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The Evolution of Sovereignty in American Political Thought: States’ Rights

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series examining the evolution of American political thought as it relates to sovereignty in the political system. You can read part 1 HERE. In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, and continuing through the post-war era, Americans conceived and developed a revolutionary political idea. They came […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #30: Gridlock Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the importance of conflict in government. Gridlock isn’t always a bad thing! People often complain about “gridlock” in government. But gridlock isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In the minds of America’s founders, government was meant to be adversarial and […]

Constitution 101: Was the Bill of Rights Meant to Apply to the States?

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Last week we began examining the Bill of Rights. This week we will address a specific question: was the Bill of Rights intended to apply to the state governments? Some people argue that it was. They concoct some interesting arguments based on “rules of construction” or approach it through various philosophies of rights and liberty […]