The states are powerful enough to stand up to the federal government when it violates citizens’ rights. Learn how we can better leverage the power of states.
The Health Care Freedom Act will appear as a proposed constitutional amendment on Arizona’s 2010 election ballot, and similar measures are under consideration in more than 30 other states. With the possibility that Congress will enact some sort of national health insurance legislation, questions are being raised about the scope of the Health Care Freedom Act and its effect should a federal bill become law. Clint Bolick, who helped to author the Health Care Freedom Act, answers frequently asked questions.
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick went on NPR to explain how 2010 offers states a chance to protect themselves from government-run health care.
The day after the Senate voted to start debate on Senator Harry Reid's health care bill, the Goldwater Institute's Tom Patterson went on Channel 3 to talk about the vote.
In 2006, long before there was an Obama administration determined to impose a command-and-control federal health-care system, a young orthopedic surgeon walked into the Goldwater Institute here with an idea. The institute, America's most potent advocate of limited government, embraced Eric Novack's idea for protecting Arizonans from health-care coercion. In 2008, Arizonans voted on Novack's proposed amendment to the state's Constitution:
By possibly taking the public option off the table, Democrats who favor nationalized health care have acknowledged that their opponents are winning the public relations debate. Massive grassroots demonstrations against ObamaCare seem to be turning the tide. This should remain true--so long as opponents maintain their credibility with the public. But credibility may be endangered by overzealous advocates who are willing to trade facts for rhetorical flourishes.
Goldwater Institute board chairman Tom Patterson appeared on KAET's Horizon for a discussion with state representative Kyrsten Sinema on health care reform.
Even those who oppose decriminalization of marijuana, even for limited purposes, have reason to applaud the U.S. Department of Justice’s new policy on marijuana prosecutions for its consistency with principles of federalism.
The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades made another appearance on Channel 12's Sunday Square Off to discuss, among other topics, CityNorth and the state budget.
Phoenix--Today is Constitution Day and to celebrate the Goldwater Institute released a first-of-its-kind report that ranks each state constitution based on its current commitment to the Founders' vision of limited government.