President Obama will address a number of critical topics in his State of the Union on January 28, and it won’t be easy to reassure the public after a rocky 2013. From never-ending budget battles to controversial NSA surveillance programs to the hemorrhaging state of Obamacare, the president’s big-government approach is floundering. These issues show that the libertarian message is more relevant than ever to federal policy debates.
Where will the ideas of freedom have the greatest impact in 2014? What role will libertarians play in shaping the debate both in Washington and across the country? David Boaz, the executive vice president of the Cato Institute, will discuss the state of the union from a libertarian perspective and take your questions.