Mike Maharrey

Michael Maharrey serves as the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center,  and the executive director for OffNow.

Hailing from Lexington, Ky., he’s extremely proud that his home state originated the Principles of ’98, laying the groundwork for state nullification of unconstitutional acts.

Michael is the author of three books. Our Last Hope – Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty, makes the  historical, philosophical and moral case for nullification. Smashing Myths: Understanding Madison’s Notes on Nullification digs deep into James Madison’s views on nullification, focusing on his writing’s later in life. Finally, Michael joined Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin in penning Nullification Objections: Dismantling the Opposition, a book that takes apart the common objections to nullification one at a time.

Michael earned a degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. As a non-traditional student, he won several academic awards and was a member of the school’s ethics bowl team that placed eighth in the nation. Mike played for the USF ice hockey team at the ripe old age of 40, earning American Collegiate Hockey Association Academic All-American honors.  He also holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Along with his formal schooling, he’s had the opportunity to associate with and study under some of the top academics in constitutional history and our founding principles.

Michael speaks at events across the United States, and frequently appears as a guest on local, national and international radio shows advancing constitutional fidelity and liberty through decentralization.

As a working journalist, Michael has written and reported for several newspapers, including the St. Petersburg Times and the Kentucky Gazette, covering local and state politics, and sports. Mike won a pair of 2009 Kentucky Press Association awards while serving as the sports editor for the Woodford Sun in 2009. He also worked  for a local television news outlet writing web content for the station’s award-winning website.

Michael is married to his beautiful wife Cynthia, and has two teenage daughters and a son. Although a native Kentuckian, he spent much of his adult life in Florida and considers the Sunshine state his adopted home. In his spare time, he still plays ice hockey and is equally passionate about defending the Constitution and his crease.

Contact Michael at michael.maharrey@tenthamendmentcenter.com
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Compiled Works of Mike Maharrey

A bill introduced in the Utah legislature would build on the state’s Legal Tender Act, creating a foundation for further action to encourage the use of gold and silver as money, and take another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

Following is testimony I offered before the Alaska Senate Health and Social Services Committee in support of “Right to Try” legislation

In the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden and unexpected death, many on the right have gone into an absolute panic.

Thomas Jefferson observed, “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed"

Most Americans believe a Supreme Court opinion automatically makes a given federal action constitutional, even though they have no clue about the actual constitutional issues involved.

Would the proposed Constitution create the limited federal government promised?

Limited sales of recreational marijuana begin in Oregon today, representing another major step toward nullifying the federal ban on cannabis in practice in the Beaver State.

No. This is not the opening sentence of an Onion article. This actually happened.

When states take action that defies the feds, people will eventually get on board.

Did you know Kentucky state law bans marriage between first cousins?

The consequences? “War between the states,” leading to standing armies and an accompanying loss of liberty.

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