One of four, and only four, possible political philosophies. The Libertarian believes in both personal and economic freedom.
The liberal, or left-winger, believes in personal freedom.
The conservative, or right-winger, believes in economic freedom.
The interventionist, or tyrant, believes in neither.
Virtually all political figures, and most of the electorate, are currently interventionist. Things will continue to deteriorate as long as this condition exists.
In most cases, there is no significant difference in candidates. The partisan antics involved in recent elections are therefore absurd. They both are on the same side, so to speak.
His libertarian leanings have put him at odds with his statehouse colleagues.