Tag Archives: Constitution

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 […]

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 […]