The Grand Canyon State


Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Arizona ... is a U.S. state located in the Southwestern United States. It is best known for its desert landscape, which includes cacti. Arizona is also known for its exceptionally hot summers and mild winters. Less well known is the pine-covered high country in the north-central portion of the state, which contrasts with the lower deserts of the state. ..."

Birthplace of

Barry Goldwater, Barry Morris Goldwater, in Phoenix, on 1 Jan 1909

Deathplace of

Barry Goldwater, in Paradise Valley, on 29 May 1998
David Nolan, in Tucson, on 21 Nov 2010

Conferences and Conventions

Freedom Summit, Freedom Summit 2004, in Phoenix, from 9 Oct to 10 Oct 2004
Freedom Summit, 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 ..."
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."
Educating Arizona, 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."