Baseball, The Constitution and a Lawyer You Can Trust: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #108

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Last week, I warned you about trusting lawyers to explain the Constitution. On this week’s episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I’m going to make an exception to that general advice. I’m also going to explain what a baseball rule can teach us about constitutional interpretation. You can subscribe to Thoughts […]

Talking Federal Supremacy with Suzanne Sherman – Thoughts from Maharrey Head Bonus Episode

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On April 4, I appeared on Suzanne Sherman’s show The Wasatch Report. We talked about how state action can limit the scope of the federal government, focusing specifically on the Second Amendment, dispelled the persistent myth of absolute federal supremacy and talked about why you shouldn’t count on lawyers to tell you what the Constitution […]

If You Want to Know the Constitution Don’t Call a Lawyer: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #107

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Do you want to learn about the Constitution? Don’t call a lawyer! In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why you can’t generally depend on lawyers to properly explain the Constitution. Hint: Almost all of them are federal supremacists. You can subscribe to Thoughts from Maharrey Head for free […]

Democrats and Republicans – Not a Dime’s Worth of Difference: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #106

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” This one will ruffle some feathers. But sometimes the truth hurts. There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to their view of the United State political system and the Constitution. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I make the case. You […]

Open Letter to Kentucky State Sen. Albert Robinson on Marijuana and Federal Supremacy

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Kentucky state Sen. Albert Robinson (R-London) has been a vocal opponent of legalizing medical marijuana in the commonwealth. He has based his opposition on the Constitution’s “supremacy clause” arguing that Kentucky cannot pass a law that contradicts federal statute. Unfortunately, Sen. Robinson demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of what federal supremacy actually means. He also ignores […]

Jeff Sessions Is Just Like Rachel Maddow: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #104

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t like nullification. He attacked the principles in recent statements about California’s sanctuary state policies. In doing so, he sounded just like Rachel Maddow. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. I compare the ideas of Maddow and Sessions (there’s […]

Nullify Obamacare! Thoughts from Maharrey Head #103

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” The Republicans still haven’t gotten rid of Obamacare and they aren’t going to. But there are things going on at the state level that could eventually undermine and replace the federal healthcare debacle. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey, I tell you about some exciting developments at the state […]