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This was filmed in August 2013 (better late than never!). Levin talks about his new book, The Liberty Amendments, Restoring the American Republic. It is based upon Article V of the Constitution which describes how amendments may be proposed and ratified.
Amendments may be proposed by either:
- Two-thirds (supermajority) of both the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States Congress
- By a national convention assembled at the request of the legislatures of at least two-thirds (at least 34) of the United States’ 50 states
To become part of the Constitution, amendments must then be ratified either by approval of:
- The legislatures of three-fourths (at least 38) of the states; or
- State ratifying conventions held in three-fourths of the states.
Fat chance that Congress would propose a term limits amendment on itself, but the states have the power to do so. How about term limits for Supreme Court Justices as well? What about amendments to limit taxing and spending? Levin suggests 11 amendments well worth considering. They offer hope for our Republic.