Culturally, Perry is much closer to the base than the libertarian peaceniks or the east coast elites.
I frequently run in libertarian circles, and so of course, I know a lot of people who think that this is a Really Big Deal.
If I'm lucky, you'll soon have advice on gold, seasteading, and the libertarian movement.
1789, "one who holds the doctrine of free will" (opposed to necessitarian), from liberty (q.v.) on model of unitarian, etc. Political sense of "person advocating liberty in thought and conduct" is from 1878. As an adjective by 1882. U.S. Libertarian Party founded in Colorado, 1971.