Plunder and Deceit is about what author Mark R. Levin calls a threat to the United State’s experiment with democracy. At the heart of the threat is an executive branch of government that is running amok. Its leaders are well meaning, but they are trying to transform the US into a utopia by throwing trillions of dollars at the country’s social problems. The result is a national debt that has passed $18 trillion and continues growing. The soaring increase in debt is unsustainable. Sooner or later, the system will face financial collapse. When that happens, it will be future generations, not the current generation that is supporting the increased government spending, that will be left to pick up the pieces. Levin sees what’s happening as no less than a threat to US democracy.
The reason the executive branch is running amok is that it has shattered the balance of power between the branches of government that the Founding Fathers worked so hard to achieve in the Constitution. The executive branch has assumed so much power vis-à-vis the legislative and judicial branches that it can engage in outrageous excesses, including runaway spending, almost with impunity.
If government spending excesses continue, with programs such as Social Security, healthcare, education, immigration, the environment, too little attention to defense, and minimum wage, today’s children will be forced to take on the burden of that excess tomorrow. The only clear way to stop these excesses is a new civil rights movement whose goal would be for citizens to take back their government before it is too late.