Before the backdrop of another carnage, this time in Orlando, candidates and other partisans (including our national LP chair, I will point out, to my dismay) have opportunistically grasped to vindicate their standard (and tired) talking points on guns.
I consider that completely beside the point, as well as tone-deaf. This is not an occasion for more argument – over and over and over – for a country devoid of guns, or awash in guns. We know the arguments. That’s not for today.
Let’s, rather, take today to envision a country where individuals have, and can exercise freely and openly – and in safety – their liberty to choose their own lifestyles, their faiths, their heritage.
This cannot be legislated.
It derives not from laws, but from a change in the tone and direction of national leadership. From divisive to respectful. From adversarial to allied.
To live and let live — is Libertarianism, at its essence.
Ron Litchman, Chair, MLP