Mark Levin has Finally Found a Way...Submitted by Shamus_McMises on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 02:42
Mark Levin has finally found a way to make himself look like a defender of state's rights while not actually taking a position that would allow the states to mount any kind of resistance against federal enforcement of tyrannical laws. Like the double-talker that we all know Mark Levin is, he has not only chose to champion a fruitless and unnecessary cause, he has taken focus away from the greatest revitalization of state sovereignty in modern history.
Mark Levin has been attempting to generate a movement behind his call for an Article V convention, which is about as pointless a scheme as one could conceive. Frankly, I am fed up, but obviously not surprised, by the conservative media's unquestioning reception of Levin's propaganda tour at a time when multiple states are fighting their most important battles of the last century, attempting to nullify disgusting over-reaches of federal powers.
Could it be possible that he is trying to distract from an effective movement fathered by a man that has made Levin look like a confused eighth grade history student on multiple occasions? He does conspicuously declare his Article V convention as the only known way to combat the supreme court monopoly over decisions on the constitutionality of legislation. And it is not likely that he is trying to drum up any real support for more power to go to state governments as he has consistantly defended intellectual positions which deny the supremecy of the individual states. For instance, he is a faithful disciple of Lincoln and bashes anyone that questions his motives for invading the South. He ridicules any callers that claim to identify with the Anti-Federalists. He consistantly quotes Alexander Hamilton and even though he also quotes the debates of the state ratification conventions he somehow denies the compact theory of the Union. Most importantly he has come out with hopelessly absurd attacks against some of the most important proponents of Federal decentralization of our time including Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Tom Woods and others.
Levin is no friend of the liberty movement and he is certainly no proponent of giving powers back to our state legislatures. Tom Woods has given the states an intellectual head-quarters in his book "Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Centurty" by providing a detailed historical and legal precedent on how the states could, at the very least, give themselves some leverage to buffer their citizens from the burden of federal trespasses. To be sure, I have not read Levin's book and I am not suggesting that the principles behind his proposed amendments are unsound, but there is already a legal and proven method to fight unconstitutional and unjust laws, which can and is being put into effect RIGHT NOW. And Levin decides to try to incite some grand revolution behind a constitutional convention which will probably never happen and even if it did happen would almost certainly not accomplish anything that any of us could stand behind.
Here are some examples of current nullification attempts and Tom Woods' correspondence with Levin.