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Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

• 2010 • 256 pages
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Let’s face it: conservatism is in crisis. The liberal media is gleefully pronouncing it dead, and President Obama and his Far-Left henchmen are doing all they can to make sure it is marginalized and silenced. But radio talk show host Mark Levin is not ready to admit defeat! In “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto,” he outlines a sweeping new conservative approach toward key issues including immigration, education, health care, the welfare state, the free market, and environmentalism. Above all, he issues a ringing call for a return to the true principles of Federalism and the Constitution as the Framers intended it to be — a true conservative manifesto! So distant is America today from its founding principles, says Levin, that it is even hard to describe precisely the nature of our government as it stands: it?s not quite a representative republic, not quite a constitutional republic, and not quite a federal republic.

In contrast to this confusion, Levin, the bestselling author of “Rescuing Sprite” and “Men In Black,” offers a sound conservative vision — and maintains that conservatism is not just a political perspective, but a way of understanding life, society, and governance. Levin offers a solid historical overview of the Founding Fathers’ view of civil society, liberty, the dignity of the individual, and shows how these views were enshrined in the Constitution. With illuminating erudition and his customary wit, Levin explains the true nature of progress (as opposed to the counterfeit “change” that Obama and the other hucksters in his Administration are selling to the American people), details the role of religious faith in the American Founding (in contrast to the radical secularism that Leftists are forcing down Americans’ throats today), and offers a solid prescription for battling proponents of the ever-expanding welfare rolls, environmentalist totalitarians, open-borders fanatics, and short-sighted peaceniks who would leave America weaponless and defenseless. Levin reminds us that freedom isn’t guaranteed, but must be fought for and defended stoutly.

We conservatives need to get busy — and in “Liberty and Tyranny,” Levin shows us the way. Defending the Constitution and true conservatism:

  • Why conservatives must defeat all efforts to unconstitutionally regulate political; speech on broadcast outlets, especially radio
  • How the relentless efforts of statists to criminalize war will make securing the nation against future attacks devilishly difficult
  • Why Obama is dead wrong when he insists that the security of the American people is inextricably linked to the security of all the people of the world
  • Poor and unskilled foreign labor: sure, it benefits certain businesses, but it harms society as a whole economically as well as in other ways
  • How the flood of immigration, both legal and illegal, into the U.S. discourages the use of English and encourages the establishment of ethnic enclaves that weaken our national unity
  • Proof: carbon dioxide does not affect temperature levels — but why no amount of evidence will dissuade environmentalist statists of the truth of global warming
  • How environmentalist wackos have made even the flush toilet a point of controversy
  • How the federal government legally forces employers and employees to “contribute” to an “insurance” program that was conceived in deceit and punishes their children and grandchildren
  • The New Deal: in reality, it was a dismal failure — yet to this day it remains the Statist’s model for governance
  • Why the best way to stimulate the economy would be for the federal government to slash capital gains taxes, corporate income taxes, and individual income tax rates
  • Why the conservative is not a special pleader for oil companies or any other corporations
  • Private property: why no one can understand the free market without understanding its importance
  • Herbert Hoover: a hands-off disciple of the free market? Hardly — how his statist policies were a precursor to the New Deal and made the Great Depression worse
  • How Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are built on a family of frauds: the concealment of facts and the fraudulent seizure of American taxpayers’ money
  • The Clinton advisor who said in a moment of candor: “Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy” — that is, drastically increasing the power of the state over the lives of individual Americans
  • How, rather than Americanize aliens and use public and private institutions to inculcate in them the virtues of American culture, language, mores, history, traditions, and customs, statists are cultivating a cultural relativism in which the cultures from which the aliens fled are held as equal with American culture
  • Why the U.S. cannot regain its competitive standing in the world by importing low wage workers from other countries
  • How the liberal idea of citizenship demeans the citizen and weakens American society Why it is so important for parents and grandparents to teach their children and grandchildren to believe in and appreciate the principles of the American civil society, and stress the importance of preserving and improving that society
  • How local public school systems all over the country are struggling today with the consequences of the federal government’s short-sighted and self-serving policies
  • Republicans: how they seem clueless about how to slow, contain, and reverse the Statist agenda — and what conservatives must do to change that situation
  • Why conservatives continue to ignore the media, Hollywood, public schools and universities only at their own risk
  • How Leftists habitually engage in underhanded tactics intended to stifle genuine debate on their pet issues
  • How the Founding Fathers recognized that America had to be strong politically, economically, culturally and militarily to survive and thrive in a complex, ever-changing global environment — not only in their time but for all time

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