Uncle Sam’s Dependent: Why an Inventory of all Federal Funds is Needed in Iowa

John Hendrickson: Iowa must be prepared when Uncle Sam is no longer able to provide generous support to our state budget.

The Battle Over McNary-Haugen and Federal Agriculture Policy

President Coolidge’s opposition to McNary-Haugen demonstrated his consistence within his political philosophy and preferred policy preferences of a limited government.

Tax Reform in Iowa is Creating Economic Growth

John Hendrickson and Paul Bachman: It is imperative that the legislature work to continue lowering Iowa’s tax rates to create opportunities, economic growth, and make Iowa more competitive.

President Herbert Hoover’s American Exceptionalism

John Hendrickson: American exceptionalism was at the heart of President Herbert Hoover’s political philosophy.

Happy Constitution Day!

John Hendrickson: Federalism is a cornerstone of American constitutionalism and it also is a major part of the nation’s constitutional and political history.

Iowans Need Property Tax Relief

John Hendrickson: A property tax revenue limitation in Iowa’s code will help keep local government from growing “beyond what property owners and other taxpayers can afford.”

Remembering a Forgotten Champion of Labor

John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge valued American labor and the spirit of work and his policies led to job creation and economic expansion.

Guardians of the American Founding

John Hendrickson: In the end Coolidge and Reagan shared a similar conservative philosophy rooted in the principles of the American Founding.

Federalism and the Future of Constitutional Government

John Hendrickson: To restore traditional federalism, states, as well as the people, will have to repent of progressivism and return to the principles of the Constitution.

Calvin Coolidge and the Spirit of the American Founding

John Hendirckson: Calvin Coolidge’s commitment to the Constitution and the principles of the American Founding is also a vital lesson and warning for the nation to take to heart in our current era. 

Slow Spending In Iowa’s Constitution

John Hendrickson and Joseph Coletti: How can Iowa make sure its recent tax reform is fully implemented, including the adoption of fewer and lower tax rates in 2023? The only proven way to lower tax rates is with spending restraint.

Controlling State Government Spending in Iowa

John Hendrickson: Government spending is a concern to many Iowans. Individuals, families, and businesses across Iowa all follow a budget that is not guaranteed to increase every year, yet Iowa’s budget continues to grow. 

Does Government “Help” Prevent Growth?

John Hendrickson: If Iowa wants to increase economic growth, create more jobs and opportunities, and make our state more welcoming to businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers need to implement pro-growth fiscal policies.

Conservative Principles of Public Policy

John Hendrickson: When evaluating public policy conservatives need to consider fundamental principles that will preserve and defend limited government and economic liberty.

Two Cheers for Tax Reform in Iowa

John Hendrickson: The tax reform plan passed by the Iowa Legislature is absolutely a step in the right direction and it will help many families and businesses in Iowa, but it should be viewed as a starting point.

A Republic, If You Can Keep It: A Defense of the Electoral College

John Hendrickson: The Electoral College is fundamental to our constitutional system of limited government, federalism, equal representation, and separation of powers.