more, more and more, see the fecklessness of the Republican Party, see the radicalness of the Democratic Party and they say enough is enough."
Levin anticipates a defeat for the Republican Party if it tries to go to war with the Tea Party...
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“In a three-hour interview he conducted with C-SPAN that aired Sunday night, he praised the Tea Party movement and explained what their grievances are with the current state of the union. “
dammit I missed it.
Watched and hung on every word.
The more you see reality, the more his words ring true.
Especially, with backs to the wall, having to BYPASS these turkeys like he writes and speaks about...
So of course both parties turn on the Tea Party and attack it,
Sadly, there are no “both parties”, Republican and Democrat . There is one solitary Party of Government divided into two wings, Republican and Democrat.
Missed it Sunday, but listening now on C-Span:
Levin is right and real patriots realize that the Tea Party is just us, Americans not elite politicians but us. Any part of the GOP that disagree with us must be kicked out of office and the party. It may not be too late but the time is getting real short.
The Dems have the ears of the public and the message. The message is that the poor little people need help, and the Republicans are haters who don’t want to help the poor little people. The message is effective.
Conservatives need to create a clear message and a way to get it out in a positive, attractive way. Can it be done without being painted as ugly? There is the challenge.
Having said that, the answers are not political and never will be.
Especially liked when he broke down the dire need for a Convention of States - not a Constitutional Convention - to take legislation back to the states, out of DC and to take our country back.
The progressive party. There are a handful of good conservatives stuck in the mudhole but its still a mudhole.
Levin anticipates a defeat for the Republican Party if it tries to go to war with the Tea Party...
How long to load? Then, how long to buffer?
Article V ping!
Agreed, why enable the moderates any longer since they betray the country on every level, even if you take the social topics out they are still fiscal disasters on their own.
What ever happened to treating the finances like balancing a check book?
We all know if we did what politicians do with our money we’d be in a prison doing time with criminal records. How even more criminal is it for politicians to play monopoly in the name of the people?
It started playing right away when I tested streaming it. I don't see any way to download it.
We watched most of it and I like Mark Levin but I just disagree with him on some points. He is naive about what it is going to take to recapture the Constitutional Republic.
Thank God for the Tea Party!!!
Amen to that brother...
That's a bit of an overstatement.
Yes, there are waaaaay too many GOP members who are waaaaay too liberal. We need to work on that when we can, but understand there is a HUGE difference between ANY democrat and even the most liberal of the GOP.
As to the difference in democrat liberals vs Republican liberals, it's like the difference between Hubert Humphrey and Hugo Chavez (or Fidel Castro).
Not understanding we have a monolithic democrat party where ALL their elected officials are totalitarian leftists, and a divided, multifaceted Republican party with many factions: There is the so called liberal faction; the go along to get along reach across the aisle stupidity faction; there is the shell shocked, don't know how to gain traction faction who have kind of given up or simply on hold (some of these used to be conservatives); then there is the actual conservative wing.
Yes, it is a bit overlapping, and more complicated but how to put together a coalition of the present Republican party will be our biggest challenge, because if we can't do it, we will be perpetual losers and in the process lose everything we hold dear.
We have a Constitutional Convention right now. It is ongoing, taking place in Congress. And it is illegal and unconstitutional.
Article V is not the way to go. Its a nice thought but will never happen. The 10th ammendment will ultimately be what takes the Fed govt down and puts control back in the hands of the people. That is my biggest argument with Levin.
Thank you very much. I am having trouble.
There really is no other way. Washington is hopeless. Only an Article V. convention will even have a chance to save our Republic.
And every time the Supreme Court meets we have a Constitutional Convention. And every time Obama issues more executive orders we have a constitutional convention. And every time his executive departmetns and agencies issue more administrative law and regualtions, we have a constitutional convention!
THE SYSTEM IS OFFICIALLY OUT OF CONTROL. Only an Article V. process can even BEGIN to deal with it.
I think you may have missed some of the messaging going on that is purposely being avoided by the media. Just his morning Dick Durbin spoke to the press and went out of his way to blame the Tea Party for the lack of consilliatory spirit in the Senate. He is taking direct aim at Cruz, Lee and Paul.
We have a growing Convention of States movement that was secured for us by Article V of the Constitution which is explained here in simple terms. Those that wish to ignore this firm element of our country's founding are deserving of the tyranny that is surely coming our way.
You can become involved with little effort and help us build steam as we head to the May assembly in Indiana.
I didn’t! He was wonderful!
Through an Article V convention :p ? I pray anyhow and I am hopeful.
I hated two weeks without Levin. I hurry dinner so I can sit down with my pups and watch our fish tank while I listen to Levin. Love that man!
With the two parties of government combined.
They are the “Uniparty” Ping!
Home listening bookmark.
Well, the secret is out. We also plan dinner around the start of Levin’s show.
I'd have to give BenLurkin the nod on this one...if you ask the GOP-e, they would say "there are waaaaay too many GOP members who are waaaaay too
I think Levin is missing something critical. Something I don’t have the talent to articulate very well. I’ll try to explain it. First, the Liberty Amendments are a great idea, when dealing with a government who doesn’t already wield absolute power. Their sinews run throughout government. Any gains made through this process will be minimized or annulled by judges, congress, presidents, the EPA, the IRS, or any combination of cynical organizations. Second, the people of America, the Lowinfos, will undue what’s accomplished through continuing to vote for people who will dissolve our liberty. Third, Its success is uncertain. We’ll have to win elections, hearts, and minds, and hope we can hold those we’ve elected accountable. Our liberty has already been stripped by the system we’re trying to utilize to gain it back. This is folly. If we can’t win elections, hearts, and minds, are we to give up on liberty?
I’m fore the state convention process and attempting to amend the constitution, but when (not if) that fails, nullification and the resulting CWII should. Nullification, though perhaps unconstitutional (I would argue it is constitutional) at least recognizes that our constitution has been breached by the feds. Our founders understood that acts of tyranny were grounds for forceful self defense.
State nullification recognizes that the Union is broken and it’s foolish to pretend it isn’t.
The Democrats blame everyone else for their failures. The Tea Party is just the latest target.
The problem in this country is that we’re not following the Constitution as it’s written right now. Our government isn’t even following the very laws it itself passes (see Obamacare.)
What good will a Constitutional Convention do if the same old politicians who are in charge and don’t care right now are in charge and don’t care after?
You have no way of punishing them. And if they’ll ignore laws they don’t like, why would you expect them to follow election laws?
We have a real, serious problem.
I know presently it’s the only solution we have. But I don’t think it’s going to work.
I’ve been wrong before though. And I hope to GOD I’m wrong now...
You’ve nailed it. Levin knows the system is thoroughly corrupt, but the process he proposes pretends it isn’t. Are they going to say, “Alright States, you win, we’ll stick to budgets, term limits and what not.”?
You are right. It’s disappointing to hear him bash people who’ve come to that realization.
I’m glad you put BEGIN in all caps. Because it is only the beginning because it will fail. It should be tried, but only set up the real solution: secession.
C-Span rebroadcasting on the net. Many thanks for link.
I’ve not read the book. I listen to his show every day. I’d like to ask you a question. Who enforces these new amendments? I think the most likely outcome would be the federal government, with their massive resources and partisans, would simply ignore the amendments, maybe get a few judges to take a dump on the states, and we’d just have more of the same. I’m for the process. If it works, great, but I don’t think it will work. I’m also for skipping it and working on something that will work.
I pray that the Article V. process works.
Thanks for the ping Jacquerie and thanks to KarlinOhio for a link to the full 3 hour interview with a rant free, brilliant Mark Levin @ reply #5.
Well the problem with Mark is that once he decides what the answer is thats the end of it. Then of course he has written a book about it and now he is trying to sell his book. I’m not dissing him for selling a book but you have to keep that in mind. I tend to agree with Levin more than I disagree but his arrogance annoys me and sometimes he’s just wrong. He’s just wrong about the 10th ammendment.