Decrying the "unraveling" of civil society spurred by a spendthrift Federal government and policies that let illegal immigrants rob jobs, top-ranked radio talker Mark R. Levin is calling on millennials to unleash a "New Civil Rights Movement" to take back their "liberty and prosperity."
In his new book, Plunder and Deceit, the popular conservative author and constitutional champion warns that if left unchecked, policies put in place by the Obama administration and the rest of Washington will choke younger Americans, leaving them with a poorer quality of life than their parents have.
"The time has come for the rising generation to turn down the demands and schemes of centralized government, its surrogates, and those who steal from the future and look for ways to influence and drive policy debates and outcomes in all its forms," he cheers.
"What is required is a 'New Civil Rights Movement,'" he adds, "organized around fostering liberty and prosperity for younger people and future generations and against their continued exploitation."
Plunder and Deceit is the latest in a series of influential conservative books from Levin that include the popular Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, a New York Times best-seller. The book from Simon and Schuster's Threshold Editions was provided to Secrets and will be released next Tuesday.
Unlike those, this book is directed at younger Americans and urges them to wake up and get involved in government now to reverse the policies he fears will rob their future.
Over 11 chapters, the influential radio talk show host details how Uncle Sam and the parents of today's millennials have pursued destructive policies.
From Mark Levin's Facebook page.
For example, Chapter Six deals with immigration and includes a mountain of statistics showing that the nation's pro-immigrant policies have pushed native born Americans out of jobs. Worse, he shows how immigrants, illegal and documented, are no longer assimilating into American society.
One eye-popping figure: There are now 80 million immigrants and their U.S.-born children, one-quarter of the overall U.S. population.
And that, more than other factors, he said has made the poor poorer. "Statist immigration policies centered on endless waves of legal and illegal immigration have contributed significantly to the income deterioration of low-income American earners and the 'inequality gap' between rich and poor, which statists claim to abhor," he wrote.
Over several chapters on issues like national debt, Social Security, national defense and Obamacare, he details the dangers to future generations.
"This book is, against heavy odds, an appeal to reason and audacity," he concluded. "It is an appeal to younger people to find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist propaganda and manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them; to stand up as individuals and collectively against the strong hand of centralized government, which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity."
And it should be noted that the book is not just for younger Americans. Not only does it paint a grim picture of the world according to the federal government, it also reminds the parents of millennials that they too should join in restructuring government policies and programs to give Americans more liberty and economic prosperity.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com.