Archive | February, 2016

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #34: The Constitution and Federal Lands

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about what the Constitution has to say about federal land ownership and management. The recent standoff between the feds and ranchers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon thrust the issue of federal land ownership and control into 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 #33: Things I learned in Burns, Oregon

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I share some of the things I learned during my recent trip to Burns, Oregon, along with some personal thoughts and insights. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak in Burns, Oregon. I talked about unconstitutional federal actions and how […]

Supreme Court Hysteria

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In the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden and unexpected death, many on the right have gone into an absolute panic. There seems to be this sense that the very fabric of American constitutionalism could tear in half depending on whom Obama nominates to fill the newly created vacancy on the Court. It’s the “we […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #32: Your Right to Try; Nullifying FDA Rules

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk to Robert Scott Bell about Right to Try legislation nullifying some FDA rules. In the last couple of years, 24 states have passed “Right to Try Legislation” that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #31: Embracing Tyranny

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain how America has embraced the very tyranny the founding generation fought to reject. America’s founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free itself from British tyranny. Virtually every American knows this, but very few actually understand what it was […]

What Crime Did He Commit?

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Pete Santilli was one of the men arrested outside of Burns, Ore., last Tuesday. He faces a felony charge of conspiracy to impede federal officers. Santilli hosts an online talk radio show called the Pete Santilli Show. He joined the armed ranchers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Media reports described him as the groups […]