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The Degeneracy of War: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #112

Sgt. Philip Fink calls in support during The Battle of Dong Xoai while assigned as an advisor to the 52nd Vietnamese Ranger Battalion. in 1965 (DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Steve Stibbens)

“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” James Madison warned that a country could not preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. The U.S. has been embroiled in war for decades. If you care about limited government and freedom, this should concern you deeply. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about […]

The Power to Make War: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #110

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Under the Constitution, the president does not have the authority to launch offensive military actions. Not for 90 days. Not for 60 days. Not for one minute. And the War Powers Resolution of 1973 does not change that. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about presidential […]

Constitutionally, Trump’s Opinion on Afghanistan Shouldn’t Matter

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As a candidate, Pres. Trump called the war in Afghanistan “futile” and pledged to pull the U.S. out of the quagmire. But in a recent speech, the president announced a plan committed to extending and deepening U.S. military involvement in that country. Trump said he was now convinced “a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum for […]

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. […]

Question War

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The vast majority take a default position in defense of war. I find this bizarre. The other day, I posted this cartoon depicting a group of people dumping a cart full of weapons labeled “war” off a cliff on Facebook. The caption read, “How to make the world a better place.” Apparently, this constitutes a […]