I want to welcome Mr. Del Wraa, and other libertarians to the gardens of democracy. The fundamental problem that I see, at the moment, is one of semantics. Just as one of the problems with "conservatism" is that by definition it seeks to preserve the status quo and hence limit one's ability to solve problems that may be novel (climate change), so too is the potential scope of libertarianism problematic. Libertarianism, at its essence, seeks to provide a foundation for "individual" liberties that are sometimes at odds with the interests of the larger community. It is my sincere hope that the new-found interest of these libertarians "to play a larger role in the community by helping people in ways the government no longer can," as stated my Mr. Del Wraa, means that these folks want to collaborate with others with different, perhaps less individualistic, belief systems to compromise and solve both short- and long-range problems that affect our community. We should all welcome this desire.