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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 […]

Nullification Works! Even Drug Warriors Know It: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #135

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” During his confirmation hearing, U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr basically admitted nullification works. He called the current system with states legalizing weed despite federal prohibition “backdoor nullification.” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about Barr’s comments, the states’ success in nullifying federal prohibition and what […]

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 […]

Jeff Sessions Is Just Like Rachel Maddow: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #104

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t like nullification. He attacked the principles in recent statements about California’s sanctuary state policies. In doing so, he sounded just like Rachel Maddow. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. I compare the ideas of Maddow and Sessions (there’s […]

An Unconstitutional Act Is No Law at All

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In a recent article, I made the case that the “gun people” need to steal a page out of the “weed people’s” playbook and take action to nullify unconstitutional federal gun laws. State, local and individual action has effectively nullified federal marijuana prohibition in half the country. Heck, they’ve even nullified it in the federal […]

Gun People Need to Learn a Lesson from the Weed People

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Gun people talk tough. “They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.” But all the bluster disappears when talk turns to the Supreme Court and the possibility of an opinion that undermines the Second Amendment. The prospect of a Hillary Clinton Supreme Court nominee has turned millions of gun […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #57: Madison’s Blueprint to Stop the Feds

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain James Madison’s Blueprint for stopping overreaching federal power. What do we do when the federal government exceeds its authority? This was a question people asked even before the Constitution was ratified. It was a hotly debated topic. If the federal […]

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 […]