DECENTRALIZING FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM

“Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” - Frederick Douglass

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Thoughts from Maharrey Head

  • The Liberal Case for Absolute Freedom of Expression

    The Liberal Case for Absolute Freedom of Expression

    Despite the emotional appeals of the thought-police, and their shallow justifications for violent suppression of certain ideas, the case for unbridled free expression remains compelling. In fact, any quest for truth requires it. To limit free expression is to potentially bury the truth and mire society in an endless cycle of banality.Read More »
  • Feds Are Actually Limited in Using Funding to “Coerce” States

    Feds Are Actually Limited in Using Funding to “Coerce” States

    Sometimes emailers offer a good opportunity correct widely-held erroneous ideas. In a recent article, I asserted the federal government has very little power to force so-called “sanctuary cities” and states to enforce federal immigration law. Under a well-established legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine, the courts have long held that the federal government cannot […]Read More »
  • How the Federal Fight Against Sanctuary Cities Undermines the Constitution

    How the Federal Fight Against Sanctuary Cities Undermines the Constitution

    We all need to fight the temptation to abandon constitutional principles when they conflict with our policy preferences. I recently appeared on a radio show to talk about the Tenth Amendment and nullification. The conversation moved along marvelously as I explained Madison’s blueprint, and how state and local governments can thwart unwarrantable federal actions (and […]Read More »
  • Maine Governor Wants Feds to Bring the Hammer Down on His Own State

    Maine Governor Wants Feds to Bring the Hammer Down on His Own State

    Gov. Paul LePage is doing it wrong. Instead of protecting the people of Maine from overreaching and unconstitutional federal overreach, he’s begging the feds to trample on his state’s sovereignty. You see, the Republican governor doesn’t like marijuana. And he doesn’t like the fact that the people of his state voted to legalize weed. He wants […]Read More »