It is heartening that Democratic Party strategist Bill Carrick recognizes the somewhat libertarian shift in the Western U.S. electorate (“West Taking Sharp Left Turn,” Jan. 27.) But one quote from Carrick shows a basic misunderstanding of libertarian views and principles.
Carrick states, “The libertarian thing is no longer about property rights or gun rights. It’s now about letting people live their lives as they choose.”
On the contrary, the libertarian “thing” has always been about letting people live their lives as they choose. And their right to use their property as they choose and to defend themselves with guns is still part of that.