What if the solution to Washington… wasn’t in Washington? The 50 states could be America’s secret weapon against an ever-expanding federal government. States can amend the constitution to demand fiscal responsibility in Washington, can request that federal regulation comply with local ordinances, and can form interstate compacts to better protect constitutional rights. The Goldwater Institute is providing a roadmap for states to reassert their power under the Tenth Amendment.
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Le Templar defends Arizona on KJZZPosted on August 13, 2010 | Type: Audio
A reporter with Harper's magazine wrote an article stating that to see what it would be like if the GOP ran Washington, one need only look to what is going on in Arizona. The Goldwater Institute's Le Templar went on KJZZ's Here and Now to take issue with that claim.
Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit Against Federal Health Care BillPosted on August 12, 2010 | Type: Press Release
Legal challenge seeks to protect health care freedom and preserve constitutional checks and balances
Coons v. Geithner (Federal Health Care Lawsuit)Posted on August 12, 2010 | Type: Case
On August 12, 2010 the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against President Obama's federal health care law. The lawsuit employs two unique arguments not used in any other case against national health care, in combination with the best arguments used in those cases.
Virginia Ruling on Federal Health Care Bill Bolsters Arizona ChallengesPosted on August 02, 2010 | Type: Press Release
Virginia will move forward with its lawsuit challenging federal health care reform after U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected the Obama administration’s attempt to simply dismiss the case out of hand. The judge’s ruling today reinforces Arizona’s various efforts to protect individuals from government-mandated health insurance, according to the Goldwater Institute.
Arizona hog-tied by federal mandatesPosted on May 18, 2010 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
Until recently, state and local government interaction with the federal government seemed to consist mostly of local and state officials asking D.C. for more money.