RE: We have become despots
Even with Cheetah, I would have suggested you posted the whole article here. However, US News & World Report wow that's cool.
More to the article, I quite being Republican ages ago when I realized they weren't really the party of small government, and not even the party of less government.
Now I'm not even sure voting Libertarian could effect that change. Nor do I want to go the Aleister Crowley route and vote for the biggest worst thing to cause the system to crash either.
This leaves me drifting toward Anarchy...