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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Laugh Your Way to Political EnlightenmentPosted on September 04, 2002 | Type: In the News
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." The image of our government careening through our rights like a drunken teenager is funny, but too true. We owe this colorful image to P.J. O'Rourke.
Integrity Tops Political Virtues ListPosted on August 22, 2002 | Type: In the News
Researchers Offering Tips to Aid Voters
Competition Should Decide Paralegal IssuePosted on May 29, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: George Leef
In his 1776 book "The Wealth of Nations," Adam Smith remarked that when businessmen get together, their talk usually turns to means of stifling competition. With even more justice, Smith might have written, "lawyers." The legal profession makes all others look like amateurs when it comes to rigging the market.
The Healthy Families Program -- When Success Doesn't Really Mean SuccessPosted on January 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Mary Gifford
No issue elicits more intensity, passion and emotion, yet generates so little honest discussion, as the question of how to address child abuse and neglect. Statistics and statements used to justify government programs that would be examined, analyzed and scrutinized anywhere else are considered untouchable here.