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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 […]

Refusal to Cooperate: The Moderate Middle Road Between Revolution and Unlimited Submission

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Ammon Bundy and the other ranchers arrested after taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, Oregon,tried to go toe-to-toe with the federal government using raw force and power. They failed. The feds killed one man, and the rest of the ranchers now sit in jail, facing charges under a law passed during the […]

Thoughts From Maharrey Head #23: Through Thomas Jefferson’s Eyes

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the relationship between the states and the federal government through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson. Nov. 10 marked the 217th birthday of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. Thomas Jefferson secretly drafted the Kentucky resolutions in response to the Alien […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head: Nullification and Weed

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about weed! A lot of people are still pretty skeptical about nullification. They claim it won’t work. They think the federal government is just too powerful. But nullification can work. And it does. The proof is in the weed. In […]

Podcast: How to Limit the Federal Government

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In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I tell you how we can limit federal power based on James Madison’s blueprint. The federal government exercises seemingly unlimited authority and inserts itself into virtually every area of our lives. But the feds were never meant to have this kind of power. As James Madison asserted […]

Podcast: Nullification, Slavery and Segregation; Not what You Think

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In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about nullification, slavery and segregation. Opponents of nullification love to slap down the race card as a way to discredit Madison and Jefferson’s principles without having to actually engage in an intellectual debate. They call us “neo-confederates” and imply that we must harbor racist motives. […]