Mark Levin at Bookends Sunday, August 9th @ 10:00am
New York Times Bestselling author and syndicated talk-show host, Mark Levin, will sign his new book: Plunder & Deceit
Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-0726
“Mark was shown where he made a mistake in stating in [an end note] that delegates from Vermont belatedly attended the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787. In reality, Vermont was not even a state until 1791. Before that it was a disputed territory between New Hampshire and New York. So Vermonters were not asked to nor were they qualified to attend the Philadelphia convention. He gave his challenger no credit for reading his book carefully and bringing this non-trivial mistake to his attention. He then refused to sign the book on the page where the [end note] appeared and showed distinct signs of impatience and annoyance when he opened the front of the book and began to sign it.”
Well, it’s now almost two years on from the August 18, 2013 booksigning event at Ridgewood’s Bookends bookstore at which a Ridgewood resident: 1) informed Mr. Levin that he had made the above-described end note error in his new book, “The Liberty Amendments,” and 2) asked him the following question when he was signing his copy of the new book: According to what possible definition of the Constitutional term Natural Born Citizen is your friend Ted Cruz eligible to run for or hold the office of President of the United States?
Fast forward to August, 2015, and Mark’s friend Ted Cruz is trailing badly to a GOP frontrunner (Donald Trump) who earlier this year squarely questioned Cruz’s eligibility to run for or hold the office of POTUS based on the indisputable fact that Cruz was born in 1970 in Alberta, Canada. So, the question posed by the Ridgewood, NJ resident to Mark Levin on August 18, 2013, and to which Levin reacted so very poorly by berating and slandering his interlocutor that very day at the Bookends booksigning event, and on August 19, 2013 and August 29, 2013 on his nationally syndicated radio program, remains both relevant and unanswered (that is, at least, if you were to ask his opponents in the race for the Republican Party nomination for President if the United States).
What else is happening in August, 2015? Well, among other things, Mark Levin has written a new book, “Plunder and Deceit”, which was released yesterday, August 4th. Many hardcover copies of this new book are on display and available for sale at Bookends in Ridgewood. Apparently, Levin is just as eager as he was two years ago to secure sufficiently high early sales numbers to land himself on the New York Times bestseller list, because he is once again scheduled to attend a summer booksigning event for his new book at Bookends in Ridgewood, this time on Sunday, August 9, 2015. (It seems the New York Times tracks book sales at a select few (perhaps ten?) bookstores in the Northeast Corridor to determine book placement on its various bestseller lists, and…who knew?…Bookends in Ridgewood is one of those select few bookstores!)
This commenter, curious to know if Mark Levin had “found the time” to look into the above-discussed problem with the erroneous end note in “The Liberty Amendments,” went to Bookends on the release date of “Plunder and Deceit” (yesterday, Tuesday, August 4, 2015) and found a copy of the paperback version of “The Liberty Amendments”, the first edition of which was published perhaps a year ago, well after Mr. Levin had been informed of the error in the original hardcover version.
So after all this, after recklessly abusing the Ridgewood resident who brought the mistake to his attention,: 1) did Levin and his publisher find, upon reflection, that he had in fact made the above-discussed mistake in his end note in the original hardcover version?, and 2) if the answer to question number 1 is ‘yes’, did Levin and his publisher make an appropriate correction to that end note in the subsequently-published paperback version?
As it turns out, the answers to those two questions are as follows: 1) Yes; and 2) No.
The footnote was changed to eliminate the earlier reference to the disputed territory of Vermont. So the Vermont reference was acknowledged as a mistake. This much is commendable. However, the context of the end note in question (i.e., the passage of the main text with which the end note is associated), required Levin and his publisher to insert in place of “Vermont” the name of the actual state (in addition to New Hampshire), delegates from which had not yet completed the trip to Philadelphia to attend the Constitutional Convention. This Levin and his publisher failed to do. Just how much spoonfeeding do they need to get this right?
So the end note in question remains screwed up, almost two years after “The Liberty Amendments” was released. Does anyone in the vast TheRidgewoodBlog readership know what original state Levin is still neglecting to recognize as one of the twelve (Rhode Island objected to the whole idea of the convention and never sent any delegates) that faithfully participated in the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787?