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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 […]

133 Words or Less: Want to Reduce the Influence of Lobbyists and Corporate Interests?

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Do you want to get the influence of lobbyists and corporate money out of politics? Decentralize the system. With governopoly in Washington D.C., lobbyists and influence peddlers can do one-stop shopping. A single policy implemented at the federal level impacts the entire United States. But in a decentralized system, lobbyists must push for changes in […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #52: The Declaration of Independence

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Declaration of Independence and secession. The recent Brexit vote has a lot of people talking about the idea of secession. Americans by-and-large have this strange, incongruous view of the idea. On the one hand, they celebrate secession every […]

Decentralization: A Strategy for Liberty

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Hardcore libertarians sometimes criticize me because of my focus on the Constitution and political action at the state level to limit federal power. They argue that the American constitutional system will never bring about liberty, and that by working through government at any level, I undermine the cause of freedom. I am sympathetic to the […]