However, this book, a combination of history, constitutional law (not the kind practiced by progressive liberal statists, as Levin call them), and conservative call to action both enlightened me and made me wonder if we can't still save our Republic from crashing down around our ears.
The crux of the whole book is Article V of the Constitution:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses 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 Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;
I know that actually getting the states together to accomplish this would be a tall order, but maybe, just maybe, enough Americans will get fed up with the overbearing leviathan of an out of control federal bureaucracy to do something about it.
Levin trods some familiar conservative ground with his proposed amendments, including term limits and a balanced budget--things which will no doubt make the professional politicians and Democratic liberal progressive big government types howl with fury...which is, of course, the point.
One additional amendment I would have proposed is that Congress should not get to exempt themselves or their staff from the laws they pass...which is routine..even with Obamacare...that SIGNATURE accomplishment of the Democratic Party. Included in this is that Congresscritters should NOT get their own gold-plated retirement, but should take Social Security and Medicare like the rest of us poor schlubs. Just THINK how fast we would get real reform of these Ponzi schemes if Chuckie Schumer and Botox Nancy Pelosi were told they were now on Social Security! Would kind of make your head swim, no doubt.
Anyway, it's a short and worthwhile book that is all the rage on conservative media and #1 on Amazon...