Thoughts from Maharrey Head #97: Centralized Government Is No Friend of Minorities

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about centralized government, slavery and discrimination. Conventional wisdom holds that national, centralized government protects the interests of minorities. This is a myth. In fact, the state has a long history of persecuting minority populations. A recent trip my wife and I […]

Empire of Lies (Song)

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This song started out as just a sampled beat and a base line. Then I found this really cool audio quoting some lines from George Orwell’s 1984. I ended up building the lyric around that. The famous Ron Paul quote “truth is treason in an empire of lies pulled it all together.” For you music […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #96: The States vs. the Federal Reserve

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about state action to undermine the Federal Reserve and the government’s monopoly on money. Ron Paul mainstreamed the idea of “ending the Fed.” Even today, we occasionally hear about efforts in Congress to audit the Federal Reserve and perhaps rein […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #95: Free Speech for Real

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about freedom of speech in light of Kathy Griffin’s photo with Trump’s severed head. Comedian Kathy Griffin sparked the brouhaha of the week when a picture of her holding the likeness of Pres. Trump’s severed head surfaced. Social media went […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #94: The Preamble to the Constitution

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the preamble to the U.S. Constitution – what it tells us and what it doesn’t. If you’re an American, you’re probably familiar with the preamble to the Constitution. In fact, you may well have memorized it at some point […]

Subverting the Constitution: Madison on General Welfare and Common Defense

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The words “provide for the common defense and general welfare” rank among the most abused phrases in the Constitution. I often refer to this as the “anything and everything clause.” Partisans on both the political left and right use “general welfare and common defense” to justify all kinds of federal actions, from wars to social […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #92: Red Team! Blue Team! Rah! Rah!

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the absurdity of “red team” vs. “blue team” politics. This week’s political brouhaha erupted when Pres. Trump fired FBI director James Comey in the midst of an investigation into Russian ties – or something. The firing caused a total […]