Mark Levin’s latest book, Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and The Future, hits bookshelves on August 4; and already, it is generating buzz. It currently ranks #26 in Amazon’s rankings.
The Great One recently discussed the work on his radio program. Its premise is that the ruling generation is robbing the rising generation’s present and future. Some chapter topics include: The National Debt, Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare, Education, Immigration, Environment, Minimum Wage, National Security, and the Constitution.
Fellow former Reagan administration official Peter Ferrara highlights that Plunder and Deceit chronicles how today’s younger people are:
the first in modern history to have higher levels of poverty and unemployment and lower levels of wealth and personal income than their two immediate predecessor generations at the same ages. Instead of growing up and starting their own homes and families, record numbers are moving back in with mom and dad after “graduating” from college.
In his discussion concerning the National Debt, Levin offers some sobering numbers:
The nation’s fiscal operating debt was already $10.6 trillion on the day President Barack Obama took office in January 2009. By the end of January 2012, however, the fiscal operating debt had increased 44.5 percent to $15.4 trillion. As of April 12, 2015, the fiscal operating debt was $18.152 trillion — a 71 percent increase in less than six and one half years. Each man, woman, and child in this country’s share of the national debt has grown from $33,220 at the beginning of the Obama presidency to more than $56,900 today. To be sure, the debt habit began long before the Obama presidency, but it is now a full-blown addiction.
The Great One’s book is by no means all gloom and doom. After making sure his readers understand the scope of the problem, like an evangelist, he offers a road to salvation in the form of a “New Civil Rights Movement,” the title of the book’s final chapter. The movement must not be based on statist ideologies, but on the principles of constitutional liberty and economic freedom and opportunity.
“The challenge is formidable and the outcome uncertain, as is the case with most momentous causes, but there is no alternative…” writes Levin.
Levin’s former boss, President Ronald Reagan, once pointedly noted: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Levin promises his book is a guide to that end.
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