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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Decked out in federally-provided body armor, automatic weapons and armored vehicles, America’s local police look more and more like soldiers heading off to war than cops patrolling neighborhood streets.

Hamilton spends the bulk of the Federalist #7 addressing the first source of conflict he identifies – territorial disputes.

Hamilton insists that the individual states, or even several confederacies, cannot possibly peacefully coexist.

In a recent op-ed, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal enthusiastically embraced James Madison’s blueprint to deal with overreaching EPA regulations recently unveiled by the Obama administration.

In Federalist #5, John Jay returns to a theme he introduced in Federalist #2 – the inadequacy and disadvantages of separate confederacies.

On Saturday, four state laws went into effect that nullify specific federal acts in practice, along with two others that went on the books placing significant roadblocks in the way of some federal programs.

An organization called The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence posted this meme.

At the time of the founding, the federal government did very little in comparison to what it does today.

John Jay continues his discussion on the importance of maintaining a strong union in order to protect America from foreign aggression in Federalist #4.

It’s time to kill this idea of a living breathing Constitution before it kills the Constitution.

Jay asserts that Americans united under a strong national government will enjoy a greater degree of safety from foreign hostilities.

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