Tag Archives: liberty

The Drug War Gets Personal: Thoughts from Maharrey Head 145


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Political activism can be pretty detached from our day-to-day lives. We fight for abstract principles like “liberty” and “limited government” and “constitutional principles.” But this week, it got really personal for me. A friend of mine was indicted on federal marijuana charges. He could face 10 years to life in […]

The Price of Liberty: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #117


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” A lot of people blame the Constitution for the continual expansion of the federal government. But this is kind of silly. It’s like blaming a contract when one party refuses to uphold it. If the other party doesn’t bother to enforce it, you can’t blame the contract. The real problem […]

133 Words or Less: Freedom when We Say So


A lot of Americans love freedom and liberty, until it means allowing somebody the freedom to do something they find offensive. During a recent Winter Haven, Fla. city commission meeting, Mayor John Rees had a man forcibly removed because he would not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The mayor first asked the man to […]

Independence: A Revolutionary Idea


Today, Americans celebrate America. We wave flags. We thank the troops. We shoot off fireworks. We march in parades.  And we talk about the greatness of America and her fight for independence. But the Fourth of July has come to mean something far deeper than a celebration of the birth of a “nation” to me. […]