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Monday, May 04, 2009

Mark Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny"

It is indeed a Conservative Manifesto laid out in language so clear and simple it is a delight to read. There is no heady or heavy philosophy or grandiose language just the basic truths upon which this great nation was founded as written in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Those documents are the very core of conservative thought and guiding philosophy on how to govern.

Mark also does a masterful job stating just why the liberals or statists as he calls them are so hostile to those very documents this country was founded on because they get in the way of the statist's constant drive for ever more power and control over every aspect of our lives. He does this by explaining how they distort language, blatantly lie and create crisis where none existed to create an excuse to take away ever more of our liberties in the name of some sort of equality, progress or fairness.

I can say that everything Mark discussed I can whole heartedly agree with and have even echoed many of the same themes and ideas here in the Barnyard over the years, just not as well. I have long considered myself a Constitutional Federalist which as Mark points out so very eloquently as the very basis of conservative thought. The whole book is quotable and I will have to get my own copy so I can highlight and mark the many passages that can expand on my arguments as a proactive voice for conservatism in government as opposed to the statist's "utopia" that enslaves us all to the government. I have no desire to live in some quasi-eurosocialist state that grovels to the world for approval. I want to live in the USA as our founders envisioned it with the freedom and liberty to pursue life, liberty and happiness as I see fit not as some bureaucrat does with the ability to defend myself and ourselves against all threats foreign and domestic.

If you ask me, Obama and his statist allies in Congress fit into the latter category and our Constitution and Declaration of Independence give us every right to oppose them by any and all means necessary.

7 comments:

Trader Rick said...

O'bama is a traitor and a dictator.

The Griper said...

i lioke the term Constitutional Federalist, though i always just used Constitutionalist for myself.

it forces Constitution first, ideology second. and when in conflict, ideology must change not the Constitution.

at times that may be one of the hardest things to do too, change aspects of ideology.

Tom the Redhunter said...

Glad you read and like the book too, Goat. I found it an easy read, short and sweet. No great insights but useful as a manifesto, which was his objective anyway.

Trader Rick said...

where r u

Tapline said...

Goat, great to have you back in form....I msut get this book and read it for myself.....stay well...

Amy Proctor said...

My husband is reading it now and I've got dibs on it next. He says its very, very good. Can't wait!

Ron Simpson said...

I checked out the audio book from my library and listened to it at work. It was a refreshing change from hearing all my black co-workers having their Obamagasms.