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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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  • Judiciary up for grabs in presidential election

    Posted on April 23, 2012 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Clint Bolick

    President Barack Obama has thrown down the gauntlet: if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down his precious health care law, he’ll make the courts an issue in the presidential campaign.

  • Truth Is Graver than Fiction

    Posted on February 02, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur

    Part one of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged ends in despair, as the oil fields of entrepreneur Ellis Wyatt burst into flames. Wyatt Oil, once a successful business that created jobs and launched an economic Renaissance in the western United States, had fallen victim to stifling taxes and government regulation. No longer willing to surrender to bureaucrats, Wyatt abandons his once-thriving business.

  • Nancy Reagan on Newt Gingrich, in context

    Posted on January 31, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel

    In 1995, the Goldwater Institute honored President Ronald Reagan. Speakers included his wife Nancy Reagan, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Senator Barry Goldwater.

  • What Is a Goldwater conservative?

    Posted on January 27, 2012 | Type: Audio

    As we approach Arizona’s Centennial, KJZZ-FM's Here and Now pays tribute to local legends who have helped shape the state’s identity. State Senate president Steve Pierce, Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and Nick Dranias of the Goldwater institute help us remember Barry Goldwater.

  • FEE Summer Seminars Accepting Applications

    Posted on January 20, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jon Gabriel

    Applications for the Foundation for Economic Education's Summer Seminars are now open. The Freedom University series in Atlanta, GA, is designed to introduce college students to Austrian economics, history, and current events. The Advanced Austrian seminar will take place at FEE's headquarters in Irvington, NY, and two high school seminars will be held in Salt Lake City, UT. This year we’ll also put on a new seminar for FEE alumni, Communicating Liberty, in Atlanta.

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