, Barry Morris Goldwater, in Phoenix, on 2 Jan 1909
, in Paradise Valley, on 29 May 1998
, in Flagstaff, on 13 May 1986
, in Tucson, on 21 Nov 2010
Conferences and Conventions
, Freedom Summit 2004, in Phoenix, from 9 Oct to 10 Oct 2004
, AZ Freedom Summit 2005, in Phoenix, from 11 Nov to 13 Nov 2005
Measures of Freedom
Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Arizona | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 14, fiscal policy rank: 16, regulatory policy rank: 20, personal freedom rank: 14, economic freedom rank: 23
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers
, Libertarian Party News
, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 359
Arizona GOP candidate switches to LP
, Libertarian Party News
, May 1998
"A Republican candidate for governor in Arizona has publicly resigned from that party and re-registered as a Libertarian -- after accusing the GOP of no longer standing 'for personal freedom.' ... Tom Rawles, a former Maricopa County supervisor, said he was ending his campaign for the GOP nomination for governor ..."
Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?
, by Sheldon Richman
, 30 Jul 2014
Discusses the extension of border patrol activities in the United States well beyond (100 miles) the traditional country and coastline limits
"The harassment has prompted people around Arivaca, Arizona, 25 miles from the Mexican border, to demand that a local checkpoint be removed. According to Miller, people 'were fed up with the obligatory stop between their small town and the dentist or the nearest bookstore. They were tired of Homeland Security agents scrutinizing their children on their way to school. So they began to organize. ... At the beginning of 2014, small groups from People Helping People in the Border Zone — the name of their organization — started monitoring the checkpoint several days a week.'"
David and His Goliaths
, by Karen De Coster, Mises Daily
, 2 Dec 2002
"David is a remarkably diligent businessman from Mesa, Arizona, and his Goliaths are the many arms of the State. David made an enemy of the State because he dared to legally push the boundaries of the police state. He did so during a crusade aimed at the prevention of further regime encroachment into the lives of others."
Drug War Dementia
, by James Bovard
, Future of Freedom
, Nov 1996
Details various police, military and school actions and legislation in the government's war on users of certain banned substances, and the generally unrecognized side effects of these policies
"In 1986, ... state and federal narcotics agents swept into Jerome, Arizona, a small ... town with 460 residents. The New York Times noted: "To law-enforcement officials, Jerome had become a 'hippie' redoubt ... where dropouts ... from the counterculture of the 1960s had taken over the local government, established their own rules and officially tolerated the production of marijuana in the nearby hills." One resident complained: "To bring 100 policemen into a small town at 5 o'clock in the morning, dragging women and children out of bed, scaring them half to death, to get 9 or 10 pounds of marijuana, is asinine.""
, by Michael W. Lynch, Reason
, Jul 1997
"The education establishment has long championed policies to lower teacher-to-student ratios. But when the Arizona legislature came up with a plan that may accomplish just that, the Arizona Education Association, the state's largest teachers' union, didn't applaud--it threatened to sue."
Libertarian Voters and the Libertarian Party
, by David Boaz
, 23 May 2008
Discusses the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate nominees, the views of libertarian-leaning voters and the prospects for the LP
"My "none of the above hypothesis" seemed to be disproved by results from an over-sample in Arizona. There, 15 percent of our Internet sample gave libertarian answers to our three questions. And of those, 7 percent said they had voted for the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, and 23 percent had voted for the Libertarian candidate for governor. Of the total sample, 57 percent of the votes for the Libertarian Senate candidate came from libertarian voters, and 68 percent of the votes for the Libertarian candidate for governor came from libertarians."