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…)

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #78: The Trump Executive Order that Could Kick Off WWIII

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about an obscure provision in a proposed Trump executive order that could set the stage for World War III. Hyperbole? I don’t think so. There has been a lot of talk about a proposed Trump executive order relating to refugees. […]

Executive Orders

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In his first full day in office, Pres. Trump signed a number of executive orders. His actions have rekindled fierce debate on the legitimacy of EOs. A lot of people seem to adopt one of two extremes. On the one hand, many argue the president can legitimately issue executive orders with virtually no limitation. The […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #77: Politicians Are Full of Crap – Rick Perry Edition

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about Rick Perry’s giant 180. When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was running for president, he famously failed to remember which departments he would eliminate from the federal government. But he did name two. One of them was the Department […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #76: Political Hypocrisy

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about political hypocrisy and selective moral outrage. The aftermath of Donald Trump’s election has flipped the world on its head. People on the right have suddenly embraced the Russian bear. Meanwhile, progressives have turned into neoconservative warmongers who put absolute […]