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Published On: Sat, Feb 24th, 2018

Kevin Gutzman: ‘My idea literally made Mark Levin millions of dollars’

Radio host, Mark Levin, is the author of the wildly successful book, The Liberty Amendments. One commentor on Amazon writes–Mark Levin is a radio host and a Constitutional scholar. Invoking Article V of the Constitution, which sets out methods for amendments, Levin has proposed a number of changes to term limits, taxation, restoring states’ power and more.

Has Levin always espoused the views set out in the book and is their a back story behind the Liberty Amendments?

Photo of the US Constitution taken in the rotunda of the National Archives photo Mr. T in DC via Flickr

On a recent episode of the Tom Woods Show, historian and constitutional scholar, Kevin Gutzman was the guest and the topic of Levin was brought up:

“There was also this thing with Levin, where somehow I would hear him on the radio and agree with him probably 80 percent of the time.

“The first time that he ever stooped to notice me was when he was attacking me for saying that Ron Paul’s foreign policy was like the Founding Fathers.

“That was also out of the blue and I was in the right as in the other case.”

Host, Tom Woods chimed in to say, “Funny thing is, Levin wound up recommending in a celebrated book that sold many copies, some of the same strategies you recommend for the future, his so called Liberty Amendments.

“He criticized you for them, then he winds up adopting them.”

Gutzman replies, “what happened was when my first book came out, Mike Church had me on and had me on again and he had me on many times and eventually their was a cover story about him in the American Conservative that I completely changed his world view. And after a while of hearing me give my Jeremiah about American constitutional culture, he said, “Isn’t there anything we can do?” I usually would kind of slough that off with I’m a historian, I don’t do hope, that’s for Sunday mornings.

“And I finally said there is this unused part of Article V of the Constitution that States can initiate an amendment convention.

“And when Levin heard about that, he bashed it and then he bashed it again and called me names and he called Mike Church names. For years, for like two years he was bashing us constantly–and then he published a book about it, which I think, last I heard it sold like 750,000 copies.

“So my idea literally made Mark Levin millions of dollars. He never thanked me, he didn’t cite me. I have never heard of such a thing.

“The last anybody knows about me from him on this story is that I’m an idiot.”

Gutzman went on the explain how he reviewed The Liberty Amendments in the American Conservative magazine.

With a good nature, Gutzman said, “St. Paul converted on the road to Damascus, so welcome to the club, Mark- let’s do this.”

Listen to the interview below (the Levin story begins at the 27:55 mark):

 

 

 

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  1. Bill Walker says:

    Kevin Gutzman is listed as a director of Compact for America (See: http://www.foavc.org/Financials/2014_Return/008.jpg). I invite all to read about Compact for America at http://www.foavc.org/Page/Page_Five.htm (and subsequent pages) to understand what that means. To suggest that he, Kevin Gutzman, was the originator of the Article V Convention movement is the height of over inflated ego.

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