Archive | July, 2016

Hillary’s “One Nation” B.S. – America Is Not One Nation and Never Was

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Politicians at the federal level always try to sell the United States as a singular nation. Hillary Clinton peddled this myth during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. When representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king. Some wanted to stick it to […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #55: Is the Federal Government Supreme?

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Constitution’s supremacy clause. Whenever I talk about a state taking action to limit federal overreach, some political hack inevitably screams, “Supremacy Clause!” at me. Federal supremacists use this particular constitutional clause as a billy club to end all […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #54: What Is Necessary and Proper?

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Constitution’s necessary and proper clause. Hint: it doesn’t mean anything and everything. Politicians and legal academics often call the necessary and proper clause the “elastic clause” because it supposedly expands the powers of the federal government. In fact, […]

Partisan Electoral Politics Is Dumb

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Today’s political outrage revolves around allegations that Melania Trump plagiarized part of a Michelle Obama speech. A passage from Melania’s speech in Cleveland was nearly a verbatim rehash of part of Michelle’s 2008 DNC speech. A friend of mine condescendingly noted that Trump supporters wouldn’t care. Of course, he’s right. They don’t care. No more […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #53: Police Violence in America

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about how the federal government bears much of the responsibility for the explosion in police violence in America. In the wake of the most recent officer involved shootings a few weeks ago, some progressives have called for the federal government […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head Bonus Episode: Nullification – The Solution for What Ails Us

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this bonus episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain nullification and how we can use it today to roll back federal overreach. I often sum up the work of the Tenth Amendment Center in a single sentence; follow the Constitution, every issue, every time, no exceptions and no […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #52: The Declaration of Independence

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Declaration of Independence and secession. The recent Brexit vote has a lot of people talking about the idea of secession. Americans by-and-large have this strange, incongruous view of the idea. On the one hand, they celebrate secession every […]