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Thoughts from Maharrey Head #81: Getting Rights Wrong

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about rights, privileges and immigrants. Earlier in the week, I wrote a post titled Yes. Non-Citizens Have Rights. It created the proverbial poop-storm. The comments and emails made it clear that a lot of Americans don’t understand rights. They think […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #80: Taking Apart the Federal Behemoth

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about dismantling the unconstitutional, overreaching federal bureaucratic behemoth. The appointment of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary created a firestorm of controversy. Many vehemently opposed the nomination, fearing DeVos will gut the Department of Education. Others cheered the pick for the […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #79: The Rise of the Brownshirts

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the rise of the Brownshirts and political violence. Protests surrounding a recent scheduled speaking engagement by controversial “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos at U.C. Berkeley turned violent, forcing cancellation of the event. The perpetrators of the violence call themselves “antifa,” […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #78: The Trump Executive Order that Could Kick Off WWIII

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about an obscure provision in a proposed Trump executive order that could set the stage for World War III. Hyperbole? I don’t think so. There has been a lot of talk about a proposed Trump executive order relating to refugees. […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #77: Politicians Are Full of Crap – Rick Perry Edition

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about Rick Perry’s giant 180. When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was running for president, he famously failed to remember which departments he would eliminate from the federal government. But he did name two. One of them was the Department […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #76: Political Hypocrisy

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about political hypocrisy and selective moral outrage. The aftermath of Donald Trump’s election has flipped the world on its head. People on the right have suddenly embraced the Russian bear. Meanwhile, progressives have turned into neoconservative warmongers who put absolute […]

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 […]

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 […]