Tag Archives: 14th Amendment

Conceal Carry Reciprocity and the Constitution: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #118

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” A lot of people are pushing for Congress to mandate conceal carry reciprocity. It may sound like a great idea, but there are some serious constitutional issues. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I focus specifically on the idea that the “full faith and credit” clause authorizes Congress […]

Libertarian Centralizers Endanger Liberty with Governopoly

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The libertarian centralizers are at it again, federalizing an issue that should remain a local concern. This time, it revolves around hair washing. Yes, some liberty-minded folks among us want to federalize shampooing hair. The Tennessee state cosmetology board maintains ridiculous occupational licensing rules for people who want to earn a living washing hair in […]

Constitution 101: The Incorporation Doctrine and the Bill of Rights


In my last Constitution 101 post, I established that the Bill of Rights was not originally intended to apply to the states. But lawyers and other supporters of federal courts policing rights at the state and local level will point to the 14th Amendment. They argue that it “incorporates” the Bill of Rights and applies […]