My experience in the tech world has been that most tech people lean libertarian....a kind of "don't bother me and I won't bother you" culture. This culture is reflected in the early days of software and networks where most code and communications protocols weren't designed with security built in.
Unfortunately, this world has ended. The world is a nasty place of people competing for resources and politics is part of that world.
The IT world needs a lobby group - maybe many groups to represent its interests in our government policies and our interactions with the world.
Rough consensus and running code are no longer enough.