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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'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.
Washington Should Let Highway Dollars Make a U-turn and Head Home to StatesPosted on June 21, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Stephen Slivinski
The U.S. Congress has been deadlocked for about three years over re-authorizing the federal highway program. During that time, they have passed temporary extensions of the program. The ninth extension expires at the end of this month.
The Independent Payment Advisory Board: PPACA's Anti-Constitutional and Authoritarian Super-LegislaturePosted on June 14, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Diane Cohen
When a member of Congress introduces legislation, the Constitution requires that legislative proposal to secure the approval of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the president (unless Congress overrides a presidential veto) before it can become law. In all cases, either chamber of Congress may block it.
The States' Secret Weapon: Article VPosted on June 05, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Nick Dranias
State governments have a powerful—but often overlooked—weapon against the federal government’s overreach. With it, the states could have conceivably blocked passage of the Obama Administration’s healthcare law. That power is found in Article V of the U.S. Constitution, and enables states to seek constitutional amendments.