Arizona Capitol Times
Responding to a piece containing blatant falsehoods is often difficult – if you rebut each falsehood, you risk legitimizing nonsense.
That’s the challenge posed by the opinion piece in the March 16 edition of the Arizona Capitol Times, “Law enforcement not the place for political ideology,” written by Jim Clure, a representative of the government union known as PLEA (Phoenix Law Enforcement Association).
Clure’s piece is chock full of false and misleading statements about the Goldwater Institute. Nevertheless, a response is in order because it provides one more reason to reform government unions — even supposedly conservative government unions.
Contrary to Clure’s baseless claims, the Goldwater Institute strongly supports law enforcement, opposes sexual harassment, and has no position whatsoever on recreational marijuana use.