The Bay State - ratified Constitution 6 Feb 1788

Birthplace of

John Adams, in Braintree, on 30 Oct 1735
Samuel Adams, in Boston, on 27 Sep 1722
Ed Clark, Edward E. Clark, in Middleborough, on 4 May 1930
Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Boston, on 25 May 1803
Benjamin Franklin, in Boston, on 17 Jan 1706
William Lloyd Garrison, in Newburyport, on 12 Dec 1805
John Hancock, in Braintree (Quincy), on 12 Jan 1737
Penn Jillette, Penn Fraser Jillette, in Greenfield, on 5 Mar 1955
Kurt Russell, in Springfield, on 17 Mar 1951
Lysander Spooner, in Athol, on 19 Jan 1808
Benjamin Tucker, Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, in South Dartmouth, on 17 Apr 1854
Josiah Warren, in Boston, on 1798

Deathplace of

John Adams, in Quincy, on 4 Jul 1826
Samuel Adams, in Boston, on 2 Oct 1803
David Brudnoy, in Boston, on 9 Dec 2004
John Hancock, in Quincy, on 8 Oct 1793
Robert Nozick, in Cambridge, on 23 Jan 2002
Lysander Spooner, in Boston, on 14 May 1887
Josiah Warren, in Charlestown, on 14 Apr 1874
Daniel Webster, in Marshfield, on 24 Oct 1852

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, LPMA State Convention, in Natick, on 16 Apr 2005

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Massachusetts | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 33, fiscal policy rank: 36, regulatory policy rank: 39, personal freedom rank: 11, economic freedom rank: 35
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 386


Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought, by Jeff Riggenbach, 15 Jul 2010
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast
"And [Thoreau's] contempt for the state government of Massachusetts grew as well. In an effort to block local cooperation with the new federal law, Massachusetts had adopted an ordinance of its own officially denying state officials the authority to 'detain or aid in the ... detention,' anywhere within the state, 'of any person, for the reason that he is claimed as a fugitive slave.' But in 1851 and again in 1854, black citizens of Massachusetts were arrested and returned to their 'owners,' and the state government did nothing to prevent this injustice."


What Would You Do?, 14 May 2008
Interviews with people asking "What would you do with $3600 every year?" (average amount expected from elimination of the Massachusetts income tax)
Related Topic: Taxation