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Mark Levin offers an interesting way to cut federal power in his new book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic: use the alternate means of amending the Constitution laid out in Article V — 2/3rd of STATE legislatures and call for an amendment convention (not a constitutional convention) to propose amendments; these amendments would be made law if 38 state legislatures or conventions then approved them.

His proposed amendments are familiar — I’ve suggested a few of these: 12 year term limit to federal offices, including the Supreme Court; limits on taxing and spending; moving Tax Day to just before Election Day (I love this idea…), and restrictions to the Takings Clause and the Commerce Clause.

I would suggest, however, that he doesn’t go far enough: there should be a TOTAL of 20 years service in any capacity, elected or appointed, added to term limits; a repeal of the 16th and 17th Amendments, and a dismantling of the Federal Reserve.

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