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Watch This: Los Angeles Liberty Fighter Nick Hankoff takes on Mark Levin on C-SPAN


Win one for Ron Paul rEVOLutionary, nullification and antiwar advocate Nick Hankoff as he takes on Mark Levin author of the book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic. The issue at hand here is what tools do you have to fight tyrannical government---Nullification vs. Article V as Levin proposes? The 10A vs. Article V? All solutions handed to us by the Framers.

Now for some background: Levin and the patriots from the Tenth Amendment Center and Tom Woods have been at each others throats for the last six or seven months or so, and Levin in typical fashion has repeatedly denounced, disparaged and basically called all advocates of Nullification (and Secession) kooks not unlike what he did with supporters of Ron Paul in the 2012 elections. I give kudos to Nick Hankoff for initiating a civil debate and staging his counter attack on CSPAN today.

The arguments for Nullification and Article V are what they are, but, what is pertinent and immediate about Nullification is the fact that nullification is now a powerful movement and has taken off with numerous successes preserving our liberties in states and townships across this nation (California nullified the NDAA in October 2013 and South Carolina is about ready to Nullify Obamacare). In my opinion, Article V will not move fast enough to stop big government from encroaching on our liberties maybe because Article V largely relies on the action of elected people in Congress while Nullification firmly relies for the most part on the efforts of citizens of their respective cities, counties, and states. I will put my money on the people simply because as most of you should be aware that most politicians in high elected offices are working for some special interest-- not for the people, and Mark Levin knows this.

Levin of course is biased for his cause, after all, he is trying to sell a book probably more so than his/the idea. However, I will take a more skeptical view on Article V but more so on Levin. Mark Levin is firmly entrenched in popular conservative media and has had a great voice in shaping the political narrative of this nation for well over a decade. In my opinion he represents if not leads conservative mainstream medias’ current fascination with the word “liberty.” If you observe conservative print, radio, and television like I do, you will hear the talking heads talking liberty as never before. Please note that I’ve tracked this trend which seems to have its genesis a short time after the 2012 election cycle ended.

Fancy that! That --being the same conservative mainstream media that attacked, slandered, and worked tirelessly to defame Ron Paul ( Mr. Liberty, Freedom and Constitution) and his supporters during his 2012 presidential election bid have somehow morphed into the champions liberty!

What can we conclude from this? Mark Levin and his media cohorts can not be trusted. Every inch of body language and verbal response (or lack of response) from Levin and the host in the video provided are a testament to this.

His Article V solution though a legitimate solution amounts to a well crafted diversion to real and immediate solutions for concerned citizens that care for this country and the Republic it once was. Levin has a very large platform to promote his ideas and many in his audience that love this country as I do sadly buy in. They are being denied a powerful solution to counter this nations problems—Levin’s audience are being told lies.

One easy solution: It’s the easiest thing you can do--just turn off Levin and mainstream media.

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I understand that Levin of

I understand that Levin of course is biased for his cause, if a man wants to sell books rather than selling his ideas than this will not work.

Levin's Phantom Book Reviews

On the Jan 8th a few of us down voted his book. Most of the posts followed each other on the 8th. I went back on the Amazon page to see if any one else had commented on my post and others and to my surprise there where more than 350 book reviews that up voted Levin's book. I went 35 pages(i figures 10 posts per page) in to find our Jan 8 posts. Took me 20 minutes. Are these re-posts? Daily Paulers--you know what to do.



"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

Daily Paulers Attack!! It looks like Mark Levin

paid some of his statist flunckies to up vote his book after we DPers trashed it the last couple of days.

Then go here and upgrade this awesome book!!!

Maybe it will get his panties in a twist if a Ron Paul children's book is rated higher than his "conservative" shart. http://www.amazon.com/Meet-Ron-Paul-Biography-Blankenship/dp...

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bump for freedom

I just down voted on


I think lovers of liberty

need to double down on their efforts to educate the listeners of these spin doctors. The internet, with social media , blogs etc. are perfect opportunities to reach their audience's. I think it's natural for a lot of us to gravitate to sites like DP and overlook many sites where there is an audience waiting to be educated. Just my 2 cents.

Ron Swanson

What was with the host guy

What was with the host guy asking Nick his occupation and if he was a fan? Nick asked intelligent questions and was non-offensive, why can't the questions be fielded?



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Wars cannot be funded without an entire country paying taxes.

Nullification would greatly reduce the federal tax base. Neocons, like Levin, want this country to remain consolidated to keep our multiple wars funded in perpetuity.

typical cspan. get the side

typical cspan. get the side of the caller, do not let him debate, let Levin, the neocon prick, baffle the people with bullshit.

SteveMT's picture

and the moderator gives Levin the time to put his BS together.

Lots of time.


Levin evades the points brought up and uses ad hominem and straw men. The interviewer needs to hold him to the callers questions and points. This is ridiculous, in any kind of real debate this tactic wouldn't hold up for five seconds.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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Mark Levin:

Domestic policy = I can usually listen if it doesn't get too religious.
Foreign policy = Statist = No Listen.
I think America needs a powerful military... for defensive purposes ONLY.
In other words, keep the damn sea lanes open but let the other damn countries figure out their own damn politics = Set a good example.

Madison was for Jury Nullification

I'm pretty sure that Madinson's views against state nullification never changed and that the nullification that he did endorse was jury nullification.

There is fundamental difference between levin and liberty

He talks a good game until it comes to the ultimate state power- forced union and foreign policy - that is where Levin worships "Leviathan" - the one he rails against when it comes to wasteful government spending

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Dude that scumbag got RECKT by that caller.

Good job man!

Look at this timeline of Ron Pauls' Books vs. Levin's and others

·1991 The Ron Paul Money Book.

·1992, Rush Limbaugh: The Way Things Ought to Be.

·1993, Rush Limbaugh: See, I Told You So.

·2000. Ron Paul: A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

·2002. Ron Paul: The Case for Defending America.

·2002, Sean Hannity: Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism.

·2004, Sean Hannity: Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism.

·2005, Mark Levin: Men In Black: How The Supreme Court is Destroying America.

·2007. Ron Paul: A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship.

·2007:Glenn Beck: An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems.

·2008, Glenn Beck: America's March to Socialism: Why We're One Step Closer to Giant Missile Parades.

·2008. Ron Paul: Pillars of Prosperity.

·2008. Ron Paul: The Revolution: A Manifesto.

·2009, Mark Levin: Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.

·2009, Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government.

·September 2009, Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government.

·September 16, 2009. Ron Paul: End The Fed.

·October 26, 2010, Glenn Beck: Broke: The Plan to Restore our Trust, Truth, and Treasure.

·March 30, 2010, Sean Hannity, Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda.

·April 19, 2011. Ron Paul: Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom.

·June 14, 2011, Glenn Beck: The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution.

·2012, Glenn Beck: Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say. Simon and Schuster. 2012

·2012, Mark Levin: Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America.

·2013, Rush Limbaugh: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (2013)

Look carefully at the years 2007-2009. Notice how Levin publishes a book using the word "manifesto" in the title a year after Ron Paul's book that also uses the word. Coincidence? I think not!

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

I keep putting off

having a bumper sticker made that says "What if the American people learn the truth."

It would only speak to the choir.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Mark Levin funded by Dick Scaife

particularly his foundations. His Landmark Legal Foundation gets megabucks from this heir of the Mellon fortune. In case anyone wants to see the deeper statist angle Levin projects.

Dick Scaife ?

they have a medical cream for that



Awesome caller!!

Levin & Beck are shill traitors to the Doctrine we respect!
They are scum!


Don't forget

to include Rush Limbaugh Too.

Ron Swanson

Can't Stand His Thinking

Mark Levin said that he did not agree with secession, but didn't WE SECEDE from Britain to form OUR COUNTRY?

Apparently Mark Levin believes the Republic is a "death pact". You can enter, but you can never leave.

If every individual has the right of secession, then so do the states in which those individuals reside. The only way to stop it is war. War is the tool of the immoral and corrupt. The tool of the slave and plantation owners to force their will on supposedly free individuals.

He's another Useful Idiot

Apparently Mark Levin believes the Republic is a "death pact". You can enter, but you can never leave."

More like the Roach Motel (or the EU). "Roaches check in, but they don't check out!":


Let me get this straight ...

... Mark Levin is ...

... in favor of using the provisions of the Constitution (Article V) to reduce the power of the federal government, but he is ...

... opposed to using the provisions of the Constitution (10th Amd.) to reduce the power of the federal government.

He has no interest in reducing the power of the federal government.

He only wants a Constitutional Convention to eliminate the Constitution and the limitations on the federal government's power.

He is a fraud.