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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Healthcare Freedom Act: More Important than EverPosted on August 16, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Clint Bolick
Several states have added a Health Care Freedom Act to their constitutions, with several more states contemplating doing so through voter measures on the November 2012 ballot. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, the adoption and deployment of the Health Care Freedom Act will be a vitally important tool in protecting individual autonomy.
Showdown at the Red Tape CorralPosted on July 31, 2012 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Nick Dranias
In a showdown between the Obama administration and the town made famous by the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the U.S. Forest Service is refusing to allow historic Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its municipal water supply after it was destroyed by torrential floods and mudslides in the summer of 2011.
The Next Case Against Obama's Health Care LawPosted on July 11, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
The Goldwater Institute has long opposed the federal health care law as constitutionally questionable and a governmental intrusion on individual freedom. Nick Dranias, director of Goldwater's Center for Constitutional Government, was interviewed on Arizona Week.
'Fight for Liberty Requires Eternal Vigilance'Posted on June 28, 2012 | Type: Press Release | Author: Darcy Olsen
At the time of this writing, only a few hours have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its calamitous decision upholding the bulk of the federal health care law. I share in your disappointment, surprise and frustration.
With Wild West Spirit, Tombstone Fights for its WaterPosted on June 23, 2012 | Type: In the News
Tombstone’s water system is as old as the city itself, and most of the parts that are functioning, which are few, were damaged last year by rocks and trees dragged downhill by runoff from the summer monsoons. The city set out to repair the system’s connections to three of the 25 springs to which it claims to have a right; connections to the other springs are inoperable or nonexistent.