Though the business meeting that kicks off the 2013 Convention does not begin until tomorrow, many people have shown up the night before to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. The Libertarian Party of Indiana has a wonderful community and this convention brings out the best of them.
“The most exciting part of this weekend is having 150 Libertarians in one room to accomplish one goal,” says Sam Goldstein, State Chair for the LPIN, “It is great to put aside the politics and really enjoy each others company for an evening.”
Though everyone was excited to visit with friends, there was still a sense of campaigning in the conversations. With three contested races, this event is shaping up to be one of the most exciting conventions ever. It is projected that this convention will be the biggest Libertarian gathering in the country this year alone.
Our two delegates for State Chair were asked what they hope for the future of the Party.
“I want the Libertarian Party to take over the world,” said Goldstein, “and then leave people alone.”
“I want the Libertarian Party to influence the views across the board,” said Dan Drexler, contender for the LPIN State Chair position.
Notable appearances at the convention were from Michael Badnarik, Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party in 2004
The Libertarian Party is America, and Indiana’s, third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. Its vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.
The Libertarian Party of Indiana was formed in 1974, and has maintained ballot access since 1994.