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Massachusetts Liberty The Newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts April 2001 Libertarians Celebrate Party Growth Over two hundred and thirty Libertarian ing that she was consid- activists and supporters turned out for ering a run for governor this year’s Libertarian Party of Massa- in 2002. Following up on chusetts State Convention. Attendees this story camera crews were treated to a strong lineup of speak- from a number of chan- ers featuring internet privacy and nels including NECN encryption expert Philip Zimmermann and WB 56 showed up to and Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. In cover her speech. turn they responded by donating over ﬁfty two thousand dollars to help grow Ms. Howell’s speech sug- the party in the coming year, by far an gested the best way to LPMA record. elect Libertarians was to eschew gradual change The focus of the convention in this non- and propose bold initia- election year was education and enter- tives. She said big gov- tainment. In addition to the speakers, ernment programs like local activists held a variety of informa- welfare, public schools, tional “break out” sessions covering top- and the Big Dig simply ics such as running for local office, made things worse for home schooling, and social security Libertarian Candidates to the people they were Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby encourages to the voters. address issues which are important reform. intended to help. “Big government programs create new prob- small government, he is a true libertari- Carla Howell Sets Tone lems. They divert our capital and efforts an.” However, she said she supports away from other more worthy endeav- bold initiatives such as ending the Carla Howell gave the key note address, ors,” she said. income tax, ending the drug war, and and the media was out in force. Earlier repealing gun control laws. She felt her in the week, email had been sent to a Howell clearly stated, “Whether gradual success in the last campaign was attrib- list of Carla Howell supporters indicat- or bold, so long as someone supports (continued on page four) Libertarian Ofﬁce Holders Richard and Ilana Freedman This is the second of a two part interview with This is part two of a two part interview with the Ilana and Richard Freedman. Freedmans. This month we will discuss their expe- riences serving in ofﬁce in Billerica. Ilana and Richard Freedman are two of the Lib- ertarian Party’s most visible activists. Richard Massachusetts Liberty: Tell us about your Freedman has a long history of running for ofﬁce run for the planning board in Billerica. including bids for State Representative and the School Board in Newton. He also is one of the Ilana Freedman: Billerica is an extraor- party’s most proliﬁc letter writers having had let- dinary community when it comes to get- ters to the editor published in the Boston Globe, ting everyone involved in the political Boston Herald, and numerous local papers. He process. They publish all the openings on now serves as town meeting member in Billerica. all of the town committees. They make sure that anyone who wants to get This year Ilana Freedman set the standard for involved in town government knows how. Libertarian State House candidates by polling over 25% of the vote in her run for State Senate. This included over 42% of the vote in her home When I ran for the planning board in Bil- town of Billerica. Ilana also serves as a town lerica, we had been living in town for two meeting member in Billerica and serves on a Ilana and Richard Freedman months. We discovered that there was number of town committees. (continued on page fourteen) letter from the chair Now that was a convention! Meanwhile, as the Republican leader- ship tries to skip town before the body If you didn’t see the state convention gets cold, we can take advantage of this year, you missed out on a unique their folly. Massachusetts experience. Liberty We will strive to do what they have not: Our convention this year was so electri- emphasize local campaigns and local April 2001 fying that it was hard to believe that ofﬁceholders as a way of building our this was an odd-numbered year. Not “farm team” and of making our voices Editor only were the speakers top-notch but heard. the excitement in the crowd was palpa- Elias Israel Peter C. Schoaff ble throughout the day. In 2002, we will strive to run as many Contributing legislative candidates as possible and to leave Editors Television reporters from WB56 and New Eng- as few Democrats and Republicans unopposed land Cable News were both there, and they as possible. Kay Pirrello both did very flattering reports. So did The Christine Schoaff Boston Globe and the Associated Press. And we will show the voters and media that what we have been saying all along is true: the Contributors Not only that, but speaker Tom LaRoche, board Libertarian Party is emerging as the new major Laura El-Azem member for the Gun Owners’ Action League party in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Carla Howell and host of the weekly radio show “The GOAL Elias Israel Line”, ﬁnished his speech on gun rights and Already, the numbers tell the tale: Of all of the Doug Krick joined the Libertarian Party right on the spot. people anywhere in the country who regis- tered Libertarian in the last two years, one of Edward McCormick We had breakout sessions on the Libertarian ﬁve of them lives in Massachusetts. Muni Savyon Party platform, how to run for ofﬁce, how to Jim Sullivan protect your privacy on the Internet, how to Of all of the people who voted Libertarian in communicate Libertarian ideas, and more. the 2000 elections, one in ten of them live in Massachusetts. Mailing Address Carla Howell created a buzz on the convention Mass. Liberty Editor ﬂoor and in the press by asking convention We told the convention attendees what their Post Ofﬁce Box 2610, attendees if she should run for Governor in contributions would bring: Boston, MA 02208 2002! E-Mail Address 40+ Libertarian candidates this year But that’s only the beginning. Because at the email@example.com dinner banquet, Michael Cloud announced our 1,500 dues-paying members this year intention to run forty or more local candi- Next Deadline dates this year, increase our registrations to 21,000 registered Libertarians this year April 9, 2001 21,000, and increase our paid membership to 1,500! When they understood what it would mean, Massachusetts Liberty is the ofﬁcial they cheered and contributed more than newsletter of the Libertarian $52,565 to move this project forward! Party of Massachusetts, a state GOP = “Get Out and Push” But I need your help. If you can run for ofﬁce afﬁliate of the Libertarian Party this year, call Kay Pirrello at 978-828-1538 and But not only can we do it, we absolutely must. of the United States. It has become fashionable to deride the Repub- ask her for the information you’ll need to get licans in Massachusetts, because they have started. Massachusetts Liberty is published grown so weak. And it’s true; they have com- twelve times a year. Subscrip- If you can form a town committee, call Kay for pletely failed to keep what should have been a tions are $15 per year. vibrant party growing and they have left us an that information, too. Send changes of address, sub- unbelievable opportunity. If you can support a candidate or a local com- scription requests, and materi- The Massachusetts GOP is handing us a mittee, call Kay to volunteer. als for publication to Massachu- tremendous opportunity, because they have setts Liberty’s e-mail address or failed to run local candidates, failed to do We are – without a doubt – well on our way to mailing address. All submis- enough fundraising, failed in virtually every way building the real political party of the 21st Cen- sions are subject to editing. to differentiate themselves from the Democ- tury. rats, and failed to recognize and react to the Deadline is the ninth day of problems. The Republican leadership has killed I can’t wait to see what happens next. every month. All work and no the Massachusetts GOP. play makes Jack a dull boy. All Victory! the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put humpty together again. 2 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 libertarian events ashoba Nthe J. V. Valley Libertarians.Meeting from Littleton, LMaplecrestApril 28,Southborough. Please join many At Thursday, March 22, 7:00 . PM Fletcher Library at 7 . .. Activists PM 32 ibertarian Social Saturday, Drive, 7:00 . . PM Chelmsford, Groton, Pepperell and other area towns are activists and our gracious hosts William and Sharon Cohen encouraged to attend. Recent candidates and ofﬁceholders for the April Social! (yes, this is the 4th Saturday instead of will be on hand to help others consider running for ofﬁce. our regular 3rd Saturday) Everyone interested in lower taxes and smaller government is invited to attend. Campaign School for Winners Don Gorman’s in New Bedford. Calling all Activists, Volun- Saturday, April 28 Committee Meeting Provincetown Town 4, 7:00 .Town Committee meets at 7 . . Wednesday, April The Provincetown Libertarian . PM PM Wamsutta Club teers, Managers and Candidates. Don Gorman, who served as a Libertarian State Representative in New Hampshire is hold- on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Provincetown Inn. ing an all day Campaign School hosted by the Southeastern The group planned to host an Operation Politically Homeless Massachusetts Libertarian Committee. Booth at the Provincetown Year-Rounders Festival on Satur- day, March 10th. Attend their next meeting and ﬁnd out how This all day event will take place on Saturday, April 28th, at the their booth did at the Festival! For more information, contact Wamsutta Club, at the corner of County and Union Streets in Jeff Evans by phone at (508) 487-3075 or by email at New Bedford. firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets to Don Gorman's Campaign School for Winners are S outheastern Massachusetts Libertarian Committee Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 P.M. $65 for the day-long course, including lunch, cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and dinner, or $45 for the course and T he Southeastern Massachusetts Libertarian Committee meets at 6:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Wamsutta Club, at the corner of County and Union Streets lunch. Buy your tickets soon! All tickets sold after March 31st will be subject to an additional $10 charge. For more informa- tion, call (508) 996-VOTE or email email@example.com. in New Bedford. You can contact the committee by phone at (508) 996-VOTE or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org un Owners Action League Gthe Wyndham in5 Westboro.Annual Banquet contact Saturday, May Libertarian Town WhitmanRoomApril 11,Pub, Committee 18 near Route 27 in Wednesday, The Glass at TJ’s 6:45 . on Route Meeting PM At For more information the Gun Owners Action League at 508-393-5333. Whitman. Pizza and soda available starting at 6:30 P.M.. PMA State Committee Meeting Lthe Residence Inn10in Westford. Saturday, May 5, . . AM P ioneer Valley Libertarian Association Meeting Wednesday, April 11, 7:00 P.M Bickford’s, Springﬁeld. The Pioneer Valley Libertarian Associ- At ation meets the second Wednesday of every month at Bick- ford's on Boston Road in Springﬁeld. un Owners Action League Gthe Wyndham in5 Westboro.Annual Banquet contact At Saturday, May For more information the Gun Owners Action League at 508-393-5333. A Training for Firearms Rights Activists Engage:information Programthe Gun Owners Action League Saturday, April 14 For more contact at 508-393-5333. Libertarian Futurist Society Conference Ohio. Libertarian May 25 through May 27 Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Futurist Society will celebrate its 20th anniversary by spon- W orcester County Libertarian Association Sunday, April 22, 6:00 P.M Tweed's Pub Restaurant, 231 Grove St., Worcester. Everyone is soring its ﬁrst national conference. LFScon will be a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to hear Prometheus Award winners and invited and welcome. Interested activists can contact Kevin LFS leaders explore the future of freedom and the potential of Haskell at email@example.com for more information. libertarian science ﬁction to shape a more rational, diverse, tolerant and optimistic vision of what is possible in the 21st and coming centuries. Speakers include eight Prometheus Award winners, including L. Neil Smith and Poul Anderson. Elias Israel was interviewed on Worcester’s WORC 1030 AM April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 3 convention 2001 Convention Focuses on Education, Entertainment (continued from ﬁrst page) utable to this strategy. “Gun rights sup- Social Security – The Riskiest of Schemes porters, even if they disagreed with my stand on the war on drugs,” she said, One of several seminar “voted for me because of my 100% sup- choices for convention- port of the second amendment.” Voters goers to the LPMA 2001 won’t become excited about slow Convention was “Social change that barely affects their lives. Security Privatization,” She concluded, “We must rise above by Suffolk University Law gradualism. Liberty will not wait.”’ School Professor Charles Rounds. This year’s business session was brief, and consisted almost entirely of reports Professor Rounds is an from LPMA Secretary Laura El-Azem, advisor to the CATO Treasurer Walter Ziobro, Executive Institute Project on Director Christine Schoaff, and Chair- Social Security privatiza- man Elias Israel. Following this, conven- tion, which is currently tion goers attended one of three concur- developing a recommen- rent break out sessions. dation for the Bush administration. Profes- Suffolk University Law Professor Charles Rounds Break Out Sessions sor Rounds presence at Focus on Education the convention was par- merce section of the has been carefully pro- ticularly timely given that Constitution. Your Social moted over the last Shannon Vale’s session covered the the- President Bush is expect- Security “contributions” seven decades by politi- ory and history of the home schooling ed to propose the partial are a tax on you and your cians who use the termi- movement. Vale, who is a home school- privatization of Social employer, plain and sim- nology of insurance, con- er and Libertarian activist, explained Security sometime this ple, and the funds go tracts, and property to that while the modern home schooling spring. into the same pot as all create an illusion. Words movement is growing rapidly and gain- of your other taxes. Sec- like “contributions” ing mainstream acceptance, that wasn’t Libertarians, in general, ond, there is a welfare (instead of taxes), “bene- always the case. Founded in the 1950’s, agree that Social Security scheme. The money is ﬁts” (instead of welfare), many early proponents had to go under- is a poor plan. However, paid out of the general “return on investment” ground and risked jail time for keeping many in the room were fund in a manner deter- (when the money was their children out of public schools. surprised to learn just mined by each President never invested at all), how poor a plan it really and Congress, with no “trust account” (when Today, many are drawn to home school- is. Professor Rounds guarantees. there is none), and even ing because they fear for their children’s debunked the mythology “bankruptcy” are all used safety in public schools, or ﬁnd fault that has been built up 3. Individuals have no quite regularly by every- with zero tolerance policies. Some feel over the past 70 years. property rights or con- one discussing Social public schools are “teaching to the test” He stressed that: tractual rights to Social Security. rather than emphasizing individual Security. Just because development. Others refuse to accept 1. Social Security funds you may have paid Social Professor Rounds agrees are not segregated or Security taxes your entire with Libertarians that even earmarked by the life, there is no guarantee Social Security should be (continued on next page) Federal Government. that you will be paid privatized so that proper- There is absolutely no Social Security welfare. ty rights will accrue to possible way to “put Congress can reduce or the investor, but cannot Social Security in a lock eliminate the welfare agree with the Harry box,” since the funds are component at any time; Browne approach of sell- commingled with general indeed, the Clinton ing off government Federal revenues. For the administration has assets to end the system. same reason, Social recently done so by rais- He insists that such a Security cannot “go ing the age requirements plan is politically bankrupt.” for eligibility. Further- unworkable, and favors a more, if you die before more incremental 2. The Social Security you reach retirement age, approach. “We have to “system” is not a system your heirs will not inherit get a foot in the door,” he at all, but instead, two any rights to collect says. separate, unrelated “your” Social Security schemes. This fact has welfare. President Bush’s propos- been established, tested al in the coming month and confirmed by the The misconception that will show whether he has courts. First, there is a Social Security is a sort been able to do so. s taxation scheme that is of old-age insurance plan Benjamin Franklin entertained Libertarians at the authorized by the Com- LPMA State Convention 4 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 convention 2001 Over 230 Activists Attend State Convention (continued from previous page) Mr. Zimmermann explained that he developed PGP to protect human rights their local school’s mandate that their around the world. It is currently being children take drugs such as Ritalin. used extensively in Latin America by The good news, she explained, is that human rights groups which need to pro- there are many resources today for tect the names and testimony of their home schoolers. When home schoolers informants from their governments. recently took the top three spots in the While it wasn’t initially intended for cor- national spelling bee, interest boomed. porate use, he is happy that sales to cor- Many companies have seized the oppor- porations have funded further develop- tunity and are now in the business of ment. supplying curricula and materials to Zimmermann then warned of dangers to home schoolers. privacy in our own country. He dis- Christine Schoaff led a session on local cussed how improving technology and activism. She was joined the podium by faster computers can make it easier for a representatives from some of the state’s government to spy on its own people. most active town committees including CLT&G Founder Barbara Anderson As an example he mentioned the use of Dan McKenzie from Waltham, Laura face recognition software at the Super- Then Philip Zimmermann, the creator of bowl to identify people with outstand- Hirschmann from Dartmouth, Patrick El- the Pretty Good Privacy personal Azem from Chelmsford and Matt Dailey ing warrants in the crowd. He pointed encryption program, addressed the out that the Japanese constitution for- from Tewksbury, Topics discussed gathering. Mr. Zimmermann spent years ranged from how to organize an initial bids wiretapping, because General in court over the right to export this meeting, suggestions for working with encryption program before the federal new activists, how to turn registered government ﬁnally backed down. Libertarians into activists, using local (continued on next page) cable access and other media to publi- cize events, and candidate recruitment. The thirty or so participants peppered the speakers with questions keeping the session lively and focused on practical Philip Zimmermann Addresses Privacy matters. A number of attendees were During an afternoon breakout session, able to coordinate and begin organizing Phil Zimmermann, famous as the cre- their town or area before the seminar ator of PGP (for Pretty Good Privacy, a was even complete. strong encryption program he made available to everyone), presented the Schoaff explained that successful com- upcoming battle for privacy. Continu- mittees meet regularly in a public loca- ing his remarks about the growth of tion such as a restaurant or library, they surveillance technology and personal publicize their meeting dates and loca- information collection in the United tions reliably, they plan and execute States, Mr. Zimmermann declared that, activities, they recruit and support can- “the next decade will be for privacy didates and they have a good time. what the environment was for the “Changing back to a free country will 1970s.” take time,” says Christine Schoaff, “It’s better to be regularly meeting and orga- Mr. Zimmermann advocates a multi- nizing small activities so that they will layered approach to privacy protec- eventually add up to big change then to tions. Software and hardware engi- over-extend and become burned out. neers can inﬂuence their organizations Internet Privacy Expert Philip Zimmermann Slow and steady will win this race.” in ways to increase privacy for all indi- viduals, but other approaches should As part of a layered defense of person- Zimmermann Warns Technology Can assist the effort. “We have to mold pub- al privacy, Mr. Zimmermann suggested Hinder Privacy lic opinion in such a way that privacy is that individuals and associations use expected,” said Mr. Zimmermann. Cit- market pressure in the form of boy- The lunch speech by Phil Zimmermann ing pressure on personal privacy from cotts, make efforts to supply less infor- sold out with 200 attendees ﬁlling the the private sector, including the Med- mation whenever possible, and use room. The entertainment started with ical Information Bureau and available technology, such as encryp- Vera Meyer playing a glass harmonica, entrenched credit reporting agencies tion and anonymous world wide web an instrument invented by Benjamin (organizations which he stated are connections, to reduce the amount of Franklin. This was followed by an responsible for the large-scale pur- information readily available to organi- appearance by Dr. Franklin himself, who chase and sale of personal informa- zations seeking to proﬁt from personal entertained the crowd and took ques- tion), Mr. Zimmermann added that, data. s tions from the audience about politics “We are going to need laws, we are of his day. going to need government help.” April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 5 convention 2001 Libertarians Celebrate Growth at State Convention (continued from previous page) afford some government program, the public could decide whether to fund it MacArthur understood the connection voluntarily. If they decided to raise between wire tapping and a police state. taxes, the voters could ask why the politicians didn’t try to raise the funds Barbara Anderson Explains voluntarily ﬁrst. Voluntary Tax Bill Another round of break out sessions fol- The afternoon session began with Citi- lowed. Dennis Corrigan held a seminar zens for Limited Taxation and Govern- for those interested in running for ofﬁce. ment founder Barbara Anderson. Ander- Many of the candidates from the 2000 son discussed the recent efforts of elections, including Patrick El-Azem, CLT&G and the Libertarian Party to get Ilana Freedman, and Peter Schoaff, the tax rollback question on last spoke about their experiences. Many November’s ballot. Regarding the recent echoed the same theme – they had ini- efforts of state house leaders to gut the tially intended to be only paper candi- clean elections act, she noted that while dates but in the end appeared in CLT&G was against the referendum, debates, appeared on TV, gave inter- Carla Howell gave the keynote address to a capacity “Anything the state legislature hates views, and had a great time. audience at the convention this much can’t be all bad.” For many of the convention attendees Corrigan explained that we hope to this was their first Libertarian event. Anderson was particularly enthusiastic break our record of 18 state house can- about CLT&G’s new Voluntary Optional One of the best ways for them to learn didates in 2002, and it is time to start about the party’s positions and its his- Tax Endowment (VOTE) bill which they planning. Signatures need to be collect- have ﬁled. This will allow taxpayers who tory was at Eve Maler’s Libertarian Party ed for ballot access by this time next Platform session. Maler, who served on were against question 4 to continue to year. Anyone interested in running for pay their income tax at the old, higher the platform committee at the last State Representative or State Senate national convention took interested rate. She explained that this wasn’t just should contact him at a publicity stunt. In the future, when attendees through the platform and the firstname.lastname@example.org. statement of principles. Beacon Hill politicians claim we can’t Those interested in social security were 2001 Libby Award Winner Howard Pearce able to attend a seminar by Suffolk Uni- versity Law School Professor Charles At the state convention newcomers Rounds. He discussed many of the in February, Howard about those myths surrounding this welfare pro- Pearce received the 2001 who have gram, and discussed ideas for privatiz- edition of the LPMA Life- contributed ing the program. time Achievement to our success Award. Pearce is the and growth all LaRoche Derides Gun Control Laws fourth recipient of the along — and, The next speaker was Tom LaRoche, annual Libby award, join- we hope, con- President of the Worcester Pistol and ing Lee Nason (1998), vince them to Riﬂe Club, and a member of the board of Walter Ziobro (1999), and become life- directors of the Gun Owners Action David Roscoe (2000). In time activists League (GOAL). He is also the host of his acceptance speech, themselves.” “The Goal Line” on WORC 1030. Pearce said, “I may not win any activism Super- Maler, who presented LaRoche discussed the history of gun bowls in Massachusetts, Eve Maler congratulates 2001 Lifetime laws in Massachusetts, focusing on how but I consider this to be this year’s Achievement Award winner Howard Pearce Libby Award, they were capriciously passed by the my entrance into the Hall legislature. He also discussed some of of Fame, and I’ll cherish explained, “Howard lot of personal resources. Pearce was a natural Howard has always been the myths about the second amend- it.” ment which are spread by its detractors. choice for us this year there, and we wanted to Muni Savyon and Eve because his support has recognize his commit- At the conclusion of his speech, he Maler serve on the Life- been steadfast since the ment.” joined the LPMA as did his wife and time Achievement Award beginning of the Liber- The inscription on each daughter. committee. Savyon pro- tarian Party. He was in year’s award reads, “For Michael Cloud was next on the program. posed the idea of an the very ﬁrst wave of LP Outstanding Achieve- He appealed to the assembled not to be award in 1997 as a way to members, having ment In the Service of fooled by big government politicians thank Massachusetts responded to a party- Liberty — Libertarian who claim to favor small government. activists with long histo- building ad in Reason Party of Massachusetts.” He suggested tests for judging a politi- ries of stellar service. He magazine close to thirty cian by his actions. Does he vote for noted, “As our state party years ago. Political grows, we like to teach activism can demand a (continued on next page) 6 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 convention 2001 Libertarians Celebrate Growth at State Convention (continued from previous page) are probably never more receptive to calls for government reform than when smaller budgets or larger? Is he voting they’ve stood in line for an hour at the to repeal laws or create new ones? RMV.” He suggested we make it a strate- Jacoby Sees Opportunity for LP gy to identify moments where govern- ment drives people crazy and offer them The dinner speaker was Boston Globe a solution. columnist Jeff Jacoby. Mr. Jacoby, who endorsed Carla Howell’s bid for U.S. Jacoby was optimistic, explaining, “Lib- Senate, opened his speech be explain- ertarians are smart enough to under- ing the decline of the Republican Party stand that government doesn’t work. in Massachusetts. He said that Bill They are smart enough to explain free- Weld’s first inaugural address could dom works better, and that the most have been delivered by a Libertarian. likely barrier to getting what you want in Weld promised to dramatically reduce life is the government.” the public sector and dismantle many He concluded, “Libertarians can’t wait state government agencies. This was the for voters to wake up. You must wake platform he had run on, and won on. State Party Chairman Elias Israel was interviewed by them up yourselves. Your goal should New England Cable News However the revolution was over before not be purity of philosophy but to get it began. There was no downsizing of the tarian success would make life in the commonwealth much different. They elected.” Finally, he warned, “Societies state government, and Weld actually give up freedom bit by bit. People in this proposed over one billion dollars of new would reduce the budget. Taxes and government agencies would be cur- state still imagine they are free, but spending. they’ve been giving away their autono- tailed. “Millionaire owners of sports Since Weld’s election, the Republicans teams would be told to pay for their own my for so long there is little freedom have stopped fighting on matters of damn stadiums.” left. It’s too easy to grow accustomed to principle. The state budget has doubled docility.” The Libertarian Party must since then, and the only tax reductions Party Must Address Voters’ Issues ﬁght to restore freedom to Massachu- have been accomplished by the voters setts. themselves through a referendum. However, said Jacoby, the Libertarians have failed so far to reach out to the vot- Michael Cloud then lead the fund rais- Leading this march toward “bigger, ing effort. Encouraged by Jacoby’s call to greedier, more intrusive government,” ers in an effective manner. Libertarian candidates must learn how to talk to action, the Libertarians present raised are the Republicans themselves. They’ve over $52,000 to support party activities compromised their principles to make voters and to address issues they care about. “Most voters,” he explained, “care and to support local candidates. In sure they maintain their power structure return, Cloud promised them over 40 in the governor’s ofﬁce. more about pocket book issues than gun rights.” However, most understand candidates for State Representative and Jacoby proposed that this creates a they can’t depend on the government to State Senator in the 2002 election. Now tremendous opportunity for the Liber- protect their homes. it is up to the party and its activists to tarians. The Libertarian candidates do make good on that promise. s stand up on matters of principle. Liber- He suggested we seek out areas of gov- ernment which annoy voters. “Citizens volunteer opportunities Massachusetts Liberty Needs Writers Candidates / Staff Needed for Local Races Massachusetts Liberty is looking for a few people to write our Local Campaigns need candidates and supporters. You can regular articles and cover interesting Libertarian events. Most run for and win the opportunity to serve as a Libertarian Ofﬁce notably we need someone to contact the town committees Holder right in your own town! Chairman Elias Israel is col- each month and write up the one page “Notes From Around lecting an extensive list of positions open for every town in the State.” The time commitment would be about 2 hours a the Commonwealth. Contact Elias Israel an let him know that month. If you’re interested, please contact ma- you want to be the next Libertarian sworn in and making a dif- email@example.com. ference for Liberty! Operation Politically Homeless Volunteers are needed to staff Libertarian outreach booths at conventions, fairs, gun shows, and similar events around the state. In addition the party needs a volunteer to coordinate OPH events. For more information please contact Kay Pirrello at 800-JOIN-LPMA. April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 7 convention 2001 The Libertarian Party Platform Questions and Answers One of the most popular break out ses- pose changes independently. Striking a plank more concrete so that they ﬂow sions at the recent state convention was plank requires only a majority vote, naturally into proposals for change. Eve Maler’s discussion of the party plat- whereas modifications and additions form. Maler was a member of the plat- require a two-thirds vote. For example, plank 17 talks about form committee at the 2000 Libertarian opposing military conscription, which Party national convention. As if to demonstrate that the LP is seems sufﬁcient as far as the “principle indeed the “party of principle,” the of the matter” goes. But if it just stopped Many of those attending this year’s state bylaws provide for a way to challenge a there, it wouldn’t have the opportunity convention had been attracted by vari- newly adopted plank if 10 percent of the to mention our beliefs on women or ous state and local candidates. This was delegates feel it conﬂicts with the State- gays in the military. an important opportunity for them to ment of Principles. And the Statement understand the party’s philosophical of Principles is much harder to change Brief descriptions allow candidates to underpinnings. than ordinary planks; modiﬁcations to it put specific policy prescriptions into must pass by a seven-eighths vote, mak- their own words more easily, keep the What is the LP Platform? ing it very stable indeed. Platform from needing frequent updates, and make the Platform as a The Libertarian Party Platform is the You may have seen some of the Platform whole easier to read and grasp. document that details the political prin- plank discussions on C-SPAN in the ciples on which our party stands. It is past few years. Judging by the call-in C’mon, does anybody really take this used primarily as a resource for Liber- responses to C-SPAN during these platform stuff seriously? tarian candidates and ofﬁce holders. times, these discussions are popular with the viewing public. Indeed they do! Judging by recent cam- How does the LP Platform compare to paigns to change the wording in one other documents produced by the LP? What is the Platform Committee? direction or another, party activists con- tinue to care very much about how well The LP Platform is consistent from year The Platform Committee is required to the Platform reflects Libertarian to year, typically revised only modestly meet just before National Conventions, thought, and also about how to make by delegates to National Conventions. and to report its recommendations to the Platform a better marketing tool The Platform includes a Preamble and a the assembled delegates. This commit- (though this is not its main purpose). Statement of Principles, both of which tee is made up of representatives of the can stand alone as different kinds of ten afﬁliated state parties that have the Also, occasionally an unscrupulous can- introductions to the Libertarian Party. largest memberships, plus ten at-large didate from another party will try to use Distinct from the Platform is the LP Pro- members appointed by the National the LP Platform to “prove” that his or her gram, a series of legislative recommen- Committee. The Platform Committee is Libertarian opponent is in favor of dations on current issues. Finally, there allowed to determine its own rules for something horrible. These attempts can is the National Campaign Platform, a the order in which its recommendations be considered a good sign: document that contains prescriptions are reported out. Over the years, many characterizing our presidential nomi- distinguished and inﬂuential Libertari- If the Libertarian candidate weren’t nee’s campaign stances. ans have served on this committee. For offering something the electorate might example, according to David Nolan, the ﬁnd attractive, there would be no need How does the LP Platform compare to current Platform still shows the strong for such attacks. the platforms of other parties? inﬂuence of Murray Rothbard and Bill Where can I find more information While the LP Platform endures over Evers. about the LP Platform? time, the Republican and Democratic Why do some planks go into great parties (and other parties) tend to write The Issues and Positions area of the LP detail while others are briefer? web site, http://www.lp.org/issues/, has their platforms from scratch in each presidential year. These other platforms This is a familiar question to long-time links to the Platform and other ofﬁcial are, in fact, more similar to the LP Pro- Libertarians: Should we provide a “laun- documents, and also provides informal gram than to the LP Platform. Many Lib- dry list” of speciﬁc prescriptions in each introductions to Libertarian positions ertarians consider it a mark of distinc- plank, or should we rather keep the on many issues of interest, such as cen- tion that Libertarian principles are con- plank short? This is somewhat similar sorship, the environment, and taxes. sistent enough to hold up over time, to the Founders’ discussions about the You can also ﬁnd the bylaws and the forming a stable base that allows us to Bill of Rights, since enumerating some convention rules online at remain true to our principles as we possibilities might make readers think http://www.lp.org/organization/bylaws/. grow. that all of them have been enumerated. If you don’t have Web access, call the LP In any case, the planks opened up for National Headquarters at (202) 333- How is the LP Platform revised? revision during each convention tend to 0008 x221 to request that a copy of the Party bylaws dictate that the National reﬂect the preferences of that assem- Platform be sent to you. s Convention, held every other year, is the blage. Here are some of the beneﬁts only forum in which the Platform can be often mentioned for each approach: changed. At the Convention, the dele- Laundry lists give more guidance to gates have the opportunity to strike candidates and make the beneﬁts of a whole planks, as well as to review Plat- form Committee proposals and to pro- 8 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 news Our Libertarian Dream Team of Telemarketers How did 3 Libertarian In 3 weeks, they increased activists while away the Libertarian Party Member- winter months? ship in Massachusetts by convincing 48 Libertarians By increasing LPMA mem- to renew their lapsed mem- bers & attendees to our berships. This helped Mass- State Convention! achusetts lead the nation in membership growth for 5 nights a week, for 7 weeks, February. these 3 activists met at The Freedom Store in Wayland, In 4 weeks, their phone calls and made thousands of added 100 additional regis- phone calls to Libertarians trations to the State Con- across the state. vention - almost half of the total Convention atten- Rich Aucoin, Amy Lawrence dance. and Jan Taylor, with help from Celeste Parent, have The Libertarian Party of become our Dream-Team of Massachusetts Thanks our Libertarian Telemarketers. Dream-Team: Jan Taylor, Rich Aucoin & Amy Lawrence, with their Dream-Team for their hard telephones and “Smile” signs. work and dedication. They We armed them with persua- on the phone, and asked Kay Pirrello to have helped to grow our Party and make sive scripts written by Michael Cloud, manage the operation. a grand success of our State Conven- signs to remind them to “Smile!” while tion! s They did a terriﬁc and impressive job! Tuniewicz Elected to Easton Finance Committee Easton — On January 22nd LPMA State This marks the 3rd public ofﬁce held by Committee member Mark Tuniewicz was Tuniewicz, who served as a Conservation named to the Easton municipal Finance Commissioner in New Hampshire from Committee. 1995-97, and who was appointed last year by Governor Paul Cellucci to the In voting to ﬁll a vacancy at a special American & Canadian French Cultural joint meeting of the Easton Board of Exchange Commission. Selectman and the Easton Finance Committee, Tuniewicz easily out polled Tuniewicz added: “I want to urge my fel- another candidate by a 8-to-1 margin. low Libertarians to focus their efforts on His term of ofﬁce expires in April, but he elected and appointed positions where has already ﬁled papers to run for re- they can make a difference—at the election in the towns April balloting. municipal level. I ﬁrmly believe that our best chances for success come from pur- “I’m pleased to have this opportunity to suing recruiting and electing local serve the residents of Easton, and look officeholders throughout Massachu- forward to participating in the crafting, setts.” discussion, and adoption of our upcom- Mark Tuniewicz ing budget” said Tuniewicz. posed in 2000 as part of a Town-com- Tuniewicz, who is also serving his 2nd missioned report), and other ﬁnancial term as Libertarian Party national Trea- Comprised of 9 members, the Finance matters. Committee members serve surer, will be speaking at the California, Committee has responsibility for over- three-year terms and are elected during Indiana, and Florida state LP conven- sight of Easton’s $41 million annual Town elections each April. tions this spring. s budget, capital expenditures (including $60 million in facility expenditures pro- April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 9 campaign 2001 Carla Howell Considers Gubernatorial Bid Carla Howell for Governor? won 308,860 votes for Senate, compared to Nader’s 173,564 total $2 Million to $4 Million Campaign as the Green Party candidate for president.” The 2000 U.S. Senate race “has made Carla Howell the state party’s stan- The article went on to point out dard-bearer - and something of a “considering almost 2 million hero to Bay State Libertarians.” [Massachusetts] voters are inde- pendent of any political party, Lib- - Boston Globe, 2/25/01 ertarians still have a rich vein to Carla Howell, the Libertarian candi- mine for votes.” date who earned 308,860 votes for The Brockton Enterprise noted that U.S. Senate against Ted Kennedy, is “Libertarians in Massachusetts now considering a run for Massachu- have about as much clout as setts Governor. Republicans.” (2/27/01) Carla Howell on Worcester’s WORC 1030 AM Over 561 supporters have emailed Carla Howell views a run for Massa- Ms. Howell with their support and “If Ms. Howell agrees to run, we will chusetts Governor as another chance to offers of volunteer time and donations. spend over $1,500,000 on Prime TV Ads grow the Libertarian Party and showcase Early supporters have already pledged in 2002,” Mr. Cloud said. her small government perspective with $31,711 toward a multi-million dollar the following issues: campaign. Carla Howell has already received solid media buzz about her potential guber- Huge, Immediate Tax cuts 237 Libertarians have already volun- natorial plans. teered to work for “Carla Howell, Liber- Huge, Immediate Spending tarian for Governor” if Carla Howell says, Both New England Cable News and Cuts ... perhaps making the state gov- “Yes” later this year. Warner Brothers Channel 56 taped Carla ernment half the size it is today Howell’s speech to 227 Libertarians at 726 volunteers worked for the Carla their State Convention. Repeal Anti-Gun Chapter 180 Howell “small government is beauti- and Remove the Hundreds of other fulsm” Libertarian U.S. Senate campaign New England Cable News called the Anti-Gun Laws that prevent Bay Staters in 2000. “Libertarian Party the fastest growing from protecting their families Party in Massachusetts.” At the Massachusetts Libertarian State Get the state government’s Convention on February 24th, many In less than one week, over 7 newspa- hands entirely off homeschoolers and additional Libertarians urged her to run. pers carried articles about Carla How- private schools ell’s future plans. “I’m honored and grateful that so many Make Massachusetts the leader friends and supporters want me to be The Boston Globe pointed out the Libertar- in Ending the No-Win, Morally Wrong Governor of Massachusetts,” said Ms. ians’ opportunity to ﬁll the void created War on Drugs. Howell. by a “Massachusetts Republican Party facing rough times.” There are currently over 17,000 regis- Michael Cloud, $6,000,000 Libertarian tered Libertarians in Massachusetts, Rainmaker and CEO of Carla Howell’s The MetroWest Daily News opened one of well more than 5 times as many as there U.S. Senate campaign promised a their Carla Howell articles with the fol- were 4 years ago. Some Libertarian $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 campaign for lowing Pop Quiz: leaders expect Massachusetts Libertari- Governor. Mr. Cloud raised $821,362 for an voter registration to double in the her U.S. Senate effort. “Who won more votes in Massachusetts next 2 years. s last year, Ralph Nader for President or Carla Howell running for U.S. Senate? Believe it or not, the Libertarian Howell Submissions Welcomed Liberty Cat asks... Do you have news to share about a Libertarian event in Massachusetts? Photographs of a freedom rally? Are you looking for volunteers for an outreach booth or a campaign? Why not write a quick article for Massachusetts Liberty and submit it by sending e-mail to ma–liberty@la–ma.org, or by USPS to Mass. Liberty Editor, Post Ofﬁce Box 2610, Boston, MA 02208. 10 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 activism Dennis Corrigan Does Battle with FEC Regulations Takes Mass LP campaign It takes a very dedicated Liber- ﬁling capacity to new level tarian like Dennis Corrigan to ensure we comply with FEC Campaign pop quiz question: regulations. Especially when What’s 6 inches tall, weighs 14 it’s for a failed government pounds, and takes 3,100 hours agency. “Meeting FEC require- to create? ments is a tax on campaigns - paid in labor. Like every other Answer: the 9 reports plus big government Program, it’s amended reports ﬁled for the wasteful and completely fails Carla Howell for U.S. Senate its purpose: to remove special 2000 campaign to the Federal interest influence and buoy Elections Committee by Pro- voter involvement,” said Corrig- jects Manager Dennis Corrigan. an. “All we need to do is make Follow-up question: what’s government so small that takes 22 boxes to store? politicians have nothing to sell to special interests.” Answer: The financial records backing up these reports that Celeste Parent, who also served must be kept to comply with as Treasurer, contributed signif- FEC rules. icantly with credit card pro- cessing, mailings, and general The FEC requires that expenses assistance. Matt Flynn helped and donations for each federal on the accounting side. Carla election (primary and general) Howell, Ken Maurer, Kamal be reported in excruciating Jain, Chris Conte, Dennis Corri- detail much like a corporate tax gan, Cort Fritz, and Jason Solin- return. Dennis Corrigan saw to sky helped prepare the data- it that each report required by base to generate FEC reports. the FEC was completed and ﬁled on time. Not an easy task! Dennis Corrigan poses with some of the paperwork required by the FEC for the “Just as the Carla Howell cam- Especially since the frequency of Carla Howell U.S. Senate campaign paign established new bench- ﬁlings builds to a frantic pace exactly when the campaign is marks for professionalism in its already wildly busy: right before the election. advertising, its outreach, the scope of its scheduled events, and in many other ways, those of us on the ﬁnancial side Reports were ﬁled, or will be ﬁled, on January 31, April 15, July strived to make the reporting to the FEC as professional as we 15, September 5, October 15, October 23, and December 7 in could,” said Corrigan. 2000; January 31 and April 15 in 2001. Many of these reports were amended since it’s so difﬁcult to get it right in the short “It’s probably the least glamorous part of the campaign and time allotted. The January and April 2001 reports are keeping has virtually no upside impact on the campaign. But there is Dennis Corrigan busy long after the election is behind us. plenty of opportunity for downside damage in the form of And just to keep us on our toes, the FEC has changed the ﬁnes and bad publicity if we are late or make mistakes. It was rules and forms that must be used for the April ﬁling. a challenging learning experience since we were building the database at the same time as we were ﬁling reports,” he said. In addition to scheduled reports, every $1,000 donation received within 20 days of both the Primary and General Elec- Many thanks to Dennis Corrigan and everyone else who tion Day has to be reported to the FEC within 48 hours. Who helped get these reports out the door for the Carla Howell for but big government regulators would come up with such a U.S. Senate campaign and who demonstrated that the Liber- cumbersome system? tarian Party of Massachusetts is prepared to meet the chal- lenges of a major campaign. s April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 11 notes from around the state Dartmouth ﬁelds local candidates Watertown city committee Nashoba Valley Holds seeks new secretary Candidate Forum Dartmouth libertarians have been busy recruiting candidates. Five candidates The Watertown Libertarian City Com- Westford, Chelmsford, and Littleton are running for local ofﬁces this year. mittee is seeking a new Secretary to committees organized a candidates Brian Higgins is running for Town Asses- help them maintain their status as a forum for their February meeting. Local sor. Brian, Laura Hirschmann, Jack City Committee. For more information, candidates and ofﬁce holders discussed Hirschmann, Mike Conway, and Richard please contact Edward McCormick by the fun and excitement involved in run- Mardigian are all running for Town phone at 617-926-2214 or by email at ning a campaign for ofﬁce. At the March Meeting Member. Mike and Richard will firstname.lastname@example.org. meeting, Nashoba valley libertarians be write-in candidates and they have a planned for an April tax day protest. good chance of election. Jack was a suc- How to have your picture cessful write-in candidate last year. on the front page? Libertarian Selectman testiﬁes before Statehouse hearing Brian Higgins can be heard on the radio When 2000 Libertarian U.S. Senate can- as the host of “Brian’s Beat”. His show is didate Carla Howell announced that she David Atkinson, the Libertarian Select- carried locally by WJLT 650 AM and is considering a run for Governor of man in Provincetown recently received WSRO 1470 AM. You can also hear it on Massachusetts, the Waltham Daily News an invitation from Republican State the internet at www.briansbeat.net. Tribune knew just where to turn for the Representative Shirley Gomes to testify local angle. They called Waltham Liber- at Medical Marijuana hearings for Bill # Waltham City Committee gains new tarian City Committee Chair Dan H1188 on Beacon Hill in Boston. The citizen and new ward committee MacKenzie, who earned local name invitation was extended in response to recognition last year in his run for State voter support for the local medical mar- The Waltham Libertarian City Commit- Representative. Dan Mackenzie’s picture ijuana referendum in Barnstable Coun- tee congratulates Muni Savyon on his ran on the front page along with an arti- ty, which includes Provincetown and all new status as an American citizen! Not cle who’s sub-title read— MacKenzie of Cape Cod. only is this an exciting event for Mr. supports Howell for Governor. The News Savyon himself, but as a newly regis- Tribune went on to quote Mr. MacKenzie Worcester organizes for expansion tered Libertarian voter, Muni Savyon about Carla Howell’s potential candida- becomes the third person needed to cy. Kevin Haskell and the Worcester County create the Waltham Ward 8 Libertarian Libertarian Association are organizing a Committee. Even though newly regis- Provincetown Libertarian Selectman mailing to the greater Worcester towns. tered, Mr. Savyon is already making runs for re-election They’re inviting other local Libertarians plans to run for local ofﬁce this year. to join and hopefully to start town com- Will there be more candidates in Libertarian David Atkinson is running mittees as well. Please contact Kevin if Waltham this year? Stay tuned to ﬁnd for re-election this year as a Town you live in the greater Worcester area. out! Selectman. David is completing his ﬁrst 3-year Selectman’s term and previously WPI Student Group Southeastern Massachusetts served 2 years on the Provincetown Libertarian Committee forms Finance Committee. If you would like to Welcome to our newest student group. support his candidacy or the Province- Alex Knapp, a senior majoring in Law, Southeastern Massachusetts Libertari- town Libertarian Committee, please has organized a student libertarians ans have been very active this winter! contact David Atkinson or Jeff Evans. group at Worcester Polytechnic Insti- Libertarians in New Bedford, Dart- tute. Knapp can be contacted at mouth, Fall River, Wareham and the sur- New Bedford & Fairhaven Seek Lib- email@example.com. rounding towns have joined together to ertarians for Local Committees. form the Southeastern Massachusetts Libertarian Lending Library Pro- Libertarian Committee. The Committee Activists in New Bedford are looking for posed is in the process of developing an inter- just one more Libertarian living in Ward active web site, which will be unveiled 3 to help organize the New Bedford State Chairman Elias Israel reports that soon. Ward 3 Libertarian Committee. The cre- activist Warren Roberts has an astound- ation of the Ward 3 Committee is the ing collection of Libertarian magazines This new regional organization has a ﬁrst step in starting a New Bedford Lib- (including issues of Reason going back great cadre of activists including: Laura ertarian City Committee. to 1972) which he is forced to get rid of. Hirschmann, Chair; Mike Conway, Vice- He would like to offer them to someone Chair; Irene Duprey-Gutierrez, Secretary; Fairhaven activists also need one more willing to start a Libertarian lending Lee Nason, Treasurer; and Brian Libertarian to create the Fairhaven Lib- library rather than just send them to the Thomas, Media Relations. ertarian Town Committee. recycling center. If you can help with this, or if you know of a way to preserve The Southeastern Massachusetts Liber- If you live in New Bedford’s Ward 3 or in these items, please contact Warren at tarian Committee meets at 6:30pm on Fairhaven, or if you know someone who firstname.lastname@example.org or Elias at the 1st Wednesday of each month at the does, please contact the Southeastern email@example.com. Wamsutta Club, at the corner of County Massachusetts Libertarian Committee and Union Streets in New Bedford. You by phone at (508) 996-VOTE or by email can contact the committee by phone at at firstname.lastname@example.org. (508) 996-VOTE or by email at email@example.com. 12 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 news Pink Pistols Condemn Discriminatory Gun Law Gay Civil Rights Group to the whim of her town’s police chief, might get a gun license but not be able Condemns Discriminatory regardless of need. Many towns, espe- to actually purchase a gun you can Massachusetts Chapter 180 cially around Boston, use this power to afford or physically use.” discriminate heavily. A police chief may Massachusetts State Senator Cheryl deny a license because the applicant is Civil rights activists are quick to point to Jacques drew attention when she came a lesbian and her abusive partner or other restrictions that they say are sys- out as a lesbian in 2000. But the restric- stalker is not considered a serious temic barriers designed to harass, tive gun law she authored in 1998 is threat, or because her violent husband intimidate, or handicap legal gun own- drawing criticism from civil rights has a friend at the police station. ers. “Your gun must be stored unloaded, activists, who say it legalizes discrimina- with a child safety lock,” Rostcheck tion. Some chiefs simply don’t want to issue notes. “But this is true even if you don’t any licenses in their town and deny have any children! “From a civil rights standpoint, the law almost everything. They don’t even need is horrifying,” complained David Ros- to even give a reason.” Disobeying the law is a felony, but if you tcheck, an activist with the Pink Pistols, need the gun to defend your life, obey- a civil rights group that protects the Gun control advocates claim that ‘dis- ing it will get you killed.” rights of shooters with alternative sexu- cretionary licensing’ is needed to deal alities. “It’s racist, classist, sexist, homo- with unsafe individuals, but civil rights Pro-gun-rights activists are working to phobic, and it discriminates against the advocates say this is untrue. “In most form alliances with a broad consortium elderly and disabled. When people actu- states, if you meet the legal criteria, you of civil rights advocacy groups to chal- ally sit down and read it, even ardent get the license,” Rostcheck contends. lenge the law on several legal grounds, gun control advocates are shocked at “Once you start allowing extra-legal cri- including violating the Americans with what it legitimizes. A police chief can teria into the decision, you open the Disabilities Act. Rostcheck says that deny a license to a legally qualiﬁed per- door to pervasive, systemic discrimina- ﬁghting for gun rights in Massachusetts son based on their gender, their hous- tion, which is what we see in this state can be an uphill battle. “Civil rights ing, their sexual orientation - absolutely today. A denied applicant at risk for her groups here don’t like to touch [the right anything they want. Jesse Helms never life may actually need to move to anoth- to self defense]. But you have to,” he managed to pass legislation this dis- er town. insists. “Once we sanction using dis- criminatory.” crimination to cut down some rights, Urban communities with many minority the door is open to use it against others. At issue are clauses in the 28 page law applicants issue almost no licenses, but When we defend civil rights, we need to that set up numerous legal, ﬁnancial, a similar applicant in an afﬂuent white defend them all.” and procedural barriers to citizens seek- suburb could get a license. ing to obtain a gun license for personal Meanwhile, after the shootings at Edge- protection or sporting use. Civil rights That’s discrimination, and it’s wrong. water Technologies in Wakeﬁeld, Sena- activists claim the law legitimizes sys- The criteria should be written in law and tor Jacques announced plans to intro- tematic discrimination, both overt and should apply equally to everyone.” duce new restrictions, including more covert. limitations on the types of guns that can And ‘discretionary licensing’ is just the be sold and restrictions on how many “Chapter 180 was a stealth law,” start of civil rights activists’ complaints. guns a licensee can purchase in a given explained Pink Pistols founder Doug They claim Chapter 180 sets up a time. Gun rights advocates say the Krick. “It purported to be a tough gun sophisticated structure of discriminato- state’s gun laws, already the strictest in law, but what it really did was make ry barriers designed to systemically strip the country, did not stop the tragedy guns and gun licenses difﬁcult to legally the right to self defense from entire and the new laws would not have get and use. And how did it do that? By classes of citizens. helped. “Actually, it’s the other way legalizing discrimination in almost any around,” Rostcheck observed. “A letter way you can imagine.” “Chapter 180, in conjunction with published January 11th in the Boston restrictive new ‘consumer safety’ regula- Herald revealed that one of the victims Krick points to a laundry list of discrim- tions on guns abruptly introduced by [Louis ‘Sandy’ Javelle] had a New Hamp- inatory practices introduced under the the Attorney General, bars gun manu- shire concealed carry license, but Mass- law. Among his chief complaints: a facturers from selling models that are achusetts denied him a reciprocal power called ‘discretionary licensing’, affordable, small enough for a woman to license here. Ironically, he was actually which allows a town police chief to deny conceal, or usable by the elderly or dis- denied under Cheryl Jacques’ law, Chap- a license to any applicant, even if they abled,” asserts Krick. “For example, the ter 180.” And the reason? “None was pass a safety test, have no criminal law now requires a 10 lb trigger pull - given,” Rostcheck noted. record or record of mental illness, and equivalent to curling a 10 lb barbell with can show dire need. your index finger,” he continued. “A For more information contact either: competition gun has a 1 lb pull. Many David Rostcheck 617-510-2275 “‘Discretionary licensing’ is literally just smaller or weaker people are physically firstname.lastname@example.org a code phrase for ‘arbitrary discrimina- unable to pull a 10 lb trigger. There are Doug Krick 617-678-5762 tion’,” Krick explained. “An applicant’s many other such restrictions. So, if email@example.com. s right to defend herself is utterly subject you’re a person whose life is at risk, you April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 13 libertarians in ofﬁce Libertarian Ofﬁce Holders Richard and Ilana Freedman (continued from ﬁrst page) Freedman. Whoever goes up against me state than we have. He missed the is going to have a ﬁght. I’m running to whole point. only one other person running for two win and I plan to win. seats on the planning board. I put my name up and two other people did as Nevertheless, people understood I was well. ML: So what do you think it will take in a Libertarian. They understood that my terms of money and volunteers to win question was a Libertarian viewpoint as your election? well as a reasonable question in its own I didn’t know that you needed bumper stickers and to put out lawn signs to run right. for the planning board. I didn’t send out IF: I will need to raise somewhere any letters. The only thing I did was between $50,000 and $60,000. Relating ML: How did you go about being elected appear in two debates, and Richard to this is the factor of the clean election to town meeting? appeared in a third debate for me. On law. I understand there are issues and it the basis of that I won 1,100 votes, probably won’t happen by the next elec- RF: The paper ran a list of all the open- although at the time, I probably knew tion but if that goes into effect, candi- ings and there weren’t that many people about twenty ﬁve people in town. dates who sign a clean elections state- running. I ran for the ﬁnal year of an ment get $60,000 to run a State Senate unexpired term, and Ilana ran for a three campaign. year term. That means this year I will When I ran for State Senate, we discov- ered how hard it was to run a campaign have to run again. There were ten signa- with very little funds. It cost us a lot of I’m very torn on this issue. As a Liber- tures required to run for the ofﬁce. In votes in the campaign, because we tarian, obviously I would like to see no the end I ran unopposed. could not afford to do television and money come from the state. However, radio advertising. We did all of our own since this clean election law was IF: In my case there were eleven candi- printing. We did four color printing on approved by an overwhelming mandate dates for ten seats. So we didn’t have to our own equipment and our print mate- from the electorate, as a Libertarian I campaign too much for those positions. rials looked pretty good.. However, we have to respect that. couldn’t afford the high cost items like ML: When it comes to governing, how television, radio, and large newspaper There is a further objective, beyond pure well is the Libertarian viewpoint ads. My newspaper ads were smaller principle, which is to win the election. received? than they should have been, and my Candidates who are perceived as being television and radio ads were nonexis- against clean elections are very likely to RF: The people who aren’t on the receiv- tent. It’s a shame, because that probably be unsuccessful at the polls. So ing end are certainly receptive to the would have gotten me the other 26% I although I haven’t yet made a ﬁnal deci- idea of smaller government. With the needed to be elected. We simply needed sion, recent tax rollback ballot question, peo- more ﬁnancial support. ple were hearing the small government I’m leaning toward signing a clean elec- argument from lots of angles. It’s not a I will be running for State Senate in tions pledge, since it is clearly the will of new and radical concept to most peo- 2002. We don’t even know what the dis- the people. ple. trict is going to be though we’re pretty sure Arlington will no longer be in it. All this being said, there is still a good I wasn’t proposing abolishing Social This means I won’t be running against chance that the legislature will gut the Security or the FEC. I wasn’t proposing the same gentleman. clean elections act and none of this will radical ideas. I was just proposing that be an issue. we should give the money back to the Richard Freedman: Havern isn’t happy taxpayers, or not take as much from the about Billerica. He has trouble here. ML: In addition to running for ofﬁce you taxpayers. Over the years, all of his opponents both serve in ofﬁce in Billerica. Tell us have come from this town. After the about that. ML: How many members are elected to debate in Billerica he was overheard Town Meeting and how many citizens do saying “I’m not worried. I don’t really RF: We are both members of town meet- you represent? need Billerica.” He felt he had lost the ing. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to debate. stand up in town meeting a present the RF: There are 240 members, one third of viewpoint that there are simply some whom are elected each year to a three IF: So it’s not surprising we did so well things government should not be doing. year term. There are 40,000 people in in Billerica, getting 42% of the vote. We town so each member represents about also got 37% in Burlington which could At one point someone was asking about 160 people. only have come from two places, stand- appropriating money for a matching ing at the polls and very supportive funds program where the state would IF: Town Meeting is an excellent forum newspaper coverage I got there. help us fund a park. I asked why should in which to promote Libertarian princi- the voters in Springﬁeld and Fall River ples - it is democracy in one of its purist For the next campaign we are starting be expected to help us fund our park. forms - governance by the people. But now. Everything I am doing now is Someone responded that Springfield my feeling is that people are still rela- geared toward creating greater brand has gotten a lot more money from the awareness for Libertarians and Ilana (continued on next page) 14 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 libertarians in ofﬁce Libertarian Ofﬁce Holders Richard and Ilana Freedman (continued from previous page) deal with reality on the ground. At a starting to make an impact. Even after national level, if you talk about getting you step down from ofﬁce you can con- tively unclear about Libertarian posi- into ofﬁce and immediately doing away tinue to have an impact, you can contin- tions. with social security you’re going to scare ue to have influence because you’ve the hell out of most of the people in this become the elder statesman. Or you can It is still easy for Bill Green or Bob Hav- country. run for a higher ofﬁce and begin the ern to get up and distort our positions same process at the next level. An and scare the hell out of everybody, important key here is being in tune with In any case, it’s not even possible. If which is what they did in our last the issues of the people you represent. Harry Browne had won the Presidency, debate. Having them comfortable with the fact there is no way he could have gone into office and immediately put those that you know what their issues are and But their charges are answerable, and I promises into effect. Our political you’re not going to forget about them. did challenge their accusations in a tele- process, as it exists today, would not vised forum that reached the people of have permitted it. ML: How have you applied this in the Billerica. The proof of how favorably the ofﬁces you hold? Libertarian message can be received is However, I am convinced that a growing that I won 42% of the vote in Billerica, in number of people are buying into the IF: By being a full participant in Billeri- spite of my opponent’s scare tactics. Libertarian philosophy. Three hundred ca. All the committees and commis- thousand people voted for Harry sions I’m on are non-partisan so we I ran for ofﬁce as a moderate Libertari- Browne because they are ready for a don’t have to get into partisan debates. an. It is my opinion that if you want to change. And although, my philosophy is However, to being an active and fully win an election at any level you have to quite different from his, it is still a clear participating member of the commis- Libertarian approach and 16,000 people sion is what really establishes your cred- voted for me. ibility. What can I do as an individual going The Conservation Commission is a good into the State Senate that is going to example of this. You not only have the make a difference? commission dealing with issues but you have people coming in an applying to There are two things I can do. One is I the commission. They also see you and can raise my voice on the Senate ﬂoor have the opportunity to hear what you against any bill that I think are wrong - think on issues that concern them. On bills that add costly bureaucratic layers the Middlesex Canal Commission you to an already fat and lazy government, get a different type of exposure, as that and bills that raise taxes and diminish group is essentially building a museum individual liberty. and bringing people to it so they know more about their local history. Each Two is that I can do what I’ve been doing committee has a different way of expos- most of my life in my adult career - ing you to the public, even as you are building coalitions. You start very small serving the community. with one or two people who agree with you on one particular issue. You vote The important thing is to have a pres- with them on their issues and they vote ence, to build your image in the Com- with you on your particular issue. It’s munity, so that people will want to vote very small power base but it grows. You for you. First of all, they will know you, continually work to build a that power and second they will have faith in your base. Let’s say there’s only one Libertar- positions. If your position favors oppor- ian in the Senate. If that one Libertarian tunity for them, as the Libertarian posi- can build small coalitions - on one issue tion generally does, they will support with the Republicans, on another with you. The name of the party won’t matter, the Democrats, on another with women because they will vote for you, the per- or anyone who agrees with you on a par- son, someone they know and trust. ticular thing - over a period of four years (because I also believe strongly in term ML: When you serve on the Conservation limits) that one Libertarian could build Commission, you have people who live in a coalition which could then be handed town coming to you to ask permission to over to the next Libertarian who is elect- use their own property. How do you apply ed. In the process of doing your own the Libertarian philosophy to your role stuff, you are also schooling somebody on that commission? to take your place. That, in my opinion, is dealing with the real world, dealing with real issues, and (continued on next page) April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 15 libertarians in ofﬁce Libertarian Ofﬁce Holders Ilana and Richard Freedman (continued from previous page) property owners who would contract for maintenance for the road with the other IF: That’s actually not what we do most abutters. However, there can still be of. Most of our work is regarding wet other libertarian solutions. I know one of lands. People buy property with wet your issues was the handling of Route 3 lands and they want to build an addition expansion. to their house or they want to put a dock on the river. IF: Yes, and there’s actually a new wrin- kle with that. The Route 3 expansion The Libertarian position is a little bit was done with an arrangement with the difﬁcult in this area because on the one private contractor who was to pay for it, had the pure Libertarian position is that and then be paid back by the state upon people should be able to do what they completion. However, I have just want on their own property without gov- learned that they have just received 80% ernment interference. I believe that this funding from the federal government, so is what the framers of the Constitution in the end they aren’t going to pay for had in mind. But I also believe that anything at all. But we are. there are certain areas which weren’t given consideration because they weren’t relevant in 1776. Nobody wor- Ilana Freedman at the 2001 LPMA State Convention I believe that infrastructure should be ried about pollution then, or about part of government’s role. The Roads that the domain where government has and the rivers really beneﬁt the commu- destroying land and making it unsuit- a role is somewhat larger than it was in able for future use. My moderate liber- nity. There are state roads, federal the 18th century. roads, and town roads. I’m not really tarian position says that the ideal situa- tion is one in which a limited govern- sure yet how that should all break down. ment would be in partnership with the ML: So, government has a role so long as private sector on these issues. we can focus it on protecting rights rather ML: All of these fall into a category than limiting them. referred to by economists as public utili- ML: These are areas where one person’s ty. These are goods, like a lighthouse for use of his land affects the common prop- IF: Exactly. And the rights we are talking example, which everyone beneﬁts from, erty of the local community. The Conser- about protecting are ones where, if we but it is impossible to charge for their use vation Commission is in a way arbitrat- overstep the bounds, we are infringing individually. I don’t have a problem with ing the conﬂicting claims of the owners of on the rights of other people. So there is government handling the construction private property. that aspect of the definition which and maintenance of this form of public needs to be part of the overall deﬁni- utility, and as technology improves that tion. Issues such as conservation, pollu- category will get smaller as we will be IF: Yes, like the use of a river or the pol- tion, and other environmental concerns, able to charge for individual use in inno- lution of a public waterway. That is one are certainly among those areas. vative ways. of the issues where I think government has a legitimate position, although it may conﬂict with a purist Libertarian In the light of advanced technology, the IF: That’s a moderate libertarian viewpoint. Internet and high speed communica- approach that I really approve of. This is tions, privacy is also one of those the reality now, we don’t have the tech- issues, but it is such a complex issue I’m nology to do this but eventually that There are other areas where government not sure where to go with it other than would be our goal. That’s something I has a role, such privacy. In the electron- to say it needs to be examined. There can live with. Right now we need to have ic age privacy has become almost inde- are times during a campaign where the public sector in road building, fensible at the personal level. I believe someone asks you what you think about bridge building, and the issues that that government and the private sector a specific issue and you don’t really relate to general common usage. need to be in partnership on these know how to answer. There are some issues. I do not, however, support a issues which need to be studied in great mammoth government that interferes I don’t have a problem with the govern- depth and it is too important to just ment contributing to things that are with private initiative and stiﬂes the pri- have an uninformed and superficial vate sector, as our government does used by the public, so long as it’s not opinion on it. There are many ways to something like Fenway Park. This in no today. solve a particular problem and one pat way falls under the category of public answer at the beginning may not hold utility, because you can charge individ- All through my campaign I talked about up after further study. ual users. But when you talk about using our huge, costly, and inefﬁcient govern- public money to pay for the infrastruc- ment bureaucracy that had no redeem- ML: One of these issues in Westford has ture to support it, such as access roads, ing value and cost the taxpayer far more to do with how to pay for improvements it is helpful to remember that if you did- than it should. The whole idea of a on Route 110. There are some very sim- n’t have a private entity coming in and bureaucracy which is too heavy, too ple libertarian answers and more complex using the government’s power of emi- expensive, and too invasive in our lives ones. We don’t yet have the technology to, nent domain to take over properties, pervaded my entire campaign. I believe for example, automatically and anony- you wouldn’t need the improvements. that government needs to be much mously pay for our use to the abutting smaller that it is today but I also think (continued on next page) 16 Massachusetts Liberty April 2001 libertarians in ofﬁce Libertarian Ofﬁce Holders Ilana and Richard Freedman (continued from previous page) dor is a mess. But Route 3 isn’t the contract is open to being rewritten. This problem. Route 3 can actually handle project is going to be very costly and it’s For example, when a company like Wal- the trafﬁc that’s on it. The problem is not solving the problem. mart comes in and puts up a store, they that once you get on it you can’t get off. are responsible for infrastructure The most serious backups occur during improvements. In the case of the pro- IF: Once they widen Route 3, you will the rush hour. Trying to get off Route 3 get to an interchange and you still won’t posed Fenway Park, if the roads and onto Route 128, or Drum Hill Road, or parking and access need to be be able to get off. So you will have three Concord Road, or Route 495, is a night- lanes of parked cars instead of two improved, the Red Sox should be doing mare. Those roads can’t accept the it. lanes. feeds from Route 3. The ﬁrst thing that needs to be addressed before they cut I do like the idea of getting the private This should not be a $385 million pro- down a single tree and destroy this real- gram of the state government, it should sector involved in financing the con- ly beautiful parkway is to address the struction. I think they are moving in the be a program of the Red Sox if they can access to the interchanges. afford it. It seems pretty simple and I right direction. However, I think believe don’t understand why everyone is hav- the model is wrong here because I think One of the things which they need to do it is going to end up costing us much ing such a hard time understanding it. is construct another breakdown lane. more money than they are telling us. I But I would suggest widening it to the call this our Little Dig. My position on Route 3 is that there is outside, not to the inside, because the certainly a problem with the road, just trees in the center serve a very impor- like there is with Route 128 and the There are other issues I’ve dealt with tant function - they provide both a visu- which are controversial. One of these is South East Expressway. The whole corri- al barrier and a sound buffer. According health care. During the campaign, I to the current plan, once they finish made a statement that was taken out of blasting out the outcroppings and ﬁll in context. I said that in our afﬂuent coun- the depressions, they are going to put try every person should be able to have up a visual barrier. I thought we had a access to emergency health care. It was visual barrier and a sound barrier. The lifted out of the larger statement that existing trees play a very important included the phrase “the provision of absorbing function for the abutters. health care should be a partnership What the designers of this new highway between the public and private sector, don’t seem to understand is that those with an increasing amount of the bur- trees help to absorb the sound and pro- den shouldered by the private sector vide an aesthetic solution to the hazards over time”. That again goes along with of oncoming traffic. Once they take my moderate libertarian philosophy those trees down, it won’t matter that that we work with the realities that we the highway isn’t coming closer to their have now as we continue to work to homes, because they are going to hear achieve the utopian libertarian ideal. much more noise than they do today. I do not want to see them take the trees down because in the process of address- There are people in our communities ing the wrong problem, they will be who fall through the cracks in the sys- destroying one of the most beautiful tem. I believe they need to be protected. parkways in the state. Eventually it would be nice to get the private sector organized sufﬁciently to be able to take care of them the way The cost of this project has already near- some people in need used to be taken ly doubled, and this happened before care of by community organizations. any work was actually done on the high- There are still private organizations way. The reason for this is really inter- which are devoted to such work like the esting. The company got their bid in as Salvation Army, the Jewish Combined the lowest bidder and then once their Philanthropies, the Masons, and Rotary. bid was accepted, they suddenly discov- ered that they had to reconstruct 41 bridges. Not just repair them, but The government has taken over so much rebuild them from the ground up. So of it this function, however, that most they added $185 million to the original people have gotten lazy about it their cost of $200 million. personal responsibilities, and don’t look out for their neighbors anymore. But there is within the private sector the RF: So when they said a private contrac- capability of building a lot great deal of tor was paying for it and that they were this support for this kind of private com- on the hook for any cost overruns, that munity support systems. We have to was only true if we didn’t change the move back toward that goal. But I scope of the project. Every time you believe that it needs to be ﬁrst through change one thing in the contract, the (continued on next page) April 2001 Massachusetts Liberty 17 libertarians in ofﬁce Libertarian Ofﬁce Holders Ilana and Richard Freedman (continued from previous page) ML: Working in local government, what That’s probably why I got 42% of the vote are you most proud of? in Billerica, and 25% throughout the dis- a dynamic partnership between the pub- trict. I was able to overcome the issues lic and private sectors. Eventually the RF: I’m really pleased that at town that some people have with the party weight of responsibility will naturally meeting I can propose something and name and get down to the issues. I shift to the private sector, where it people not only know it’s the Libertarian found so many people who were respon- belongs. approach but also to say, “That makes a sive to our Libertarian positions. It did- lot of sense.” There is within the private n’t matter if they were Democrats, ML: In recent years groups like the Lions Republicans, or Independents. They sector the capability of building a great and Rotarians have seen large declines in responded to the issues that were deal of this kind of private community their membership. I wonder if that’s due important to them. I was been able to support that builds respect for Libertar- to the fact that people are so used to see- come in as a Libertarian candidate and ianism. ing the government handle their prob- reach out to everybody. lems for them these days that they no longer seek out community organizations IF: Everything that I do in town, people say, “Ilana Freedman, she’s a Libertari- ML: What are your goals for the future? and community efforts. an.” But, then I’m able to reach common ground with virtually everybody in this IF: I’m going to stay active. I love being IF: I really think that’s the answer. It’s town. There’s nobody with whom I can’t involved in the town. This is a town not that we care less, because when shake his hands, have a friendly conver- where people play active roles. They are given an opportunity, people do help. sation, and talk about the issues. In the really into building this community and Being a Rotarian, I know that we are last campaign, there was one person trying to make it better. They don’t active in our community to provide sup- whom I never expected a vote from. He always agree with each other, but it’s a port to those in need. In Billerica, we was a ﬂaming Democrat. He came over good town in which to be involved polit- work with the Salvation Army in Lowell. to me and said, “I’m going to be out of ically. I stood out for an hour yesterday ringing town for the election, but I voted for you the bell for the annual fund raising on an absentee ballot.” That to me is RF: My short term goal is to be reelect- drive. By mid day the pot was full of one of the accomplishments that I’m ed. I’m thinking of running for State Rep money. People were giving small really proud of. I was able to cross party in 2002, but I’m not sure a household change, and $1 and $5 bills, even chil- lines to get the Libertarian message can survive two simultaneous cam- dren were contributing their spending across. I can find areas of common paigns. money. People do care. ground with almost everybody on some issue. IF: However, in 2004 it might be possi- We have that capability, but it will have to be rekindled. For too long people ble. I intend to win in my race for State There was never an adversarial moment. Senate in 2002, so I’d be running for have said, “Well, the government is It wasn’t necessary. I was able to make reelection. s doing it anyway. That’s my share.” my point without getting into confronta- tion. notes from around the state Citizen Savyon Gun Rights Bills Receive Hearings Reforming the General Laws on Firearms. Also to be heard that day will be bills to Long time Libertarian activist Muni The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) restrict gun ownership such as S.1193 Savyon was sworn in as a United States reports that on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, An Act to Further Reduce Gun Violence in the citizen on March 8th while wearing a the Committee on Public Safety will Commonwealth, and H.2021 An Act to Carla Howell t-shirt. Muni is best known hold a hearing on most of the gun relat- Restrict the Issuance of Licenses to Carry around Massachusetts for organizing ed bills. Right now, the hearing is sched- Firearms. the Harry Browne fundraiser at Faneuil uled for 10 o'clock, and could be either Hall in 1996, and for chairing the candi- in room A-2 or Gardner Auditorium. For Make sure your state rep and state sen- dates recruiting committee with Dennis updated information contact GOAL at ator understand that reforms to the gun Corrigan in 2000. Muni admits that he is (508) 393-5333. law can no longer be delayed. now, “running out of excuses,” and will have to run for ofﬁce himself in 2002. 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