This fucking election...
The following rant was my response to the assertion that the Libertarian Party is not a real party. I'm saving it for posterity:
"Your political leaders sell their influence for personal gain while humiliating and nickel-and-diming the regular people with unreasonable regulations and penalties. They make you afraid of your neighbors (including the other "real" political party), so that you feel that you have no choice but to surrender your freedom and wealth to them. You're so enamored with he idea that you can get close to power that you make endless excuses for the failures your candidates. You don't have a political party, you have a professional marketing campaign that is run on the same principles as a campaign for any mass-market commodity, and is funded by the same corporations."
FWIW, I don't take the LP too seriously, and I think most LP members don't either. ..even though they take the movement seriously.