Archive | September, 2016

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #64: Presidential Powers


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the proper constitutional role and powers of the president. During the recent presidential debate, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talked extensively about what they plan to “do” if elected president. As I watched, it occurred to me that […]

The Evolution of Sovereignty in American Political Thought – Part 1


This is part 1 of a 2-part series examining the evolution of American political thought as it relates to sovereignty in the political system. When Americans talk about the Revolution, they generally mean the fight with the British. But there was a more fundamental revolution that began long before the first shot was fired and […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #63: Basic Economics – Why Centralization Never Works


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Ignorance of economics leads millions of Americans to embrace bad political policy. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I outline a few crucial basic economic principles you need to grasp so you don’t fall into politicians’ traps. Minimum wage laws, anti-price gouging laws, regulations and “free” healthcare¬† – […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #62: States’ Rights


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” We hear the term states’ rights thrown around a lot, but most people don’t really know what it means. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the concept of states’ rights and its importance in the American constitutional system. What do we mean when we use […]

Modern American Conservatives: A Different Brand of Progressive

Southern, Iraq (Apr. 2, 2003) -- U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Phiffer stands guard duty near a burning oil well in the Rumaylah Oil Fields in Southern Iraq.  Coalition forces have successfully secured the southern oil fields for the economic future of the Iraqi people and are in the process of extinguishing the burning wells that were set ablaze in the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson.  (RELEASED)

Modern conservatives constantly rail against left-wing collectivism and central planning. Well pot…meet kettle. Recently, Donald Trump suggested America should just “take the oil” out of Iraq. Now, anybody who values liberty should recoil at such a suggestion. After all, the oil doesn’t belong to America. Normal people call taking things from others theft. But in […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #61 – The Real American Revolution


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” We usually think of the American Revolution as the war with the British. But there was an even more fundamental revolution that began long before the first shot was fired – a revolution in political thought. I talk about it in this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head. In an […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #60: Strategy – Pretend D.C. Doesn’t Exist

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Do you really think Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will “save” America? Everybody focus all of their political energy on Washington D.C. This is a complete waste of time. In this Episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head I explain why and talk about a better strategy. Tis the season for […]