Liberty And Tyranny

admin on November 21st, 2009

As a media person Mark Levin has the resources of corporate media to reinforce misinformation (principle #8).  His opinions become part of an entertainment package that gets echoed until one wonders who could possibly think differently.  As a media person he is trusted by certain segments of the population (principle #9), a trust that would […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Misinformation Wrap-up Part Three

admin on November 20th, 2009

The previous entry revealed that Mark Levin’s primary distortion of information in his book Liberty and Tyranny was creating the impression that a paternal (Statist) Supreme Court began with the New Deal.  In reality it began in 1800 and distorting this fact has implications for what is conveyed as paternal.   This entry refers to my […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Misinformation Wrap-up Part Two

admin on November 19th, 2009

There is a Biblical saying that you can’t serve both God and Mammon.  At this point I can use the ten misinformation principles to summarize who/what Mark Levin really serves instead of Liberty.  There is more left to the book, and perhaps I’ll come back to it occasionally in the future, but here is a […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Misinformation Wrap-up Part One

admin on November 14th, 2009

I would like to close this segment for Mark Levin’s chapter “On Federalism” by first complimenting the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.  They have received criticism from me in the past, and are about to receive some more with this entry.  Yet they are objecting to the ridiculous legislation presented on behalf of banking by […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Federalism Litmus Test

admin on November 13th, 2009

Mark Levin slips up a bit with his inclusion of the slavery issue in his chapter “On Federalism.”  Up until this chapter the reader of Liberty and Tyranny is to believe that the New Deal is when the Supreme Court went astray with their judicial activism, but Levin cites two heavy-handed Supreme Court decisions that […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Contradictions on Federalism

admin on November 12th, 2009

The chapter “On Federalism” from Mark Levin’s book Liberty and Tyranny has a lot of good information in it.  The focus of this deconstruction may be on misinformation, but to omit the context of the good information would be misinformation in itself. Levin echoes the sentiments of James Madison that the Constitution was meant for […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Information on Federalism

Here’s a brief recap of the misinformation principles that apply to Mark Levin’s chapter “On the Constitution.”  He supports the dogma that links property and liberty together; he omits that the Founders concerns for Supreme Court tinkering were essentially concerns about Federalist tinkering, not what Levin would call Statist tinkering; and he distorts the relative […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Misinformation on the Statist Court

As I explained with my private property model earlier, it is not a natural right.  The Founders were wrong about this, John Locke was wrong about this and so is Mark Levin.  In the chapter “On the Constitution” Levin acknowledges this counterargument as made by Cass Sundstein (one of them Harvard Law academics) and then […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Misinformation on the Constitution

There is good information in the chapter “On the Constitution,” from Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, and I would like to give credit where it is due.  Acknowledging the good information also helps with evaluating the misinformation later. Levin starts out by describing how words matter.  If you have been visiting The Middle Class Forum […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Information on the Constitution

admin on October 31st, 2009

I’ve been a deacon, church school director, lay preacher and served on almost every committee of my Church.  I give what I can out of my material resources.  I also use this giving as a tax deduction.  Hey!  I’m not stupid!  Yet it would not matter to me whether there was a tax break or […]

Continue reading about Liberty and Tyranny – Confused Religious Liberty