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Topic - Mark R. Levin
Noted conservative commentator, legal mind and author Mark R. Levin issued a scathing assessment of the Virginia gubernatorial race, putting the blame for Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II's loss squarely on the shoulders of party elites.
In 445 B.C., Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to repair the badly damaged and dilapidated city walls. He had convinced the Persian King Artaxerxes to allow him to travel to Jerusalem to undertake this monumental task. By recognizing the problem and being willing to do something about it, Nehemiah got the entire project (which was full of danger and numerous obstacles) completed in only 52 days, a truly magnificent achievement for which Nehemiah gave thanks and full credit to God.
What amendments to the U.S. Constitution, if any, would you like to see? The widespread belief is that the American constitutional republic, if not actually broken, is in a state of disrepair. In his new, best-selling book, "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic," Mark R. Levin, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation and nationally syndicated talk-show host, proposes a number of amendments to the Constitution as a fix. Mr. Levin argues that amendments are needed because the nation has entered an age of "post-constitutional soft tyranny" — as defined by the great 19th-century French historian and philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote in "Democracy in America":
Mr. Levin also said on Wednesday — referring to a link on his site that was titled "GOP Gives Up Virginia to Democrats Instead of Giving Tea Party and Social Conservatives a Win" — that the "sober reality [was] beginning to sink in."
Mr. Levin and many other commentators have correctly noted that most of the present-day problems exist because successive administrations, Congress and the courts have ignored or been less than faithful to the Constitution.