The U.S. Constitution and state constitutions guarantee certain rights. Too often, government violates those rights instead of protecting them. The Goldwater Institute is committed to constitutional rule of law and focuses on property rights, campaign finance, legislative terms, balance of power among levels of government, processes of judicial appointment, and state sovereignty, among others.
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The Pilgrims' failed experiment with communismPosted on November 24, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Byron Schlomach
When the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower, they set up a society in which no one could own property and everyone shared equally, no matter how much work they did. The result was misery and hunger. But when the governor allowed each man to plant and raise crops for his own household, something amazing happened.
Supreme Court agrees to hear federal health care lawsuitPosted on November 14, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case brought by more than two dozen states challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law. The core issue is whether the individual mandate to purchase government-prescribed health care is constitutional. The Court of Appeals ruled that it was unconstitutional.
In defense of anonymous speechPosted on November 08, 2011 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
As often happens during election season, the media has been up in arms about “secret funds” being spent by independent groups on messages meant to support or oppose candidates. They should get a grip
Ten Reasons Why Arizona Must Reject Health Insurance ExchangesPosted on November 04, 2011 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen
States will not be able to maintain any meaningful control or "flexibility" by establishing a health insurance exchange. Likewise, any state that establishes an exchange will be enforcing the individual mandate.
Appeals court sides with tattoo shop in fight with MesaPosted on November 04, 2011 | Type: In the News
The Mesa City Council denied two tattoo artists the constitutional protections of free speech by rejecting their efforts to open a business two years ago, the Arizona Court of Appeals said Thursday.