2005 Spr⁠i⁠ng Journal

By: The James Madison Institute / 2005



Message from the Publisher – J. Stanley Marshall
Cover Story
What’s a Think Tank Anyway? – J. Stanley Marshall

Opposing government encroachment on citizens’ rights.
The Role of the Judiciary in a Democratic Republic – Edwin Meese

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese argues for judicial restraint.

Devolving Power from Washington, DC to the States – Fred Barnes and Grover Norquist

Two observers from inside the Beltway examine federalism.

Morality and the Rule of Law – Kenneth L. Connor

All legislation necessarily reflects choices influenced by moral standards.

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution – Book Review by Peter Schorsch

Carol Belkin’s book examines the Founding Fathers’ accomplishments.

The Great Economic Expansion: How It Was Achieved and How It Can Be Maintained – James D. Gwartney

Prosperity is no accident. It’s a byproduct of prudent policy choices.

Building Social Capital – Marvin Olasky

Voluntary affiliations are vital for solving social problems.

Public Policy Toward Land Use: A Market-Oriented Approach for the 21st Century – Randall G. Holcombe

A market approach to land-use policy.

Florida’s Politicized Constitutional Amendment Process: An Overview – Susan MacManus

The state’s basic governing charter faces a multitude of changes.

Teacher Supply and Free Markets – Gary Landry

How teacher unions conspire to create a shortage of teachers.

What Your Professors Won’t Tell You: Why Diversity Stops at the Classroom Door – Katherine A. Kersten

Educational conformity reigns in higher education.

The Good Son – Ray Wisher

A young witness’s steadfastness insprires a veteran cop.