Tag Archives: federal power

You Don’t Really Want to Limit Government Power, Do You?

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We often hear people on both sides of the political aisle complaining about the expansion of federal power. And yet, federal power constantly expands. Why? If everybody is worried about federal encroachment and overreach, why doesn’t anybody do anything to stop it? Why don’t more people insist on strict adherence to constitutional limits on federal […]

Constitution 101: The Preamble

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For many Americans, knowledge of the Constitution begins and ends with the preamble. A lot of you probably even memorized it at some point in school. I suppose you could laud the educational system for at least acknowledging the existence of America’s governing document. But unfortunately, all of the focus on the preamble has done […]

Why I Don’t Care All That Much About the Presidential Election

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“This is the most important election of our lifetime!” “If [insert candidate’s name here] wins the presidency, it could mean the end of the Republic!” “[Insert candidate’s name here] will shred the Constitution and trample our rights!” I’ve heard these kinds of statements over and over again since the beginning of this election cycle. And […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #57: Madison’s Blueprint to Stop the Feds

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain James Madison’s Blueprint for stopping overreaching federal power. What do we do when the federal government exceeds its authority? This was a question people asked even before the Constitution was ratified. It was a hotly debated topic. If the federal […]

Podcast: Don’t Fear the Feds

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In episode 10 of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why we shouldn’t fear the “big bad” federal government. In last week’s edition of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talked about the power of state refusal to cooperate with the federal government. It works, and provides us with a powerful tool to stop federal overreach […]