Isn't it funny (maybe not) how the roles of Republicans and Democrats have shifted over the past 30 years. The aspects of the Republican party that attracted me to them years ago are gone, and they have subsumed by the Dems. For example:
- Fiscal responsibility.
- A non-interventionist foreign policy.
- Personal rights.
Republicans have failed on all of these counts. They are profligate spenders, able to send troops to all corners of the world on a whim, and ready to turn us into a police state. There is nothing left of the Republican party. [John Robb's Weblog]
Unfortunately the role of Democrats hasn't shifted, which means that neither of the "major parties" stands up for any of those things. If you value fiscal responsibility, non-interventionism, and personal rights, you'll just have to vote Libertarian (or possibly independent).