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If Ray Ring ("Going to Extremes", May 24) is going to write about politics, especially in the hard-to-label West, he needs to watch his flippant labeling. As an Arizonan and a Libertarian, I am very angered by folks who lump my freedom-loving and consistent positions with the often inconsistent stands of the Tea Party. Most Libertarians despise our state's immigration law — and I would bet the Utah male, Mormon group he describes is much more conservative than Libertarian. If you don't believe in civil liberties — personal as well as economic freedom — you are not Libertarian. And, yes, Libertarians can be staunch environmentalists.

Linda Rawles
Carefree, Arizona

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