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The U.S. Constitution and state constitutions guarantee certain rights. Too often, government violates those rights instead of protecting them. The Goldwater Institute is committed to constitutional rule of law and focuses on property rights, campaign finance, legislative terms, balance of power among levels of government, processes of judicial appointment, and state sovereignty, among others.

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  • 2004 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's Forty-sixth Legislature, Second Regular Session

    Posted on October 25, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Satya Thallam

    Sen. Barry Goldwater best articulated his legislative mission when he said, "if I should be attacked for neglecting my constituents 'interests,' I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty"

  • 2004 Legislative Report Card Released and Launch of Online Score Look-up

    Posted on October 25, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-The Goldwater Institute today released its second annual Legislative Report Card, a comprehensive analysis of the voting records of all Arizona legislators. The report card assigns a letter grade to each legislator based on how well their votes advanced economic freedom, personal responsibility, and constitutional government.

  • Let's Dodge This Bullet

    Posted on October 17, 2004 | Type: In the News

    Buried under the ground in Waxahachie, Texas, sits the world's most expensive mushroom farm. The miles of abandoned concrete tunnels that were to be an economic engine now grow edible fungus. Numerous states, including Arizona, heavily courted the project, but Texas "won" and billions of dollars were poured into the so-called supercollider. Instead of putting Texas on the map as a leader in cutting-edge technology, Texas now claims the honor of hosting one very expensive mushroom farm.

  • How the Arizona Constitution Protects Taxpayers: The Importance of Safeguarding Article IX

    Posted on October 12, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Vicki Alger

    In 1965, the University of Florida football team faced a potentially devastating enemy-dehydration. University doctors set out to make a drink that would keep the team hydrated and winning. The product they made is now known the world over as Gatorade. Not only did Gatorade energize dehydrated football players, but once licensed to a soft drink company, it reaped handsome profits for the University of Florida and sparked an ongoing race for universities to discover more profitable products.

  • Goldwater Institute Releases The Reagan Vision

    Posted on October 01, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    Authors Brad Lips and Dan Lips will host a book signing and cocktail hour at the Goldwater Institute tonight at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of their new book, The Reagan Vision: How You Can Revive the Reagan Revolution.

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