Tag Archives: state sovereignty

Iowa Nullifies the U.S. Supreme Court: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #122

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” When it comes to the legal system, Americans make a federal case out of almost everything. But a guy in Iowa took a different route. When Iowa police violated his rights, he didn’t run to the feds. He sued in state court under the Iowa Constitution. As a result, the […]

A Big Win at the Supreme Court: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #113

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” If you care about state sovereignty, the Tenth Amendment, or limiting the federal government, the Supreme Court just handed you a huge victory! (It was also a big win if you want to legally bet on sports.) In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the SCOTUS […]

The Evolution of Sovereignty in American Political Thought: States’ Rights

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series examining the evolution of American political thought as it relates to sovereignty in the political system. You can read part 1 HERE. In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, and continuing through the post-war era, Americans conceived and developed a revolutionary political idea. They came […]

Constitution 101: Was the Constitution Ratified By States or One American People?

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This is the third article in a series on basic constitutional principles. Was the Constitution ratified by the American people as “one nation” or was it ratified by the states? As pointed out in last week’s Constitution 101 post, the people stand as the sovereign in the system. So it was the people who ratified […]