Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

MARK LEVIN LAYS OUT PLAN FOR CURBING GOVERNMENT EXPANSION: 'THANK GOD FOR THE TEA PARTY'
Breitbart ^ | January 6, 2014 | by Jeffrey Poor

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 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 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ameritopia; article5; conservatism; elections; gope; levincspaninterview; libertyamendments; marklevin; republicanparty; stateconvention; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; uniparty
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-80 next last
audio at source
1 posted on 01/07/2014 10:08:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

“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.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 10:09:19 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

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...


3 posted on 01/07/2014 10:11:52 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

“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.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 10:12:49 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: headstamp 2
dammit I missed it.

In Depth with Mark Levin Jan 5, 2014

5 posted on 01/07/2014 10:14:16 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: headstamp 2

Missed it Sunday, but listening now on C-Span:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/MarkLev


6 posted on 01/07/2014 10:16:39 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

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.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 10:19:17 AM PST by Logical me
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

Thanks!


8 posted on 01/07/2014 10:20:32 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

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.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 10:20:33 AM PST by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
Watched it live. Excellent three hours of TGO explaining the State of our Union.

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.

10 posted on 01/07/2014 10:22:07 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

The progressive party. There are a handful of good conservatives stuck in the mudhole but its still a mudhole.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 10:22:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Levin anticipates a defeat for the Republican Party if it tries to go to war with the Tea Party...


That is now a WHEN, not an IF anymore.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 10:23:45 AM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

How long to load? Then, how long to buffer?


13 posted on 01/07/2014 10:27:13 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Resolute Conservative; VerySadAmerican; Nuc 1.1; MamaTexan; Political Junkie Too; jeffc; 1010RD; ...

Article V ping!


14 posted on 01/07/2014 10:31:00 AM PST by Jacquerie (There is little time. Article V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txhurl

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?


15 posted on 01/07/2014 10:31:19 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: RitaOK
How long to load? Then, how long to buffer?

It started playing right away when I tested streaming it. I don't see any way to download it.

16 posted on 01/07/2014 10:32:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
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.

I have NO idea what Levine is talking about.

The debt is at a RECORD level. Spending (both in terms of speed and amount) are at RECORD levels. And Obamacare is now fully entrenched in our government.

And the Tea Party hasn't even cried like pathetic little girls in their attempt to stop any of this.

The first step to fixing a problem is ADMITTING YOU HAVE ONE. Lying to ourselves about what a good job we're doing is counter productive...
17 posted on 01/07/2014 10:32:32 AM PST by Tzimisce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

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.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 10:32:58 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Thank God for the Tea Party!!!

Amen to that brother...


19 posted on 01/07/2014 10:34:33 AM PST by tallyhoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin
There is one solitary Party of Government divided into two wings, Republican and Democrat

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.

20 posted on 01/07/2014 10:36:05 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Amen.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 10:37:56 AM PST by dadfly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

We have a Constitutional Convention right now. It is ongoing, taking place in Congress. And it is illegal and unconstitutional.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 10:39:49 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Jacquerie

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.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 10:40:20 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

Thank you very much. I am having trouble.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 10:46:30 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

There really is no other way. Washington is hopeless. Only an Article V. convention will even have a chance to save our Republic.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 10:54:54 AM PST by SC_Pete
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2
How will the 10th Amendment rise up on its own, take down the consolidated government and restore freedom?
26 posted on 01/07/2014 10:55:15 AM PST by Jacquerie (There is little time. Article V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: C210N

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.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 10:58:00 AM PST by SC_Pete
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce
"And the Tea Party hasn't even cried like pathetic little girls in their attempt to stop any of this."

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.

28 posted on 01/07/2014 10:58:52 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: headstamp 2

I didn’t! He was wonderful!


29 posted on 01/07/2014 11:00:44 AM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jacquerie

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!


30 posted on 01/07/2014 11:05:29 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: SC_Pete
Rep. Bill Taylor states it very well in this short video message. It should be passed on when ever possible. For anyone calling this a constitutional convention that could turn out to be devastating This simple video will help explain the process.
31 posted on 01/07/2014 11:10:29 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin; cripplecreek; RKBA Democrat; GeronL; Finny; who knows what evil?; Norm Lenhart; ...

With the two parties of government combined.

They are the “Uniparty” Ping!


32 posted on 01/07/2014 11:11:42 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: KC_Lion

bump


33 posted on 01/07/2014 11:31:05 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio

Home listening bookmark.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 11:35:21 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Irenic

Well, the secret is out. We also plan dinner around the start of Levin’s show.


35 posted on 01/07/2014 11:37:31 AM PST by Jacquerie (There is little time. Article V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark; BenLurkin
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.

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 liberal Conservative."

36 posted on 01/07/2014 11:50:21 AM PST by gogeo (The Republican Party is not ours, it is theirs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: txhurl
Levin anticipates a defeat for the Republican Party if it tries to go to war with the Tea Party...

That is now a WHEN, not an IF anymore.


TPTB in the Republican party are vilifying the Tea Party as much as the Dems are. Traitors!
37 posted on 01/07/2014 12:18:47 PM PST by yorkiemom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

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.


38 posted on 01/07/2014 12:31:55 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Baynative

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...


39 posted on 01/07/2014 12:31:56 PM PST by Tzimisce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce

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.”?


40 posted on 01/07/2014 12:37:11 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

You are right. It’s disappointing to hear him bash people who’ve come to that realization.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 12:39:04 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: SC_Pete

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.


42 posted on 01/07/2014 12:42:01 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: mtnwmn

C-Span rebroadcasting on the net. Many thanks for link.


43 posted on 01/07/2014 1:22:29 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Tzimisce; demshateGod
You haven't read Mark's proposed amendments. They are structural changes that de-consolidate power in Washington DC.
44 posted on 01/07/2014 2:19:16 PM PST by Jacquerie (There is little time. Article V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Jacquerie

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.


45 posted on 01/07/2014 3:11:26 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: demshateGod

I pray that the Article V. process works.


46 posted on 01/07/2014 3:13:21 PM PST by SC_Pete
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: demshateGod
Summary of Levin's Amendments.
47 posted on 01/07/2014 3:24:56 PM PST by Jacquerie (There is little time. Article V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Jacquerie; KarlInOhio

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.


48 posted on 01/07/2014 4:08:04 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: demshateGod

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.


49 posted on 01/07/2014 4:55:22 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

Correct.


50 posted on 01/07/2014 6:40:44 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-80 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson