Archive | November, 2016

Yo Feds, You Can’t Do That! — Tench Coxe on Federal Power


The federal government has no constitutional authority to do the vast majority of the things it does today. Of course, this truth runs counter to conventional wisdom and everything you learned in your high school government class. Suggest the feds shouldn’t formulate policies on marriage, healthcare, education or infrastructure, and you’ll get blank stares at […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #71: Following the Constitution in the Trump Era


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Some people seem to think a Trump presidency means the federal government will be more faithful to the Constitution. Does it? In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. Several people I know have expressed optimism that a Trump presidency will mean fewer unconstitutional federal actions. […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #70: Post-Election Musings


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I do a little bit of post-election analysis. Campaign season has mercifully ended, and Americans have cast their votes. The Donald Trump victory surprised most, pleased some and threw others into a total meltdown. So what are the implications for the future, […]

133 Words or Less: The Left’s Chickens Come Home to Roost


Here’s my post-election prediction: the left will suddenly become very interested in limiting the power of the federal government. Expansive executive power was great when their guy was in charge. But in a few months, Donald J. Trump inherits all of that unconstitutional presidential authority. For years, I’ve preached the danger of ignoring Constitutional limits just […]

An Unconstitutional Act Is No Law at All


In a recent article, I made the case that the “gun people” need to steal a page out of the “weed people’s” playbook and take action to nullify unconstitutional federal gun laws. State, local and individual action has effectively nullified federal marijuana prohibition in half the country. Heck, they’ve even nullified it in the federal […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #69: Does Your Vote Matter to the Constitution?


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the upcoming presidential election and ponder the question: will any candidate do anything to preserve or restore the Constitution? Millions of Americans will head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for president of the United States. Many call […]