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 […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #74: Economic Ignorance Minimum Wage Edition

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about people holding a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining completely ignorant of the subject in the context of the minimum wage. Murray Rothbard once said, “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #73: The Stamp Act Crisis; Protest Done Right

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the American colonists’ protest against the Stamp Act and how their actions effectively nullified it. We’ve seen a lot of protests across America over the last few years, most recently waves of unrest in the wake of Donald Trump’s […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #72: A Federal Government Beyond Its Authority

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” The federal government does not have the authority to do almost all of the things it does today. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. If you read what people actually wrote during the process of ratifying the Constitution, you will come away with an […]

Yo Feds, You Can’t Do That! — Tench Coxe on Federal Power

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The federal government has no constitutional authority to do the vast majority of the things it does today. Of course, this truth runs counter to conventional wisdom and everything you learned in your high school government class. Suggest the feds shouldn’t formulate policies on marriage, healthcare, education or infrastructure, and you’ll get blank stares at […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #71: Following the Constitution in the Trump Era

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Some people seem to think a Trump presidency means the federal government will be more faithful to the Constitution. Does it? In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. Several people I know have expressed optimism that a Trump presidency will mean fewer unconstitutional federal actions. […]