2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]

First Amendment vs Second Amendment Rights; Which Would You Choose?

A study performed byThe James Madison Institute surveyed people on, if they had a choice would they prefer their: First Amendment Rights or Second Amendment Rights. The study netted surprising results. Joining me to speak about these results is President and CEO of The James Madison Institute Bob McClure. Listen [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:53:40+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on First Amendment vs Second Amendment Rights; Which Would You Choose?

The James Madison Institute Highlights Importance of Fiscal Conservatism During Florida Thrift Week

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, along with Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet, signed a resolution declaring January 17-23, 2018 as “Florida Thrift Week.” Since 2012, when The James Madison Institute (JMI) first brought “Thrift Week” back to the state, this resolution has been signed to renew [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:25:11+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on The James Madison Institute Highlights Importance of Fiscal Conservatism During Florida Thrift Week

New JMI Report Lauds University of Florida’s Efforts to Promote Free Speech

A new report by The James Madison Institute’s Marshall Center for Educational Options finds that the entire Florida higher education system could be “very well positioned to meet the growing demand for intellectually-serious academic study at an affordable cost.” Entitled, “Free Expression and Intellectual Diversity: How Florida Universities Currently Measure [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:31:07+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on New JMI Report Lauds University of Florida’s Efforts to Promote Free Speech

STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI Report Lauds University of Florida’s Efforts to Promote Free Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2017 CONTACT: Shelby Hobbs shelby@sachsmedia.com (850) 377-1775 NEW JMI REPORT LAUDS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA’S EFFORTS TO PROMOTE FREE SPEECH TALLAHASSEE – A new report by The James Madison Institute’s Marshall Center for Educational Options finds that the entire Florida higher education system could be “very [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:30:55+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI Report Lauds University of Florida’s Efforts to Promote Free Speech

STATEMENT RELEASE: Misconceptions About Bill of Rights Remain Common Among Americans

For Immediate Release:  December 12, 2017 Contact: Shelby Hobbs shelby@sachsmedia.com (850) 222-1996 The James Madison Institute: Misconceptions About Bill of Rights Remain Common Among Americans   TALLAHASSEE – With Bill of Rights Day approaching, an organization dedicated to the principles laid out in that historic document and named for its author has [...]

By | 2018-05-03T16:39:55+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Statements|0 Comments

Dr. Bob McClure on WGN Radio in Chicago

Wall Street is up today, and so is Jon Najarian‘s spirits. Steve and Jon kicked around some of the biggest influencers on the day and who is already looking towards 2018. Dr. Bob McClure took a step back to when our Bill of Rights was created and reminded listeners about [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:33:27+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Dr. Bob McClure on WGN Radio in Chicago

2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

(download pdf) President's Message Over the past year, there has been no lack of debate, contention, or drama emanating from the corridors of Washington, D.C. Whether it was the high stakes effort to assure the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the tumultuous day-to-day of the Trump White House, [...]

By | 2018-09-11T16:08:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

The History and Legacy of the Gallant 54th Massachusetts Regiment

You don’t need to be a Civil War historian to admire the gallantry of the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.One of the first all-volunteer black regiments formed during the Civil War, it was the unit whose heroic exploits were depicted in the Oscar-winning movie “Glory,” which featured a stellar cast [...]

By | 2017-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The History and Legacy of the Gallant 54th Massachusetts Regiment