Archive | April, 2015

Podcast: Don’t Fear the Feds


In episode 10 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why we shouldn’t fear the “big bad” federal government. In last week’s edition of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talked about the power of state refusal to cooperate with the federal government. It works, and provides us with a powerful tool to stop federal overreach […]

Podcast: The Power of Noncooperation


In Episode 9 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the power of state refusal to cooperate with the federal government, and how we can use it as a strategy to nullify unconstitutional federal acts and overreach. A Calvin and Hobbes comic strip inspired this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head. It vividly illustrates […]

War is the Ultimate in Collectivism


Nothing riles up my conservative friends faster than suggesting maybe the U.S. should work a little harder to avoid war. The other day, I posted a video called What I learned by Friending Iranians on Facebook. It essentially makes the case that Iranians are regular people, just like you and me. One friend didn’t exactly […]

Podcast: Jefferson and Madison’s Blueprint to Stop Unconstitutional Federal Acts


In episode #8 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I delve into some long forgotten history and talk about the blueprint Thomas Jefferson and James Madison gave us to stop unconstitutional federal overreach. In 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison penned the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, laying out the principles of nullification for the first time. […]

133 Words or Less: Egregious TSA Hypocrisy


The TSA recently fired two agents caught in a scheme to allow a male screener to grope “hot men.” According to NBC News, the male agent signaled a coworker when he spotted a guy he wanted to grope, then she would enter the sex of the passenger as female, triggering an anomaly requiring a groin […]

133 Words or Less: Foreign Policy Central Planning Fails Just Like Economic Central Planning


Centralized economic planning fails due to a knowledge problem. No individual, nor group of individuals, can command all of the information necessary to anticipate every possible outcome of a policy. The solution they conceive for one problem inevitably results in unintended consequences and unforeseen negative impacts that ripple through the economy. The American right generally […]

Podcast: My Personal Political Odyssey


In Episode #7 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I share a little about my own personal political odyssey. For most of my life, I did politics like most Americans. I focused almost all of my attention on national issues and political races. But in April 2009, everything began to change, and I came to realize […]

133 Words or Less: ‘Conservative’ Central Planners


I often see very little difference in the core political philosophies of the left and the right. The other day, a self-described conservative berated me for criticizing the Texas Enterprise Fund, a program that awards public money to private businesses in order to lure them to Texas. She couldn’t understand how I could oppose a […]

Podcast: Montana Governor Is Ignorant or a Liar


In episode 6 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about a governor who is either ignorant or a liar. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock claims that he will “fiercely defend the Second Amendment rights of our citizens.” But it’s pretty clear the governor doesn’t understand the Second Amendment, and he doesn’t mean what he says. […]