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Iowa Nullifies the U.S. Supreme Court: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #122

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” When it comes to the legal system, Americans make a federal case out of almost everything. But a guy in Iowa took a different route. When Iowa police violated his rights, he didn’t run to the feds. He sued in state court under the Iowa Constitution. As a result, the […]

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 […]

Gun People Need to Learn a Lesson from the Weed People

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Gun people talk tough. “They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.” But all the bluster disappears when talk turns to the Supreme Court and the possibility of an opinion that undermines the Second Amendment. The prospect of a Hillary Clinton Supreme Court nominee has turned millions of gun […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #57: Madison’s Blueprint to Stop the Feds

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain James Madison’s Blueprint for stopping overreaching federal power. What do we do when the federal government exceeds its authority? This was a question people asked even before the Constitution was ratified. It was a hotly debated topic. If the federal […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head Bonus Episode: Nullification – The Solution for What Ails Us

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this bonus episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain nullification and how we can use it today to roll back federal overreach. I often sum up the work of the Tenth Amendment Center in a single sentence; follow the Constitution, every issue, every time, no exceptions and no […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #43: Harriet Tubman, Nullification and Making a Difference

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about Harriet Tubman and the $20 bill, and how individuals can make a difference at the state level. This week, I delve into two completely unrelated issues in a rather spontaneous and completely unscripted episode of my podcast. I’ve seen […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #36: Rewriting Nullification History (With the Truth)

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about a recently published academic paper that obliterates conventional thinking about nullification and interposition. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. These documents, approved by the […]

Nullification: The Path to Liberty – Burns, Oregon, 2016 (Speech)

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The federal government was conceived as an institution with limited, enumerated powers. As James Madison put it in Federalist #45, “The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” Today we have a system that bears no resemblance to the founders’ vision. This supposedly limited government claims the authority […]