About

Welcome to the home of the original state organization of libertarians and for libertarians - representing freedom, peace, and opportunity.

Millions of Americans have voted for libertarian candidates in past elections throughout the country, despite the fact that many state governments place roadblocks in our path to keep our candidates off the ballot and deprive voters of a real choice.

Libertarians believe the answer to America's political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade as prescribed by America's founders.

LAMA is a member of the Association of Liberty State Parties.

  • What's New

    Massachusetts Libertarian Party March 5 Primary Results Are In

    The Massachusetts Libertarian Party regained major party status in 2022, on the strength of Cristina Crawford's 23.1% showing for Treasurer of the Commonwealth that year. As a major party, the MALP is entitled to place a nominee for President on the ballot in the November 2024 election, and is required to elect a state committee of up to one man and one woman from each senate district. 

    The results are in:

    Continue reading →
  • LAMA Rejects the Betrayal of Libertarian Values by the National LP

    It is a core principle of Libertarians to oppose the initiation of violence. That is why the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts has from our beginning been part of every anti-war movement. The dilution of our anti-war stance by the national LP, yesterday, is a betrayal of Libertarian values.

     

     

    Continue reading →
  • Register as a Libertarian

    Massachusetts voters now have the option to register as a Libertarian!

    With the success of LAMA candidate for Treasurer receiving more than 3% of the total vote, Libertarians have achieved major party status and are now listed as one of three part options. 

    To register or change your party affiliation, please visit Online Voter Application (state.ma.us)

    Continue reading →
  • LAMA Affiliate Meetings

    The Libertarian Association of Massachusetts is excited to announce the formation of regional affiliates in 2023. If you are interested in becoming involved with advancing liberty, please join one of the scheduled meetings. The affiliates will have monthly Zoom meetings and at least one meeting in person. Affiliates are open to all - you can attend one or all of the meetings to see which one you may be interested in joining.

    • Greater Boston - Inside 95
    • Metro West - 95 to 495
    • Worcester County - west of 495 and Worcester surrounding area
    • Cape Cod

    We are looking for volunteers to help us expand to other areas in the state. 

    For a schedule of all of our events, please see Events - LAMA (lpmass.org)

    To join LAMA, please visit Join - LAMA (lpmass.org)

    Continue reading →
  • See all posts
  • What's New

    Audit the Legislature

    Mass Auditor Diana DiZoglio is running a Ballot Initiative to make the Commonwealth's Legislature let her audit it. As her 2022 Libertarian opponent, I fully support this - and so should you.

    The lack of government transparency and accountability is a long standing issue in Massachusetts. An issue that not only plagues the executive branch: The Legislature of the Commonwealth - across both Senate and House of Representatives - is one of the worst offenders. Its reputation is tarnished by a long history of scandals, it has excused itself from both public record as well as open meeting laws, and it has at best a spotty practice on proper procedures and voting. Secrecy, attempts to keep the public in the dark about proposed legislation, rigged hearings, and hidden committee votes are common tactics used. This all has earned it the dubious honor of being one of the least transparent legislatures in the US.

    A recent example of the non-transparency and lack of due process in the Massachusetts legislature that some Libertarians may be aware of, can be found in the proceedings around the collection of anti-2nd Amendment measures moving through the House and Senate: The mechanizations documented by the Massachusetts Gun Owners' Action League (GOAL) demonstrate how the leadership in the legislature attempts to prevent public scrutiny and bias the debate.

    An important part of the checks and balances for the Massachusetts government is the ability of the Office of the Auditor to conduct audits with broad authority. And after a period of neglect under the previous leadership, we are now seeing a refreshing commitment to transparency and accountability from Diana DiZoglio, elected to the State Auditor's office in 2022. Her office has stepped up to conduct the first audit of the Commonwealth Legislature since 1922(!). She outlined her objective in a statement from her office:  "Taxpayers deserve more - they deserve the opportunity to weigh in on legislative, budgetary and regulatory matters that are important to them. Everyone should have equitable and transparent access to and information about all state-funded agencies, including the Legislature." As Libertarians we obviously agree with this.

    The Beacon Hill establishment of course is attempting to prevent this audit and refuses to consent. The AG, Andrea Joy Campbell, unsurprisingly sided with them and even went as far as blocking the Office of the Auditor's attempt to get a court review of the dispute. Finally, most of the Democratic Party establishment in the state appears to also be pushing back against this bid to increase transparency and accountability.

    The recourse chosen by the State Auditor is to pursue a clear mandate from the Massachusetts voters via a Ballot Initiative for “a law expressly authorizing the Auditor to audit the Legislature”. This is a bold but promising move that has already won the endorsement of DiZoglio's Republican opponent in the 2022 race, Anthony Amore. As the Libertarian contender for State Auditor in 2022, I concur with Diana DiZoglio and Anthony Amore. The Legislature needs to be audited and should not have the ability to unilaterally block that review.

    The initiative needs to collect 12,000 signatures by June 19 to make it onto the Ballot. I am joining that effort and will be collecting signatures to ensure the Ballot question gets in front of the Massachusetts voters this November. The State Committee of the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts endorsed the Ballot initiative in a Resolution adopted on May 8, 2024.  

    I call on all Libertarians and everyone who agrees with Diana DiZoglio that “No branch of government, especially the Legislature, should be above the law and exempt from accountability.” to join as well.

    You can sign up here to collect signatures.

    Continue reading →
  • Greater Boston Libertarians Discuss the Election of a New State Committee

    The monthly meeting of the Greater Boston Libertarian Meetup was held today at the Watertown Public Library. As the first post-primary meeting, the agenda focused on digesting the results of the March 5 primary election in which a new MALP state committee was elected.

    Continue reading →
  • The War on Cars comes to LAMA

    The MetroWest LAMA meeting on 1/13/2024 heard from Jay Beeber, fellow libertarian and Executive Director of the National Motorists Association to learn more about the threats to the liberty of the motoring public. You can watch the video of the Zoom recording below.

    Continue reading →
  • Chase Oliver campaigns in Massachusetts

    Chase Oliver, on his campaign for the Libertarian nomination for President, was hosted by students at Dean College in Franklin, MA today, where he made his pitch for the libertarian cause.

    Continue reading →
  • The Dangers of Overreaching Government: Lessons from History

    The concept of limited government is a cornerstone of classical liberalism and libertarian conservatism. It is based on the idea that government power should be limited to prevent the abuse of power and protect individual freedom. However, throughout history, governments have repeatedly overreached their power, leading to disastrous consequences. This article will explore the dangers of overreaching government and draw lessons from history to illustrate why limited government is crucial for a prosperous and free society.

    One of the main dangers of overreaching government is the potential for the abuse of power. When government has too much power, there is a risk that it will use that power to further its own interests or the interests of select groups, rather than acting in the best interests of the people it is supposed to serve. This can lead to corruption, injustice, and inequality, with those in positions of power using their authority to enrich themselves and their allies at the expense of everyone else.

    Continue reading →
  • See all posts
  • Contact