@Ress: sadly, I agree with this. The Republican party hasn't represented my way of looking at things ever. Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, all the statist redistribution schemes should be removed. Victimless crimes should not be crimes. I *do* believe in police, fire, a court/legal system, and defense (both state militias and a federal based army). But the current Fascist type system we have? Nope.
Most folks feel free because personal freedoms haven't changed much.. but the amount of gov't intervention in business is extreme.. we lost a LOT there.