The Case for The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” -2 Corinthians
While the nutjobs on cable news obsess over every sneeze, cough and burp of their Washington DC overlords, the solution to our nation’s impending demise is found in our Constitution. Our Founders knew it would be necessary to amend the Constitution and they provided two ways to do it in Article 5. It reads:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses of Congress shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Convention in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…
To this day, the Constitution has been Amended twenty-seven times to protect our freedom of religion and speech, and our right to bear arms. The Amendment process has also been used to abolish slavery (something the US Supreme Court ruled to be Constitutional in their Dred Scott v. Sanford decision), to give women the right to vote, and to remove barriers for African-Americans in the south to vote by outlawing so-called “poll taxes”. Each of those times, the first method was used. The second method provided by our Founders, although it has been tried, now lies dormant. I recommend we use it, as there is no other way to prevent the unknown and unthinkable consequences of the gross mismanagement and utter incompetence of our so-called representatives in Washington DC.
The United States of America is headed for the abyss. Uncontrolled spending and borrowing is bringing our beloved nation to its knees, quickly. We have seen one consequence of a country getting to this point in Spain and in Cyprus, where personal bank accounts were frozen and confiscated by their government. There are over $2 trillion sitting in personal retirement accounts in America and over $90 trillion in unfunded liabilities if you include Medicare, Medicaid and unfunded pensions, according to the government’s own numbers (this does NOT include Obamacare).
But our God is a God of lifelines, and there is hope: Real, tangible, realistic hope. In The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, Former Chief-of-Staff to Ronald Reagan’s justice department and Constitutional lawyer Mark R. Levin has proposed eleven Amendments to the Constitution and suggests using the second method provided, where on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Convention in three fourths thereof. Levin provides legal backing for each of his proposed amendments, the first of which would restrict Congress to twelve years in office, after which they will be ineligible for re-election. Also, anyone in Congress who is already over that twelve year mark would be ineligible for re-election. The genius of this method is that it bypasses the narcissists in Washington DC and their legions of sociopaths that litter the cable news channels. Also, it is going to be fun. We are going to make history ladies and gentlemen! What a wonderful time to be alive! Now let’s get to work.