Comment: I've read some of this book

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I've read some of this book

I don't like Levin. He's a pro-Lincolnite. This Lincoln thing, it's a big issue that pro-liberty Americans need to figure out and have a more open and substantial conversation about, in my opinion.

Either way, he's pro-Lincoln, which means he's an American Crusade Yankee, thus pro-interventionist. We tend to call these people neo-cons. Yes, neocons are trotskyites. Yes, there's a Jewish connection there. Yes, Levin is Jewish and supports Israel.

I don't know that I'd call Levin a neocon. Really, he's just a classic American Yankee Republican. Google this book called "Disease of the Public Mind" about the civil war.

This is an important point because I think true pro-liberty Americans need to sort of shed the 'Yankeeness' of our past and embrace the rougher, less civilized, more realistic liberty of the Southern tradition. The 'we're not perfect, but leave us alone anyway and we'll all figure it out' liberty. As opposed to the Yankee, nationalist, puritanistic, by sword and fire, utopian liberty. Yeah, there's synergy between neoconservatism and Yankee conservatism, but the two aren't the same.

I don't think Levin can be converted, because Yankees die hard. But, I think he can be an ally here.

In order for 3/4 of the states to ratify an amendment that, say, allows for a Congressional check on Supreme court rulings, it would require complete and utter unity between all of us that aren't progressives.

I think there's a mandate there, I think 3/4 of America would support some of these basically good reforms, but we'd need to actually be united.

I want much more than what Levin is calling for, and I still support the principle of nullification. But, I don't see why we shouldn't support a couple of these amendments.