Archive | July, 2015

Podcast: How to Limit the Federal Government


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I tell you how we can limit federal power based on James Madison’s blueprint. The federal government exercises seemingly unlimited authority and inserts itself into virtually every area of our lives. But the feds were never meant to have this kind of power. As James Madison asserted […]

133 Words or Less: Gun Grabbers Teach Kids Violence is Wrong Using Violence

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An organization called The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence posted this meme. This organization seeks to “strengthen our gun laws.” So, if these people manage to make open carry illegal, and I do it anyway, what happens? Well, some guys with guns show up, take my gun and lock me in a cage. If I […]

133 Words or Less: Cyber Book Burning

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I’ve said since the whole Confederate flag controversy blew up that it’s just one small step from taking down flags and removing statues to full-blown censorship. Amazon took that step. The online retailer recently removed This Flag Never Goes Down, a non-fiction book about the Confederate battle flag by historian Michael Dreese. Being a nonfiction […]

No, Secession is Not Treason


Those seeking to erase Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy from the public sphere most often refer to the association with slavery and racism. I strongly condemn this movement to purge and censor. Tossing inconvenient or uncomfortable history down the proverbial memory hole smacks of Orwellian tyranny. Totalitarian regimes cleanse history. This rising […]

Constitution 101: Constitutional Interpretation – Living and Breathing is Dead


The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.” –James Wilson, Of the Study of Law in the United States, Circa, 1790 Many Americans today view the Constitution as a “living, breathing” document. By living and breathing, they mean the Constitution was written […]

Podcast: National Power: A Tool for Slavers


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain how centralized, national power institutionalized and perpetuated slavery in America. The recent controversy over the rebel flag and other Confederate symbols has propelled the issue of slavery into the spotlight. Conventional wisdom inextricably ties the idea of “state rights” to slavery.  Most Americans think southerners […]

Flag Burning – Symbolism Over Substance


A lot of people get really, really angry about burning the American flag. In fact, over the last few weeks, I’ve read numerous social media comments by people suggesting they would gladly subject flag burners to severe physical injury. Many threats involve kicking a certain part of the offender’s anatomy. The more rational commenters advocate […]

Black Churches Burning: Beware of False Narrative


Over the last few days, I’ve seen a number of stories in national media reporting on fires at black churches, predominantly in southern states. (Some reports include a fire at an Ohio church, but many don’t.) Graphics like this one push the narrative. In fact, many readers will draw their conclusions on the map alone. […]