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-- special audience edition of Hannity tonight we are joined for the hour by the always outspoken nationally syndicated radio talk show host best selling author of the great one -- event.
Now in a moment we'll also bring in our studio audience as you can see of distinguished guests.
But first let's take a look inside the great -- latest book the liberty amendments restoring the American republic is now bookstores on Amazon.com.
Now -- -- is proposing eleven amendments to our constitution.
And explains how each and every one could help restore this country's founding principles.
Preserve individual rights and marked the first step towards reclaiming the country.
That belongs to you the American people here to explain liberty amendments why he wrote the book author himself the great one -- gentlemen welcome mark lament.
Ways problem -- -- liberty and tyranny solo over a million copies you road America told Pia.
And my right in reading this book and thinking this is almost like a third in the series -- you know it really is and I just want people understand I'm not running around writing amendments to the constitution.
What I'm doing is talking about.
Republican us because we do not have -- today.
We get into that little bit later what I'm saying is -- like our opponents who evade the constitution who eviscerate the constitution.
Trying figure out ways to centralize the government as much as they can in violation of the constitution.
I'm saying those of us who believe in individual liberty and private property rights the rule of law and the constitution.
Need to look at the constitution for answers.
And it provides one under article 52 methods for amending the constitution one.
Two thirds of both houses -- Lazarus yeah it's -- -- put on the screen articles I have to explain their 22 method -- -- -- right.
One of which has has been used successfully we have 27 amendments to the constitution.
One which is not.
But that second method is not radical it's not weird it's there because the framers put it there and they put it there for a reason.
The second method for amending the constitution the first was two thirds of congress proposing amendments to the State's three force in the states ratified.
In this instance it's two thirds of the states calling a convention.
Not a constitutional conventions.
To article five talks about a convention for the purpose of amending the constitution.
And you still need three fourths of the states to ratify C wouldn't have a runaway convention or anything like that.
As we have today runaway congress -- run -- Supreme Court and a runaway bureaucracy and president.
This is a -- system put in place specifically by the framers and George Mason.
Insisted on it and got the support of the other members the other delegates to the constitutional convention.
He said look.
If congress turns oppressive if the federal government turns impressive.
What is really course other and violence we have to have a way for this to be addressed in his -- course was.
The states would get together as they often get as they did to to to give birth of the nation.
And and propose -- amendments and you still -- three forced them to approve them.
But this -- there's been 27 amendments but only -- one method has been used right.
You you right at length in many ways how our framers in particular for saw that this day would come.
A day what you call post.
Constitutional America explain what you mean by that -- give examples of of what you see that defines that.
While the entire construct of the constitution.
Is intended to prevent what's happening today this centralized concentrated power of government.
But a handful of lawyers on the Supreme Court issuing edicts -- present -- United States.
And -- and ruling by fiat congress getting involved in every aspect of our lives.
All of this is contrary to the constitution so first of all if you don't believe that this book isn't -- -- interest you and you'll go through life willing mailings.
And and -- accept -- but some of us know that's not the case.
And so we have to accept the fact that this is a post constitutional period and when you look at Obama cares and examples I've talked about.
Congress passed a law they had no power to pass the president signed a -- -- no power to -- the Supreme Court contorted the constitution amended the constitution if you will.
And imposed an -- and now we're being told that's it folks we can't be -- you're stuck with -- there's nothing you can do about it.
And I'm saying the hell -- that there are things we can do about it would maybe not tomorrow maybe not the next day.
But the more our government legislate and operates like this the worst it's gone again the barriers that the firewall to the constitution have been breached.
You talk about in the book at length and you -- -- -- great detail.
That the left has -- the progressives the status as you -- have been successful.
In other words beyond their wildest dreams which is why you should post constitutional America now.
How does this give more power to the states and what was anticipated could you quote -- the Federalist papers a lot throughout the book.
What -- they intending by putting this specific process in place that it could be used when.
First all they had to do this in part because the constitution would never have been ratified the at the state conventions.
They were our framers to them and these delegates to the state conventions.
We're very skeptical of this notion of the central government.
You know people don't know if you if you read what's available on the state convention debates Massachusetts Thomas voted down the constitution John Adams wound up having to twist arms.
He was fighting mostly -- cousin Sam Adams who was an anti -- you look at Virginia.
The constitution was almost defeated.
I mean -- -- taught about the home of Madison and Washington and so forth.
And New York the constitution was almost defeated so they had to make sure if they were gonna get.
-- other states to ratify that when they presented them with the constitution.
It would empower the states it would ensure that the states retain their sovereignty it would ensure that the central government had specific enumerated powers limited powers.
In the final thing they had to do.
Because the states for proposing changes to the constitution and they didn't want to have another convention was they agreed that when the first congress -- they would propose amendments.
To further limit the federal government vis a vis the individual and the individual's liberty.
This provision in the constitution article five is very very important.
It is the only way that we have today that I am aware of and if somebody has a different idea than they ought to put it on the table.
For the American people and a civil legal constitutional.
Fought -- way.
To work what their state legislatures over time not tomorrow.
To begin the process of re claiming their republic otherwise these centralized decisions by a handful of governing masterminds.
Are not only gonna continue they're gonna become it additionally courses.
-- Quoted Madison who will pointed out that the how far have we left that original intention.
While now the states have few power very little power few powers and -- really live at the behest of the federal government what you think about the society.
The states created the federal government the states.
Gave life to the federal government.
Now the states live at the behest of the federal government.
Really the federal government can step in whether it's voting whether it's the environment whether it's the road system whether it's the tax system the federal government is preempting the field in all respects.
So rather than checks and balances between the three federal branches for the most part the three federal branches are giving their -- in premature one after the other.
Whether it's obamacare whether it's these these these other.
These other acts of the -- -- so it's really the federal government working mostly in unison as well as at fourth branch of government the massive bureaucracy.
Against the states and against the individual.
-- -- look at -- the constitution to provide the means for restoring.
Self government and you even go as far as to suggest otherwise there is the potential social collapse.
When you have the federal government that has unfunded liabilities over with ninety trillion dollars in three years ago was 67 trillion -- -- I mean it's growing that fast.
When you're the federal government that is imploding and expanding at the same time when you have a Federal Reserve that is just mindlessly.
You know it.
Printing money through through a quantitative easing and so forth and when -- politicians who -- only rewarded if they spend.
Your children and your grandchildren -- money.
And future but not if they try and draw a line and so the system is broken because -- on -- from the constitution.
So the notion of limited government.
Let's all swept away with a big exclamation mark -- obamacare and so many laws before it.
And are willing to take a break we'll come back we'll continue much more -- the great one mark -- then.
-- will go through these liberty amendments and then we'll get to our distinguished studio audience when the special edition of Hannity continues straight ahead.
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