MARK LEVIN: It’s time for our state legislatures to act, to stop this tyranny

Mark Levin says it is time for the state legislatures to act, to stop this tyranny. Obama says he has a pen and a phone, but Levin says we have Article Five and it is the Constitutional duty of the states to act on this:

Most other societies would either accept this fate, that is the people as subjects, with no recourse whatsoever or there’d be a violent revolution or civil war. George Mason knew this. The Framers of the Constitution knew this. They discussed this in Philadelphia, two days before the end of the Constitutional Convention. They’d been through the ringer. They fought a revolution. Because there was no recourse.

It’s time for our state legislatures to act. It’s time for our state legislators to step up. They have a duty, an affirmative duty under the federal Constitution, under Article Five and the Tenth Amendment, to act!

We must stop thinking like hopeless victims, ‘whoa is me’, going over and over again ‘what can we do, what can we do’. And yet our mindset, our American spirit in fact in many respects, has been conquered by the progressive left, by the Statists over the last 100 years. We’ve been indoctrinated to believe that there is no recourse, that the federal government is the beginning and the end. And it’s NEITHER.

We honor and revere the Framers, do we not? Well then it’s time to think like them.

It’s time to comprehend our heritage.

It’s time to understand that a top-down centralized authoritarian system, tyranny, where federal officials continue to seize power from you, the people, is illegitimate. Under our Constitution, it is illegitimate.

It is time to understand that we do not have to accept a lawless imperial president even if the rest of the federal government and federal branches do.

It is time to understand that we do not have to accept decisions by a Supreme Court, imposing policy, social cultural decisions on top of us. That may be the opinion of five justices but so what?

It’s time to understand that we need not accept Congress passing laws on endless matters that it has no powers to legislate about. Article One isn’t a grab bag for Congress to do whatever it wants.

And it’s time to understand we’re not required to accept the mandates issued by a massive bureaucracy, a permanent fourth branch of the federal government, which does not respond to electoral results or the will of the people.

Obama says he has a pen and a phone. Well I tell you what. We have Article Five. And it’s in the Constitution. It’s in the Constitution!

There’s much more in the audio clip below:

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  • MadMadJack

    Damn straight Mark. It is way past time to remind Emperor Obama that The Constitution is the law of the land and not him.

    And YES, We honor and revere the Framers!

    • Jeff_Selbst

      Oh yeah, right. The Framers were conscientious about preserving the rights of minorities which you people want to trample on. The Framers wouldn’t back your plans; they’d hang you. And I would be happy to help them.

  • PalmBayConservative

    This is the best and most forceful call to action this man has every given. Time to listen people call make your State Legislators listen. They have a duty to STOP the Federal Government.
    Demand Article V be implemented and a Convention of States be held ASAP.
    God Speed .

    • garyinaz66

      Az. senate president Andy Biggs (R) is blocking article V legislation.
      Levin even called him out on it.

      Phone Number: (602) 926-4371
      Fax Number: (602) 417-3022
      Email Address: [email protected]

      • PalmBayConservative

        Gary I thought it passed in the committee the other day? How is he blocking it? Also don’t you have Congress woman for it, I think her last name is Baron, or something like that. Work around him get others for it to make some noise. I’m sure Az will get it done. Just a matter of time.

      • PalmBayConservative

        Gary don’t miss the teleTownhall tonight. , 8pm

  • Longiron

    Bah,Bah,Bah Complain let here some solution’s for once. We all KNOW what the problems are ! Lets here some solutions and how are the we conservatives going to implement them if they get a chance ?? Are we going to get hats with “we had enough” printed on them or how about a new slogan? Let start with details on Obamacare for openers. We know the problems thus far how about detail solutions of how to fix those problems and when if we get a chance to do so ?? Maybe these ideas might change some minds other than complaining ???

    • Darrell Griffin

      You can’t change the mind of someone who gets a check or subsidy from the government unless you promise them a larger check or subsidy.

      THAT is at the core of the whole rotten mess, and why they are trying to add as many more to the dole as possible before 2016.

      November 2012 was the point of no return, too many stayed home because the candidate wasn’t pure enough.

      Armed revolution is inevitable, because an Article V convention will be pointless when you have enough blue states to kibosh any product that comes out of it.

      Not a matter of if, but when.

      • Longiron

        Agree in part! getting off the freebees and Gov’t dole is hard. however, not everyone in that situation wants to be on the Dole. If a Conservative would go into S. Chicago for example and talk to those people and how they are being used by the DEMS and explain a plan to help them get off the dole you might be surprised of the results. IT has never been done by a Conservative politician. It is not going to happen with a RINO because they are part of the one party system. Are you going to change 50, 60 % of the minds, NO but if you 15- 20% that is a start and that will help big time in winning. However, you must be prepared to do as promised and deliver, not just political BS. It has never been tried. Until someone has the courage to do it we will never know??

      • miltonbasshayek

        It’s time to “water the tree of liberty.”

      • We owe it to our children and grand children to take this one opportunity to avoid another war.

        That’s why we are doing this.

        Jumping straight into war as the solution is the weakness that comes from living under tyranny. We aren’t that far gone yet.

        Mind you, war may well be the outcome. But you prepare for war, while making EVERY effort to have peace.

        • Darrell Griffin

          I agree 100%. Some of us are built to participate in such a convention, and some of us have the required talents that will be needed should such a convention fail.

          ” A decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”


          “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

          I’m just a student of history and a realist, so I know the inevitable outcome. Pessimistic admittedly, but verified again and again throughout the course of human events.

          • In 1776 I’m sure that many people would have considered a British victory the “inevitable outcome.”

            We make our own luck.

            • Darrell Griffin

              If the current GOP leadership were at Independence Hall in 1776, we would all still be British subjects. They would have waited until they “had the numbers”.

              The “inevitable outcome” I am referring to is armed conflict.

              I have no doubt how that will turn out. That’s why the leftists want to take away everyone’s guns 🙂

    • The solution is the Convention. How could you have possibly missed that?

  • sDee

    A fine statement. It is good to see the 10th Amendment included.

    No one is coming to save us. DC is lost. The donkeys and elephants are one.

    • ApplePie101

      No one was ever coming to save us. America has been a do-it-yourself project from the very first. Republics are the most labor-intensive form of government to sustain. The good news is that We the People are now actively involved again.

  • DINORightMarie

    So true!! Mark Levin, as always, is right on the mark!!

    Question – how many more states do we still need to have a Convention to propose amendments called? Back in 1979, according to Levin, it lacked 4 states – where are we now in that count?

  • disqus_E4Vdp7qC06

    We need to hurry this up!

  • Pizza the Hutt

    Heavy blue and heavy red states should agree 100% on taking acting

  • David Thompson

    Article 5 and the 10th Amendment are part of our governing system for 225 years! Mark did not invent this! Mark Levin is asking the States to step up!

    A Tsunami is coming and the Progressive Corporatist and Marxist Democrats are not going to like it! Look, it might take a year or it might take 5 years to get the States needed to act, but its coming! Hell we’re Americans! Free Markets and Small Business drive the American Experiment and Liberty is a fundamental right the Citizens will demand! Again, a Tsunami is coming and the Washington D.C. Ruling Class is not going to like it! God Bless You Mark Levin!

  • timerunnersc

    Amen Mr Levin!

  • Bill in Tennessee

    There appears to be three ways to address the current crisis:
    1. Convention of States to amend and reinstate the Constitution: long, slow process that MAY work, if enough states get on board.
    2. Military intervention with assist from millions of civilians: short, quick process that has no certain outcome.
    3. Civilian uprising and civil disobedience with (one hopes) assist from whatever loyal military can be called on: short, quick process that has no certain outcome.

    I see no other remedies, and frankly, I’m not averse to any one of the above. This former Jarhead would be comfortable with (and gladly participate in) either one of these scenarios.

    • David Thompson

      Bill, you can start by telling every vol in Tennessee their Senators Alexander and Corker are not Conservative but Progressive Corporatist. Throw their Ass out of the Senate and elect Conservatives

      • Bill in Tennessee

        Oh we’re trying… we ARE trying. Alexander now has a challenger, named Carr, and he’s beginning to garner some support. We’ll see how that plays out this year.

      • Corker is a contemptible liar. A big-government, obama-bot with an (R) after his name.

    • Jeff_Selbst

      Then you are a traitor and guilty of sedition.

      • Bill in Tennessee

        “If this be treason make the most of it”… Patrick Henry

        • Jeff_Selbst

          People like you should be in prison. Go make the most of that.

  • miltonbasshayek

    The states seem to be composed of little statists. They don’t seem to mind being subservient to the Feds; this is the problem.

    • David Thompson

      Milton what Sate do you live in?

    • That makes no sense.

      Every politician wants to be in charge. The effort to give more power to the states makes each small-time, backwater state legislator that much more powerful.

      It’s a total, no-brainer that they’d LOVE more power. So no, they don’t want to be subservient. They’ll jump at the chance to wrest control from DC and take that power for themselves.

      (They may want YOU to be subservient, but that’s an entirely different problem.)

  • doriangrey11

    The corruption of the Obamanation Administration reaches even into the various States Legislatures.

    Nope, not even a smidgen: Or how did Obama tell that lie and not burst into flames???

    • The solution of Liberty and the Constitution also reaches into all of the state legislatures.

      That’s why this is going to work.

  • Time4Offense

    Amen, Mark Levin!
    Thanks to Colonel George Mason for insisting that the States could amend the Constitution through the Article V process. Right now it’s our only option short of violence.
    more info and how you can volunteer:

  • Conserv_58

    BINGO! There is nothing more that needs to be said.

  • ApplePie101

    I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it. By the way, some of you red staters had better start aggressively pounding and purging your legislatures of rinos, because the blue is slowly leaching in. You won’t realize it until it’s too late.

  • laurie kiewit

    The process has started!! Here in WI we have 50 legislators and 10 senators in support of a Convention of States. Many other states are moving in the same direction. It’s not hopeless, but we have to stay focused and not let the media or lefties try to distract us. We CAN and WILL do this!

    • Bill in Tennessee

      There’s similar movement here in Tennessee. I don’t know how many other states have signed on to this movement, but I do get updates from time to time from the COS folks. I just don’t know if we’ve reached the required 2/3’s states to call for a convention. And then there would have to be 3/4’s of the states to ratify any amendments that come out of the convention.

    • If you know of a particular state legislator’s stance on the issue, can you please update their score at the ArticleFiveProcess website?

      Go to ArticleFiveProcess and click on the USA shield emblem link to the AFP scoreboard.

      It takes a few minutes to find and update several legislators in your state. Just click on the state and then the chamber and find the representative’s name.

      If we can light up the Heat Map, it will put pressure on more legislators to get on board.

  • RedRiverD

    This is the answer to ALL of our problems in Washington, DC and CAN work……
    But we need everyone that can to get involved…..

  • Jim Dorchak

    No it is NOT the time! It is too late.

  • Peanut

    “It is time to understand that we do not have to accept a lawless imperial president even if the rest of the federal government and federal branches do.”
    Oh REEally! So glad you have jumped on the band wagon that some of us have been toting around for 6 years. Many of us do not accept him as “president” and never have. Had you, Mr. Constitutional Scholar Levin, spoke up 6 years ago we may not be dealing with this thing today.

    “It’s in the Constitution!”
    Oh PLEASE! The constitution is dead! Article II, Section I, Paragraph IV is also in that constitution and no one gave a rip about that one. By the time
    an Article V convention can be implemented it will be FAR too late.