Tag Archives: surveillance

So…You Have Nothing to Hide?

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Whenever I talk about government surveillance, there is always “that guy” who claims if I’m not doing anything illegal I shouldn’t be concerned about it. Well, I am concerned about it. I explain why in this short video. WATCH

A Government Right to Privacy? Thoughts from Maharrey Head #121

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Does the government have a “right to privacy?” Some cop thinks so. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why he’s full of crap. LISTEN You can subscribe to Thoughts from Maharrey Head for free on iTunes. Just click HERE. You can also listen on my YouTube channel HERE. SHOW […]

Interview: Defying the Surveillance State Locally

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I recently appeared on the Culture of Peace podcast hosted by Luke Tatum to talk about defying the surveillance state through local action. During the interview, I talked about how and why I started a local organization to bring oversight and transparency to surveillance in Lexington, Kentucky. I also explained how my efforts ended up getting […]

Fighting the Surveillance State in My Own Backyard – Interview on Scott Horton Show

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I recently appeared on the Scott Horton show to talk about the lawsuit the city of Lexington, Kentucky, filed against me over an open records request, and how local efforts can put a dent in the ever-expanding federal surveillance state. (more…)

So…You Have Nothing to Hide? Thoughts from Maharrey Head #114

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Whenever I talk about government surveillance, I always get people saying it doesn’t matter. After all, “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I challenge this ignorant mantra and explain exactly why we should care about surveillance. And […]

Mike Maharrey and Tom Woods Talk Surveillance and Local Activism

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Tom Woods interviewed me for episode 1030 of his podcast. We talked about my local efforts to confront the surveillance state here in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, the lawsuit the city filed against me because of my efforts and more generally the power of local activism. Tom and I started off the conversation talking […]

Decentralizing for Freedom: Radio Interview

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On June 23, I appeared on a Chattanooga, Tenn., radio show hosted by David Tullis to discuss how state and local action can move power away from Washington D.C. and ultimately lead to greater liberty. We opened the discussion talking about the Tennessee legislature’s failure to follow through and start the process of creating a […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #44: Big Brother and the Effects of the Surveillance State

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I share a personal story that demonstrates the very real impact of the surveillance state on everyday behavior. Since the Edward Snowden revelations, Americans have become much more aware of the ever-growing surveillance state. But they don’t really seem to care. Many […]

Spying: It Can Happen to Me; It Can Happen to You

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When I talk about NSA spying and mass warrantless surveillance, I’m pretty sure most people react something like this: yeah, it’s bad, but it doesn’t have any direct impact on me. I mean, why would the government ever bother to spy on me? Really, that’s for the bad guys, or the Muslims. It can’t happen […]

A Sad Truth: Most of You Love Your Police State

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The majority of you love your police state. You don’t mind local cops driving around in armored vehicles toting military grade weapons. You don’t mind bulk surveillance, databases full of location information on millions of Americans, or cameras peering down at them from every corner. You don’t even really mind cops shooting people in the […]