Tag Archives: Tench Coxe

Constitutional Tomfoolery: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #136


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” When it comes to the Constitution, most people want to have it both ways. They say the Constitution is important and should always be followed until it gets in the way of their political agenda. Then they engage in all kinds of mental gymnastics to justify unconstitutional actions they happen […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #72: A Federal Government Beyond Its Authority


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” The federal government does not have the authority to do almost all of the things it does today. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about it. If you read what people actually wrote during the process of ratifying the Constitution, you will come away with an […]

Yo Feds, You Can’t Do That! — Tench Coxe on Federal Power


The federal government has no constitutional authority to do the vast majority of the things it does today. Of course, this truth runs counter to conventional wisdom and everything you learned in your high school government class. Suggest the feds shouldn’t formulate policies on marriage, healthcare, education or infrastructure, and you’ll get blank stares at […]