Tag Archives: Alexander Hamilton

The People, the Militia and the Second Amendment

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With the gun control debate back on the front-burner, a 2016 MarketWatch article asserting that. “The Second Amendment doesn’t give you the right to own a gun” is making the rounds across social media. The article perpetuates a fundamental misunderstanding of the Bill of Rights and demonstrates the danger of basing your constitutional expertise on […]

If You Want to Know the Constitution Don’t Call a Lawyer: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #107

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Do you want to learn about the Constitution? Don’t call a lawyer! In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why you can’t generally depend on lawyers to properly explain the Constitution. Hint: Almost all of them are federal supremacists. You can subscribe to Thoughts from Maharrey Head for free […]

Hillary’s “One Nation” B.S. – America Is Not One Nation and Never Was

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Politicians at the federal level always try to sell the United States as a singular nation. Hillary Clinton peddled this myth during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. When representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king. Some wanted to stick it to […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #54: What Is Necessary and Proper?

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” I this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the Constitution’s necessary and proper clause. Hint: it doesn’t mean anything and everything. Politicians and legal academics often call the necessary and proper clause the “elastic clause” because it supposedly expands the powers of the federal government. In fact, […]