Why is the Goldwater Institute so quiet in regards to Maricopa County government? What are they scared of? Are they giving up their status as a libertarian watchdog of government?I find myself asking the same questions. It does appear that the Goldwater Institute has chosen not to be the libertarian watchdog of government that they claim to be. But then again, calling the Goldwater Institute libertarian is a bit of a stretch considering they have never taken on a liberal cause, only conservative causes.