Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
a book by Mark R. Levin
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that When nationally syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto appeared in the early months of the Obama presidency, Americans responded by making his clarion call for a new era in conservatism a #1 New York Times bestseller for an astounding twelve weeks. As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, with his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers reflected on every page, Levin’s galvanizing narrative provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.
Levin’s book appeared in the early months of the Obama presidency, Americans responded by making his clarion call for a new era in conservatism a #1 New York Times bestseller for an astounding twelve weeks; Obama had already disgusted many with his lying, and in 2021 Biden took up the lying habit as his own
In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for reinforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. In a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the tyrannical liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming to immigration, and more.
"Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto is Mark Levin: a man who loves his family and country and believes ideas have consequences -- and therefore will fight passionately for what he believes and knows to be true." -- Kathryn Jean Lopez, "National Review"
"If you want to rediscover true conservatism, read Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. If you want to help preserve liberty, buy copies for your kids." -- Terry Jeffrey, CNS News
If you want to rediscover true conservatism, read Mark Levin's book. If you want to help preserve liberty, buy copies for your kids
"It is a rarity that an important book arrives at its perfect moment. Such is the case with Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto...Against this tidal wave, Mark Levin offers not so much a defense as a plan of attack, a clarion call to roll back the seas of Change." -- Andrew C McCarthy, "The New Criterion"
"Levin has delivered a stalwart conservative manifesto written by a conservative who doesn't want to re-brand and repackage conservatism into liberalism. He draws on founding principles, not polls, to lay out the agenda for the Right -- and to illuminate the fatal flaws of statism." -- Michelle Malkin
Mark Levin offers not so much a defense as a plan of attack, a clarion call to roll back the seas of Change
"Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto couldn't be more relevant or important. It is a masterful restatement of conservative principles that is succinct...and yet comprehensive. It is thoughtful and deep but highly readable. It is timely yet timeless." -- David Limbaugh, TownHall.com
"The necessary book of the Obama era." -- Jeffrey Lord, "The American Spectator"
"This has the answer for everything you've asked yourself about yourself, and why you believe what you believe." -- Rush Limbaugh
This is a superbly useful book. It is the perfect companion for the college freshman to fortify the student against what he or she is about to hear. It is an ideal detoxicant for the graduating senior
"This is a superbly useful book. It is the perfect companion for the college freshman to fortify the student against what he or she is about to hear. It is an ideal detoxicant for the graduating senior. Most vitally, it should be read by those who do not consider themselves conservatives, because it carefully lays out the central historic, philosophic and constitutional relationship between conservative principles and our individual freedom." -- Tony Blankley, "The Washington Times"
"This is quite simply the most important book of our times." -- Scott Miller, "The Conservative Post"
"While it may present itself as a "conservative manifesto" (and it is that, too) it is also a compelling primer on the most basic principles of the American political order." -- Gary L. McDowell, "American Thinker"
You've an invitation from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? Well, why didn't you say so? Come right in!
"[Levin] fights back against immigrants, whom the Statist portrays 'as universally more virtuous than the citizen.' For those new to the Tea Party, Levin offers a handy roundup of conservative talking points, but anyone paying attention to talk radio over the past few years won't learn anything new." (Source: Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Publishers Weekly)
"Sean told me that a Long Island book signing for Mark had brought out 6,000 people and sold out every book in the store. This isn’t surprising: Mark’s an extraordinary writer, and the conservative movement’s deep desire for plain talk about first principles is going to make the new book an important best-seller." (Source: Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, Hugh Hewitt)
Huffpost says Levin's book is the same old misinformation, but it is their review that is misinformation—they're merely parroting the tired, erroneous liberal narrative for the trillionth time
What else would we expect from radical leftist Huffpost, whose writers either toe the liberal narrative line or end up fired or canceled?: "Levin’s book could be called old wine in new bottles, but since Levin resorts to the same old misinformation to sell his brand of conservatism, the bottles aren’t all that new either." (Source: Liberty and Tyranny — And Misinformation, Terry Krepel)
Another lefty rag also does the expectable, the predictable, and (sigh . . .) the inevitable: the Atlantic challenges no lefty's beliefs, but shows that if he [Conor Friedersdorf] can cleverly trash Mark Levin’s classic best-selling book Liberty and Tyranny, it will raise his stature among the statists—although he claims to have never met one. (They're that rare, he implies, even though it is obvious that the nearest statist is as close as the nearest mirror, however much he might wish to cleverly deny it.) Conor Friedersdorf is a California-based staff writer at The Atlantic, a liberal cleverly disguised as a conservative, in turn even more cleverly disguised as a libertarian. Read Tilting at Statists and weep (cleverly).
Levin’s book may be tilting at Statists, but it's for the critical reason of drawing attention to them for the survival of our nation
The fact that Levin's book and Friedersdorf's review were written twelve years ago is instructive, here. The liberals have gone crazy, and Ben Shapiro says it even more accurately—if more obscenely, in explaining why he voted for Trump in 2020.
Friedersdorf's only book was about how SeaWorld began, while Levin has written 11 best-sellers. Do the math. Maybe he'd better stick to SeaWorld books!
Book reviewer Friedersdorf's only book was about how SeaWorld began, while Levin has written 11 best-sellers. Do the math. Maybe he'd better stick to SeaWorld books!
The liberals have a sinister agenda that they do not wish for the American sheeple to learn about until it is too late for anyone to do anything about it. See this paragraph for details: sinister agenda. Once this agenda is activated, it will be like a Roach Motel—sheeple check in but they can't check out (until they are well and truly fleeced and hopelessly stuck in a socialist tyranny).
Once this agenda is activated, it will be like a Roach Motel—sheeple check in but they can't check out (until they are well and truly fleeced and hopelesslly stuck in a socialist tyranny)
"Mark Levin has shrewdly identified moods currently dominant among American conservatives. The first mood is a mood of ideological reassertion. It’s been a tough decade for conservatives. From the appearance of George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” in 1999 through the nomination of John McCain in 2008, conservatives have been biting their tongues and swallowing their uneasiness with their elected leadership. They did not like George Bush’s spending, they did not like Bush’s education plans, and they did not like the Bush-McCain approach on immigration. Like liberals under Clinton, conservatives followed George Bush as he attempted to discover a new political center. Like liberals under Clinton, conservatives became convinced that they had surrendered more than they gained." (Source: LIBERTY AND TYRANNY: A CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO, David Frum)
Levin takes issue with FDR’s horrendous 'Second Bill of Rights,' wherein he proclaimed that Americans have 'rights' to sufficient income for a 'decent living,' to 'adequate medical care,' and to a 'good education'—all of which Biden and Harris agree with
"Because modern liberalism is infatuated with authoritarian mandates and prohibitions to bring about its utopian vision, it has nothing whatever to do with its root word, 'liberal.' That’s why Levin insists on using the more accurate term 'statist.' . . . And statist thinking is responsible for most of our socioeconomic troubles, Levin shows. Statism has given us a panoply of 'rights' that are not rights at all, but which actually undermine people’s true rights to life, liberty, and property. Levin takes issue with FDR’s horrendous 'Second Bill of Rights,' wherein he proclaimed that Americans have 'rights' to sufficient income for a 'decent living,' to 'adequate medical care,' and to a 'good education.' Levin gives that babble the back of his hand, writing, 'These are not rights. They are the Statist’s false promises of utopianism [used] to justify all trespasses on the individual’s private property.'" (Source: Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, George C. Leef, FEE)
Ted Cruz and Mark Levin at CPAC—think of these guys as part of the solution and the liberals as part of the problem
Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation, and the host of the FOX News show Life, Liberty, & Levin, is the author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers: Liberty and Tyranny, Plunder and Deceit, Rediscovering Americanism, Ameritopia, The Liberty Amendments, and Unfreedom of the Press. Liberty and Tyranny spent three months at #1 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. His books Men in Black and Rescuing Sprite were also New York Times bestsellers. Levin is an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and was a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet. He holds a BA from Temple University and a JD from Temple University Law School. Levin would make a good president—unlike most politicians, he gets it. See for yourself:
Modern Liberalism promotes what French historian Alexis de Tocqueville described as a soft tyranny, which becomes increasingly more oppressive, potentially leading to a hard tyranny on the way to Utopia (where liberal elites are aristocrisy and the rest of us are serfs)
Levin says "The Modern Liberal believes in the supremacy of the state, thereby rejecting the principles of the Declaration and the order of the civil society, in whole or part. For the Modern Liberal, the individual's imperfection and personal pursuits impede the objective of a utopian state. In this, Modern Liberalism promotes what French historian Alexis de Tocqueville described as a soft tyranny, which becomes increasingly more oppressive, potentially leading to a hard tyranny (some form of totalitarianism). As the word 'liberal' is, in its classical meaning, the opposite of authoritarian, it is more accurate, therefore, to characterize the Modern Liberal as a Statist."
Liberals goosestep in lockstep—it is demanded of them by the PC Police
Levin says that "Nancy Pelosi's politics comes as close to a form of modern-day fascism as I've ever seen."
Nancy Pelosi rips up Trump's 2020 State of the Union Speech on camera—is she acting out to cancel the speech, cancel the President of the United States, or cancel democracy, making way for fascism, socialism, tyranny, or some other form of authoritarianism?
"The Founders understood that the greatest threat to liberty is an all-powerful central government, where the few dictate to the many. They also knew that the rule of the mob would lead to anarchy and, in the end, despotism. During the Revolutionary War, the states more or less followed the Articles of Confederation, in which most governing authority remained with the states."
As Levin says, "States are more likely to better reflect the interests of their citizens than the federal government. Localities are even more likely to better reflect these interests because the decision makers come from the communities they govern—they are directly affected by their own decisions. Moreover, the interaction between the people and their representatives at the state and local levels is easier and more direct."
The Conservative does not despise government. He despises tyranny. This is precisely why the Conservative reveres the Constitution and insists on adherence to it. Germany gave Hitler too much power and he became a nightmarish tyrant
"The Conservative does not despise government. He despises tyranny. This is precisely why the Conservative reveres the Constitution and insists on adherence to it. An 'effective' government that operates outside its constitutional limitations is a dangerous government," says Levin.
Biden is a figurehead but actually he's Kamala Harris' sock puppet
The Biden government (with Biden as figurehead but actually he's Kamala Harris' sock puppet) is an example of a dangerous government. They have many distractions for us as a cover for their underlying agenda. They wish to abolish our Constiitution, and our rights and freedoms such as freedom of speech, religion, free association, ownership of weapons. Knowing that the Democrats are pushing an evil, anti-American, Marxist, socialist system on the public, Republicans are frantic to Make America Great Again (which includes adherence to that most precious of documents, the Constitution). They'll force their idiotic political correctness ideas (whites are victimizers and blacks are victims) down our throats and make conservative ideas illegal if we let them. They've already got their accomplices in the media (Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon) censoring conservative ideas and people. This is how fascism begins.
They'll force their idiotic political correctness ideas (whites are victimizers and blacks are victims) down our throats and make conservative ideas illegal if we let them—this is how fascism begins
The thought police—this is how fascism begins; Orwell had it right in 1984
The best summary of the agenda of the radical left is to first destroy our economy with boondoggles like the Green New Deal and Black reparations. Then they take our guns (which we intend to use to protect our rights and property from an obscenely overreaching government) so we cannot resist their evil tyrannical social engineering. Then comes the purges of patriots, conservatives, and America lovers—all of whom they'll label as racists and white supremacists even though they know that's as big a lie as their sickening 1619 Project. There will be re-education camps like in North Korea. You will get indoctrinated by the liberal narrative, if you didn't die in the purges. Then socialism will be instituted as our rights disappear. The liberal elites will elect themselves leaders of the USA. They will be wealthy but the rest of us will have had our property seized and we will be poor—so it will be like Venezuela.