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Thoughts from Maharrey Head #83: Obamacare 2.0

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the recently unveiled Republican healthcare plan. The Republicans have come out with their much ballyhooed Obamacare “repeal and replace” plan. Turns out it doesn’t repeal. The replace part looks pretty awful. And of course, it’s just as unconstitutional as […]

Bill to Return Legislative Authority to Legislature Causes Complete Freakout

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A bill to restore some level of constitutional sanity to the federal regulatory state recently passed the U.S. House and caused a total freakout. The REINS Act would  require congressional approval before major regulations imposed by federal executive agencies such as the FDA, EPA and OSHA went into effect. When I say passage of the […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #82: The Constitution Is Dead

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the death of the U.S. Constitution and its irrelevance in today’s politics. Two hundred years ago today (March 3, 2017),  James Madison’s vetoed an infrastructure bill. The president refused to sign the legislation because it was unconstitutional. The federal […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #81: Getting Rights Wrong

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about rights, privileges and immigrants. Earlier in the week, I wrote a post titled Yes. Non-Citizens Have Rights. It created the proverbial poop-storm. The comments and emails made it clear that a lot of Americans don’t understand rights. They think […]

Yes. Non-Citizens Have Rights

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Over the last week, I’ve heard several people say things like, “Non-citizens don’t have any rights in America.” Or a variation on the theme “Illegals don’t have rights in this country.” I find this mentality troubling on two levels. In the first place, it implies government gives people their rights. You only get ’em if […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #80: Taking Apart the Federal Behemoth

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about dismantling the unconstitutional, overreaching federal bureaucratic behemoth. The appointment of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary created a firestorm of controversy. Many vehemently opposed the nomination, fearing DeVos will gut the Department of Education. Others cheered the pick for the […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #79: The Rise of the Brownshirts

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the rise of the Brownshirts and political violence. Protests surrounding a recent scheduled speaking engagement by controversial “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos at U.C. Berkeley turned violent, forcing cancellation of the event. The perpetrators of the violence call themselves “antifa,” […]

Mike Maharrey Talks “States’ Rights” on the Lions of Liberty Podcast

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I recently appeared on the Lions of Liberty podcast to talk about why libertarians should care about “state’s rights” and the importance of political decentralization as a strategy to advance liberty.http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/01/30/280/ https://lionsoflibertypodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/e88dip/LoLP_Ep_280_Michael_Maharrey.mp3 (more…)