Libertarian Party of Michigan: “No Helmet Laws!”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF MICHIGAN
11700 Merriman Rd., Livonia, Michigan 48150
CONTACT: Emily Salvette, State Chair (313) 747-8129
(Livonia, MI) – At the 1996 Nominating Convention of the Libertarian Party of Michigan on April 20, a platform was adopted which contains 15 planks, including a plank entitled “Travel.”
The Travel plank begins: “Contrary to police propaganda, the opportunity for adult citizens to travel public roads by contemporary means of transportation is not a privilege granted by the state but rather a fundamental right of free people.” The Travel plank includes the statement: “Recognizing that individuals must assume responsibility for their own safety, we oppose all mandatory laws requiring the use of seat belts and helmets.”
The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party. Its platform advocates individual liberty and responsibility, respect for the Bill of Rights, free enterprise, free trade, and no meddling overseas. The LP will be running candidates for local, state, and federal offices in all 50 states in November.