Sovereignty

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 22, 2017) – Last week, the Louisiana House passed a bill that would effectively prohibit so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to help enforce some federal immigration laws. Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) is the sponsor of House Bill 676 (HB676). The legislation would ban state agencies and political subdivisions from enacting or…

In the New York Times, Greg Weiner (Assumption College Political Science/Liberty Law Blog): Impeachment’s Political Heart. From the core of the argument: Our tendency to read the impeachment power in an overly legalistic way, which is ratified by 230 years of excessive timidity about its use, obscures the political rather than juridical nature of the…

Last week, I had the opportunity to appear on the Jason Stapleton Program to talk about efforts to get the Texas Bullion Depository up and running. We also talked more generally about the importance of sound money and how state actions can set the stage to nullify the fed. WATCH: Earlier this month, the Texas…

In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the “provide for for the common defense” clause in the Constitution. Progressives have long used “general welfare” as an “anything and everything” clause to justify all kinds of unconstitutional overreach, from federal meddling in education to national healthcare. The right generally scoffs at this…

AUGUSTA, Maine (May 17, 2017) – The Maine legislature came together in a rare display of bipartisanship to kill a bill that would have reformed the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The legislation also took on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.…