Archive | June, 2015

Podcast: Pushing Beyond the Confederate Flag Soundbites


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I try to push beyond the simple soundbites in the Confederate flag debate. After listening to the Confederate flag debate for several days, I was left feeling like neither “side” of the issue really captures the crux of the matter. One side screams racism. One side screams […]

133 Words or Less: Illogical Conclusions

secession petition

It is perfectly congruent to simultaneously support people’s right to do something and oppose their reasons for doing it. For instance, I can support the right of the southern secession, but emphatically reject slavery, even though it was undeniably a factor in the decision to leave the union. To assert, or even imply, that I […]

133 Words or Less: Anarchy on the Beach


I witnessed anarchy on the beach this afternoon. I saw about a dozen people playing some sort of ball game. It resembled baseball, but the players clearly made up some of the rules and agreed to them on their own. The most striking thing about the game was the total lack of a central authority […]

Tyranny: Smells Like Lemons

lemonade stand

Cops in Overton, Texas, shut down two little girls’ lemonade stand because they didn’t have the proper permit. According to KTRK TV, the kids were trying to earn money for so they could buy their dad a Father’s Day present. The girls’ mom summed the whole thing up perfectly. I think that’s ridiculous.” Anybody with […]

Podcast: Nullification, Slavery and Segregation; Not what You Think


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about nullification, slavery and segregation. Opponents of nullification love to slap down the race card as a way to discredit Madison and Jefferson’s principles without having to actually engage in an intellectual debate. They call us “neo-confederates” and imply that we must harbor racist motives. […]

133 Words or Less: Blowing Stuff Up


According to gatekeeper of acceptable opinion Nina Burleigh, of the people you know, I’m probably the one most likely to blow up a building. Why? Because I distrust the federal government and hold the extremist view that it should be limited. Nina thinks my views mirror those of Timothy McVeigh’s, ergo my latent homicidal tendencies. […]