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 […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #75: “States’ Rights” and Liberty

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why supporting “states’ rights” is crucial for liberty. During an interview on the Lions of Liberty Podcast, Libertarian Party National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark created a stir when he called Ron Paul’s support for “states’ rights” anti-libertarian. While he later […]

Why Libertarians Should Support “States’ Rights”

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During an interview on the Lions of Liberty Podcast, Libertarian Party National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark called Ron Paul’s support for “states’ rights” anti-libertarian. He had policy prescriptions that were straight-up wrong and anti-libertarian…None of us should be given a pass on having to have actual libertarian positions, or not be able to be called […]

Here’s Why Media Outlets Often Serve as Government Megaphones

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In many cases, media outlets serve as little more than megaphones for official sources and government narratives. Why? Many chalk it up to some kind of conspiracy, but I think it has more to do with the way media outlets “do” journalism, and the incestuous relationships this breeds between government officials and reporters. Forbes did […]

Three Reasons I Don’t Care About the Russian Election Hacking Story

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The American left, along with many neoconservatives (redundant?), have gone ballistic over Russia “hacking” the  presidential election. But I can’t bring myself to get very worked up over this alleged travesty for three reasons. First, I’m not convinced Russia actually hacked the DNC emails. As Glenn Greenwald and his associates at the Intercept have shown, […]

Turning the Bill of Rights into a Billy Club

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America celebrated Bill of Rights Day earlier this week. But perhaps we should have declared it a day of mourning. After all, federal supremacists have turned the Bill of Rights into just another government centralizing document. On Dec. 15, 1791, Virginia became the 11th state to ratify the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, crossing […]