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Ameritopia by Mark Levin

January 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 123

There are books that fill your mind like a fine multi-course dinner, to be savored, digested slowly, and remembered fondly. Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny was one of these books. And then there are books that expand your mind, like a fantasy feast so extraordinary that its sweet, succulent tastes seem surreal, never to be forgotten. Mark Levin's Ameritopia is one of these books.

Levin begins by dissecting the ideas of those great thinkers most responsible for influencing our Founders as they conceived America's government. Levin doesn't simply mention names such as Locke, Montesquieu, and Tocqueville, and then toss a few inspiring quotes at the reader. Levin correlates their ideas with where they fit into the founding of the United States of America.

Levin details these philosophers' influence on Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin as they drafted the Declaration of Independence. He explains their impact on Madison when framing the Constitution in general, and the Bill of Rights in particular. Levin explores Alexis de Tocqueville's, Democracy in America, as the French scholar reminds Americans of their uniqueness in the world, and his hope that they maintain their distinctive values and their commitment to liberty and limited government.

And coming during this grave election season, and with our liberty precariously perched in the balance, Ameritopia couldn't have been better timed. I will shout this book's praises to all who will listen, and most likely, to some who won't. This book is an instant classic. It's too bad, as Levin says later in the book, that time constraints prevented him from listing the further crimes against liberty committed during the last century by the progressives, statists, and collectivists.

These miserable malcontents present themselves as saviors who would "rescue" us from the "mistakes" our Founders made. They put their warped notion of shackling mankind with the chains of big government above that of liberating the individual for the limitless benefit of mankind. They seek to-how did one great collectivist put it?-Fundamentally transform America. They would happily jeopardize what-how did one great American put it?-The last best hope of man on earth.

Levin makes Ameritopia easily understandable and digestible for every reader from the scholar, to the student, to the uninitiated. It isn't just important every American read it; it's critical every American read it. Ameritopia is not only a textbook for understanding the concept and conception of American liberty. It is a battle plan for retaining it.

Steve writes on issues related to the police, writing, liberty, and Seattle at: http://www.stevepomper.com. If you have questions, comments, concerns about any of these topics, please drop Steve a line.

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