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The Drug War Gets Personal: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 145

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Political activism can be pretty detached from our day-to-day lives. We fight for abstract principles like “liberty” and “limited government” and “constitutional principles.” But this week, it got really personal for me. A friend of mine was indicted on federal marijuana charges. He could face 10 years to life in […]

Smashing Some Nullification Myths: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #144

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” If you learned anything about nullification in school, it’s probably in relation to the Nullification Crisis of 1833. And if that’s that’s the case, you almost certainly learned several myths about nullification. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I give you an accurate historical overview of the events […]

Yes! All of These Undeclared Wars Are Illegal! Thoughts from Maharrey Head #143

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” People keep telling me that military intervention in Venezuela would be perfectly constitutional because of the War Powers Act. Newsflash — a congressional act does not amend the Constitution. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I give an overview of constitutional war powers and explain why undeclared wars […]

But Mike…It’s the Law! Thoughts from Maharrey Head 141

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by London police and will likely be extradited to the U.S. to face charges in connection with secret documents obtained by Chelsea Manning and published on the WikiLeaks website. These documents revealed government malfeasance. Nevertheless, people on both side of the political spectrum are […]

Debt, Deficits and Spending Out the Wazoo: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 140

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” The Trump administration set an all-time record monthly budget deficit of $234 billion in February. I’ve actually had some people try to convince me this is somehow Obama’s fault — which is absurd. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I dig down to the ugly truth. The federal […]

Sucky Strategy Sucks: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 139

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” For some libertarian purists, legislation is never good enough. If a bill doesn’t do absolutely everything that they want, they call it “watered down” and actively oppose it — even if it takes a small step forward for liberty. This is a sucky strategy and sucky strategies suck. In this […]

The Electoral College: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 138

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election revived the debate over the Electoral College. There’s a strong movement to do away with the system and replace it with a national popular vote. So, what’s the problem? In this Episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Electoral […]

The Death of the Limited Government Republicans: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 137

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” The limited government Republicans have gone the way of the anti-war left. They can’t be bothered with the Constitution because they are in control now. There are walls to build and liberty to impose. On this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. LISTEN Thoughts from Maharrey […]

Constitutional Tomfoolery: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #136

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” When it comes to the Constitution, most people want to have it both ways. They say the Constitution is important and should always be followed until it gets in the way of their political agenda. Then they engage in all kinds of mental gymnastics to justify unconstitutional actions they happen […]