Archive | February, 2017

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 […]

Yes. Non-Citizens Have Rights

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Over the last week, I’ve heard several people say things like, “Non-citizens don’t have any rights in America.” Or a variation on the theme “Illegals don’t have rights in this country.” I find this mentality troubling on two levels. In the first place, it implies government gives people their rights. You only get ’em if […]

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,” […]