Saturday, January 21, 2012
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439173249/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=urbangrounds-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1439173249 The book, released Monday, compares the Utopian and unworkable schemes laid out by political philosophers from Plato to Thomas Hobbes with the vision of natural law, God-given rights, and individual liberty that inspired the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. “Utopianism is not new,” Levin writes in Ameritopia.” “It has been repackaged countless times—since Plato and before. It is as old as tyranny itself. In democracies, its practitioners legislate without end. In America, law is piled upon law in contravention and contradiction of the governing law—the Constitution.” Levin’s verdict: Barack Obama and modern American liberals are firmly in the Utopian camp—pursuing a vision fundamentally at odds with limited government and human freedom. “I believe to a great extent we now live in a post-constitutional country, where much of the Constitution is ignored or evaded,” Levin told CNSNews.com.