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100 Ideas for 100 Days 2008

November 13, 2014

Like the U.S. Constitution, the Arizona Constitution clearly states the purpose and scope of government. The primacy of individual rights and its corollary, a government of strictly limited and defined powers, is established in the opening declaration:

A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government. Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights. The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny others retained by the people.

As the branch of government explicitly charged with lawmaking, the legislature has the potential to be the greatest guardian of constitutionally enshrined liberties. To that end, the Goldwater Institute presents 100 ideas—one idea to consider for each day of the legislative session (and a few more for good measure)to protect and advance individual rights.

Read it here: 100 Ideas for 100 days

 

 

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