Author: Kenny Kelly
The Libertarian Party held its biggest non-presidential national convention in 2018 in New Orleans days before the Fourth of July holiday. The elections were intense, the fundraising skyrocketed, liberty was in the air, and fun was abundant.
The convention had a good start with a march of the fallen veterans led by Iraq War veteran and libertarian lion Adam Kokesh, protesting the corruption of the VA system. A memorial for the late Dr. Marc Allan Feldman was held - he was THAT libertarian.
When a parent or teacher asked you as a child "what do you want to be when you grow up?" you may have responded doctor, police man, or musician. Or possibly a movie star, zoo keeper, or professional athlete. Some children perhaps, if they see entrepreneurs in their family, might respond "I want to start my own business doing XYZ." Regardless of the occupation described, I'd expect there to be equal parts imagination and hope guiding your dream and those of your childhood peers.
However, I suspect that the answer to the traditional, coming-of-age question is almost never an enthusiastic, "Someday I will apply for and receive my business license, and then I'll seek an amendment to my local zoning ordinances so that my dream really can take off!"
Libertarian Party of Massachusetts statement on amendment #1147 to S.4 05/24/2018
The Libertarian Party believes that every citizen has the right to associate with whomever they choose, regardless of where that person is born. That millions of Americans have chosen to do so attests to the fundamental value of freedom of association.