Ameritopia has ratings and reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: I fully realize that many will look at this book and immediately decide they don’t. Take a look at the photo on conservative talk-show host Mark Levin’s best seller, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America. If it doesn’t scream out. Michael A. LaFerrara reviews Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by The title of Mark Levin’s latest book, Ameritopia, is his term for “the.
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This book, by an attorney, former Reagan Administration official, and now radio talk show host and founder of Landmark Legal Foundation, is a serious effort to elucidate the political problems that have developed in this country in the past years, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama.
Levin previously authored Men in Black: A Conservative Manifesto on the outrages of the courts and the problems of leftist politics. The Unmaking of America is his most erudite and engaging book, in which Levin puts down the polemical pen to review the history and philosophical underpinning of American republican representative government and to inquire why it is at odds with the socialist movement that has invaded society in all sectors—academic, political, and cultural.
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Click here to buy a copy of Ameritopia at Amazon. He always comes back to the group of political geniuses and practical politicians who conceived, framed, and created the greatest government experiment in human history. Starting with those sacred and honored concepts of the American founding, Ameritopia also tries to educate the reader about how hhe why we have lost ourway.
He shows how old and new utopian concepts and campaigns are flawed.
He plows the ground of philosophy and political thought to help the reader understand how respected and revered philosophers planted the aameritopia of liberty killing utopian tyranny of ideals and mystic political dreams. Charles deMontesquieu focused on balancing and dividing the sources of power in the government so that the citizen could be assured of liberty and a limited government. Montesquieu provided the plan for a structure of federalism and separation and balance of enumerated powers that is the unique American experiment ingovernance.
In the section on the American Founders, Levin describes how Franklin, Unmkaing, Jefferson, Madison, Mason, and others founded a limited government based on the consent of the governed, respectful of individual liberty and freedom.
Their ideas were derived from those of Montesquieu and Locke. The government was to have only designated and specified limited powers, with those not enumerated being reserved to the people tje to the states.
Citizens are allowed to vote for leaders, but between elections, governance is by the soft tyranny of the administrative state. Levin remarks that the electorate is considered qualified to choose its leadership, but not its light bulbs, vehicles, health insurance, or toilets. Section III exposes the results of ambitious statist expansion, with special emphasis on Woodrow Wilson, who attempted to devalue the founding documents and declared them inadequate.
After the New Deal, the die was cast for an administrative welfare state — even supposedly conservative administrations and governments subsequently pushed this with few pauses or retreats. Nixon and others advanced ameritoopia agencies and government programs. There were some real pauses during the Reagan years, ameriitopia little was done to restore the original concept of limited government.
Levin concludes that the American experiment was a great success, but warns that we are on the brink of terrible failure if we accept utopian ideas and destroy functional representative government with its limited and enumerated powers.
He is deeply concerned that we may be in the inmaking of giving up liberty for the security of an administrative welfare state tyranny imposed by an oligarchy of elitist ideologues. Levin has achieved his goal of a concise and insightful history of political ideas, with a mind to what those ideas mean to modern Americans, and he did it without showboating and in fewer than pages. AAPS View all posts.
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin
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