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Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

7 Ratings: 1.3
A book by Mark R. Levin

When nationally syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin's Liberty and Tyranny appeared in the early months of the Obama presidency, Americans responded by making his clarion call for a new era in conservatism a #1 New York Times bestseller for an astounding … see full wiki

Author: Mark R. Levin
Genre: Political Science, Conservation
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Date Published: June 1, 2010
1 review about Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

An impassioned plea to stop the Statists before they wreck the country.

  • Aug 4, 2010

The lines have been drawn and the battle for the hearts and minds and the very future of America is well underway.  Mark R. Levin is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and noted constitutional scholar.  In his latest book "Liberty and Tyranny:  A Conservative Manifesto" Levin argues skillfully and passionately that unless the radical agenda being pursued by President Obama, members of his Administration and the Democratic leaders in Congress can be stymied completely or drastically curtailed then the country as we know it is over.  "Liberty and Tyranny" is a clarion call to all those who love freedom to get off their duffs and to become involved.  The book relies heavily on the words of our Founding Fathers and is essentially a blueprint for how we can take our country back. 

So just who are these so-called "statists' and what are they seeking to accomplish?   Those who believe that "statists" are all Democrats or that the so-called "progressive" agenda they espouse is something new would be sorely mistaken.  Levin points out that there are lots of "progressive" Republicans complicit in this movement as well and that their vision of what the President has dubbed "fundamentally transforming America" has been around since at least the 1930's.  In fact, the "progressives' in both political parties have been incrementally implementing their agenda for the past 70 years.  And now that they control virtually all the levers of power in this country they see the opportunity to go for the whole ball of wax. Thus the passage of Univeral Health Care over the objections of a large majority of the American people and the current proposals for "Cap and Trade" and so-called "Immigration Reform".  Statists will use any means at their disposal however unseemly to achieve their goals.  Thus the unprecedented use of executive orders, the appointment of unaccountable "czars" to high level government posts and the reliance on the federal courts to advance the "progressive' agenda.  All of this is of course anathema to the democratic process and the result is a "soft" tyranny that citizens gradually accept and acquiesce to.  Indeed, It is a very dangerous situation tha we face today.

So just how do we the people who treasure freedom go about extricating ourselves from this mess?  As Mark Levin points out there are no quick or easy solutions on the horizon.  After all, it took all of eight decades to get us here.  Throughout the pages of "Liberty and Tyranny" Levin offers up a road map for the conservatives in this nation to begin to fight back.  We must be armed with the facts and willing to fight for the principles we believe in.  The simple fact is that we are on the right side of virtually all of the most important issues of our time. Levin quotes the late William F. Buckley who once observed "I would rather be governed by the first two thousand people in the Boston telephone directory than by the two thousand people on the faculty of Harvard University".  He goes on to say "There is a better chance of a repository of the kind of wisdom I choose to be governed by among average people than among Ph'D's at Harvard".  I would certainly concur. 

The elitists who are currently in charge in this country really do think they know what is best for the rest of us.  They have a disdain for ordinary Americans and seek to consolidate as much power as they can at the expense of our individual freedom.  I agree with Mark Levin. They must be stopped!   I believe that reading "Liberty and Tyranny:  A Conservative Manifesto" is a great way to get up to speed on these monumentally important issues.  This is a very informative and well-written book   Highly recommended!

An impassioned plea to stop the Statists before they wreck the country. An impassioned plea to stop the Statists before they wreck the country. An impassioned plea to stop the Statists before they wreck the country. An impassioned plea to stop the Statists before they wreck the country.

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August 09, 2010
I'd reckon corporations "control virtually all the levers of power in this country" as they fund politicians of both parties. Obama took nearly a million from Goldman Sachs. Our freedom's eroded both by the two-party deadlock and Big Business which sends our jobs overseas or outsourced to, of course, maximize its own "liberties." To me, we've turned into an oligarchy where deregulated business rules via compliant politicians. How does Levin feel about that elite governance without representation? I sense that to be a "fundamental transformation of America" that's replaced the New Deal's erosion.
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