Tag Archives: foreign policy

Interview: The Cost of America’s Perpetual Wars

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I recently appeared on the Death to Tyrants podcast to talk about the astronomical price of America’s undeclared wars. We not only discussed the price tag of America’s military interventions since 2001, we also talked about the human cost and the loss of liberty inherent in perpetual warfare. From there, the conversation moved toward the […]

The Degeneracy of War: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #112

Sgt. Philip Fink calls in support during The Battle of Dong Xoai while assigned as an advisor to the 52nd Vietnamese Ranger Battalion. in 1965 (DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Steve Stibbens)

“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” James Madison warned that a country could not preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. The U.S. has been embroiled in war for decades. If you care about limited government and freedom, this should concern you deeply. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about […]

Hellfire Fury

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A song about the drone war.   Hear the predator drone Stare into the sun Hear the villagers groan When the predator comes Run! Hear the predator drone Stare into the sun Hear the villagers groan When the predator comes Run! Run! Run! Hellfire fury On my street My mom lost her mind My brother […]

Modern American Conservatives: A Different Brand of Progressive

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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 […]

War is the Ultimate in Collectivism

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Nothing riles up my conservative friends faster than suggesting maybe the U.S. should work a little harder to avoid war. The other day, I posted a video called What I learned by Friending Iranians on Facebook. It essentially makes the case that Iranians are regular people, just like you and me. One friend didn’t exactly […]

133 Words or Less: Thinking About ISIS

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So, I’ve been cyphering on some question about ISIS and how the U.S. should respond. I can’t find any easy answers. These ISIS people have to know that decapitation videos spark outrage and make U.S. military intervention more likely. In fact, it seems likely that they intend for the videos to do just that. They […]