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The Constitution Is Just a Political Prop: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 150

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” This week’s episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head is a hard dose of reality. Both Republicans and Democrats claim to revere the Constitution. But do they? Really? I don’t think they do. In fact, I think the vast majority of politicians, including the current president, view the Constitution as nothing […]

What the Heck Happened to the Tea Party? Thoughts from Maharrey Head 148

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Remember the Tea Party? Remember what it was all about? It was about taxing, spending and the national debt. Today, the Trump administration is running up Obama-era budget deficits. And a lot of the same people who were holding signs at Tea Party rallies are now Trump supporters. What happened […]

Debunking the “One Nation” Myth: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 146

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Most Americans think July 4, 1776, birthed a nation. It’s didn’t. It actually birthed 13 independent nations that soon formed a union. The notion that Independence Day birthed a nation is part of a broader “one nation” myth advanced by the likes of Joseph Story and Abraham Lincoln, and perpetuated […]

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 […]

A Dose of Dumb: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #142

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” A video going around Facebook blames President Trump for lower tax refunds this year. The real problem is that people are dumb, and this video proves it. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I break down this ridiculous video and dig into what it reveals about American society. […]

But Mike…It’s the Law! Thoughts from Maharrey Head 141

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by London police and will likely be extradited to the U.S. to face charges in connection with secret documents obtained by Chelsea Manning and published on the WikiLeaks website. These documents revealed government malfeasance. Nevertheless, people on both side of the political spectrum are […]