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Good Trump Bad Trump: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #133


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Donald Trump was really, really awful this week. And Donald Trump was really, really good this week. In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the two sides of Trump and prove you can evaluate the actions of a president without getting caught up in a cult […]

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 […]

Burning My Nikes and Eating Chick-Fil-A: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #125

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I burn my Nikes and eat Chick-Fil-A. Or maybe not. But I do talk about the latest political brouhaha and share a little news you probably haven’t heard about that I think is much more significant. LISTEN You can subscribe to Thoughts from […]

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 […]

Question War

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The vast majority take a default position in defense of war. I find this bizarre. The other day, I posted this cartoon depicting a group of people dumping a cart full of weapons labeled “war” off a cliff on Facebook. The caption read, “How to make the world a better place.” Apparently, this constitutes a […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #24: Why Not War?


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I explain why I became a foreign policy non-interventionist. Not so long ago, I was an unapologetic war-monger. There wasn’t a war I didn’t support. Vietnam? Check. The invasion of Grenada? Check. Gulf War I? Check. The invasion of Iraq? Hell yes! […]

133 Words or Less: Terror as a Jobs Program


When you decimate a region’s economy with years of war, warrior becomes the only viable job option. Conventional wisdom holds religious ideology motivates ISIS fighters. Recent interviews by Lydia Wilson prove this an oversimplification. He was working as a laborer to support his huge family when he hurt his back and lost his job. It […]

War is the Ultimate in Collectivism


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 […]