Archive | August, 2015

Podcast: Hero of Liberty; Charles Langston and the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue


In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I tell the story of a hero for liberty and the rescue of a fugitive slave. Northern abolitionists who defied federal law to assist accused runaway slaves demonstrated the kind of courage we need today. They weren’t deterred by [insert horrible thing the feds will do here]. […]

The Moral Authority of the Mob


Does a mob have moral authority? No more than an individual. All things being equal, a group of people does not have the right to do anything that an individual can’t do. Let me explain by example. Say one of your neighbors – let’s call her Jill – falls seriously ill and can’t pay her […]