Friday, December 20, 2013

Give Me Amendments or Give Me Death

Emma Roller and David Weigel posted at Slate on discussion of state legislatures calling an Article V convention.
"How did so many conservatives come around to this idea, so quickly? It happened naturally—states’ rights are hardly new to Republican activists—but it gained traction thanks to radio host and author Mark Levin. Every year or so, Levin writes a tract of doomsaying, originalist constitutional arguments that sells like mad but gets completely ignored on the left. It happened again this year, when his book The Liberty Amendments topped the New York Times best-seller list. While liberals were napping, Levin was selling a pocket history of state tyranny and a package of amendments that could thwart it."
(via Debra Cassens Weiss at ABA Journal)