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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State constitutions not to be overlooked on Constitution DayPosted on September 17, 2009 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
On Constitution Day, it's all too easy to forget that the U.S. Constitution is not the only game in town. There are 50 others to be remembered. Despite our nation's limited government roots, nearly all state constitutions do a better job securing freedoms than the federal constitution.
50 Bright Stars: An Assessment of Each State's Constitutional Commitment to Limited GovernmentPosted on September 17, 2009 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Nick Dranias
In an era of burgeoning federal government power, state constitutions are full of untapped potential; many provide stronger protection of individual freedoms than does the federal constitution. But realizing that potential requires recognizing its existence and assessing which state constitutions offer the best opportunities for securing the principles of limited government. To that end, this report ranks each state in the United States according to its constitutional commitment to the principles of limited government from a classical liberal perspective.
Health Care HyperbolePosted on August 18, 2009 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick
Overzealous outbursts fade ObamaCare opponents' credibility.
Tom Patterson Explains Why Obama's Healthcare Plan Won't WorkPosted on July 26, 2009 | Type: Video
Goldwater Institute board chairman Dr. Tom Patterson appeared live on Channel 3 to talk about why President Obama's healthcare plan will actually make healthcare in the United States worse.
Arizona Poised to Strike Blow for FederalismPosted on July 02, 2009 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
In the old "Star Trek" series, the USS Enterprise would prepare for enemy attacks by raising its deflector shields. Two bills just passed by the Arizona Legislature can provide a similar defense against coming assaults from the federal regulatory juggernaut.