Online Reviews™ by Mike Ramey


“For the Statist, liberty is not a blessing but the enemy.  It is not possible to achieve Utopia if individuals are free to go their own way.  The individual must be dehumanized and his nature delegitimized.”

–Mark Levin, Author

“Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto”

     If you are a fan of Mark Levin (a.k.a. “The Great One”) then you have been hanging out watching his weekend TV show on Fox “Life, Liberty and Levin”, or have been blessed to hear his radio show where his passion comes out on matters of the Constitution and other political events of the day.  However, if you have had a desire to view Levin in the written format, a solid introduction to his wit and power with the written word may be found in his work “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto” (2009, 245 pages, Threshold Editions).

     In light of what Americans have been viewing over the past few years in the political realm, Levin carefully guides the reader through a basic course of what makes a Conservative—a Conservative.  This particular work has been listed on the “New York Times” Bestseller list at the number one position a few years back.  It provides a great introduction to how Levin thinks and how well he can make the complexities of the U. S. Constitution easy to explain and understand.  

     The reason why Levin takes his time and makes the effort?  There is a real need to unfold the concepts of liberty in a careful manner when compared and contrasted with those who believe that they can ‘work around’ the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and come up with their ‘own’ version of a ‘Statist Utopia’…at the expense of the individual freedoms of a majority of the American public.  Levin is at his best clearly defining both liberty and tyranny and explaining why the two need to be understood.

     “Liberty and Tyranny” is composed of ten power-packed chapters.  A few of the highlights are contained in the chapters “On The Free Market”, “On Self-Preservation”, and “On Prudence and Progress.”  Levin starts the learning from the opening pages of this work and makes it hard for the reader to put it down.  While it may not be finished in an afternoon, it does have the ‘feel’ of a welcomed reference work that will have a welcomed spot on a library bookshelf to be reference again and again.

     “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto” by Mark Levin may be found at your favorite brick and mortar or on line bookseller.  It is a welcome addition to help one ‘cut through’ some of the talking head clutter in the Mainstream Mess and allow the individual to form their own opinion on these issues as they form a large portion of our present public discourse.

     Mike Ramey is a Minister, syndicated columnist, book reviewer and consultant. “On Line Reviews” is one of a variety of regular column titles which Ramey has in cyberspace from Barnstorm Communications International.  If you care to drop him a line, or a whine, feel free to reach him at ©2020 Barnstorm Communications International.


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