Michael Maharrey serves as the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center and the managing editor of the SchiffGold blog. He hosts his own podcast, Thoughts from Maharrey Head, as well as the Friday Gold Wrap podcast and the It’s Your Dime interview series for SchiffGold.

Michael is the author of three books. Our Last Hope – Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty, makes the historical, philosophical and moral case for nullification. Smashing Myths: Understanding Madison’s Notes on Nullification digs deep into James Madison’s views on nullification, focusing on his writing’s later in life. Finally, Michael joined Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin in penning Nullification Objections: Dismantling the Opposition, a book that takes apart the common objections to nullification one at a time. He’s also penned several e-books, including The Power of NoThe Historical and Constitutional Basis for State Nullification to Limit Federal Powe and Its Practical Application, The Constitution and the Report of 1800, and The Jefferson Letters, Vol. 1: Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions.

Michael earned a degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. As a non-traditional student, he won several academic awards and was a member of the school’s ethics bowl team that placed eighth in the nation. Mike played for the USF ice hockey team at the ripe old age of 40, earning American Collegiate Hockey Association Academic All-American honors.  He also holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Along with his formal schooling, he’s had the opportunity to associate with and study under some of the top academics in constitutional history and our founding principles.

Michael speaks at events across the United States, and frequently appears as a guest on local, national and international radio shows advancing constitutional fidelity and liberty through decentralization.

As a working journalist, Michael has written and reported for several newspapers, including the St. Petersburg Times and the Kentucky Gazette, covering local and state politics, and sports. Mike won a pair of 2009 Kentucky Press Association awards while serving as the sports editor for the Woodford Sun in 2009. He also worked for a local television news outlet writing web content for the station’s award-winning website.

Michael lives in Lexington, Ky., with his beautiful wife Cynthia, and has two daughters and a son. Although a native Kentuckian, he spent much of his adult life in Florida and considers the Sunshine state his adopted home. In his spare time, he still plays ice hockey and is equally passionate about defending the Constitution and his crease.

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6 Responses to “Biography”

  1. Bob KliewerJanuary 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    THANK YOU! Just finished reading “Smashing Myths” for the 3 time and every time I get a new epiphany. Your ability to be succinct while explaining such a deep subject is amazing. Thank you so much for writing it, I’ll be ordering more copies to share.


    Bob Kliewer

    • Michael MaharreyJanuary 29, 2015 at 1:58 am #

      Thanks so much, Bob!

      I really have to give a lot of credit to a couple of my journalism professors. They taught me how to break down complex issues and explain them. I’m very grateful to them!

  2. SJMay 10, 2017 at 4:39 am #

    Michael, I found this CRS Report tonight and thought you might be interested.
    Document: Report to Congress on American War and Military Operations Casualties
    May 4, 2017 8:06 AM

    This report provides U.S. war casualty statistics. It includes data tables containing the number of casualties among American military personnel who served in principal wars and combat operations from 1775 to the present. It also includes data on those wounded in action and information such as race and ethnicity, gender, branch of service, and cause of death. The tables are compiled from various Department of Defense (DOD) sources.
    Have a good one,
    SJ, Am912


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