July 31, 2010 would have been Milton Friedman's 98th birthday. Now, more than ever, we need his vision. To honor the impact he has had on our society, and to help clarify his moral framework, for freedom and free enterprise, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii celebrated the Friedman Legacy for Freedom in partnership with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. (more)
An Ode to the Majority in our State Legislature
A song by founder Dick Rowland to our State Legislature. (more)
The History and Legacy of Memorial Day
Denis Edward O’Brien was attending seminary at St. John’s in Little Rock, Arkansas when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The events of December 7, 1941 moved him to join the Marine Corps at the tender age of 18. As he would later write, “It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.” ... (more)
Grassroot Institute Applauds Hawaii's Governor on Tax Vetoes
"Finally! It's about time someone in state government stood up for the taxpayer," said President Jamie Story of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii as she watched Governor Linda Lingle veto several tax bills from the State Legislature. (more)
More States Join GRIH Amicus Brief in Public Lands Case
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in support of Hawaii vs. Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the state's right to manage the public or ceded lands of Hawaii. (more)
Correcting historical revisionism and misconceptions promoted by the Akaka Bill.
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