However, the recent reactionism against both the proposed building and the utter misrepresentation and demonization of an entire religion is a big reason why my vote becomes more important as an "against them" action:
[T]he base of the GOP - aided and abetted by what's left of their elites - want a religious war abroad and at home not on Jihadism, but on Islam itself. And a vote for the GOP is a vote for this agenda. It is a vote for global warfare and domestic division.
This has become about much more than a 3 percentage point increase in top marginal taxes on Americans making over $250,000 a year. The mentality of these crusaders is just the most glaring example of their worldview. It is a worldview that will require far more intrusive and abrasive government than any incremental rearrangement of health care insurance.
If the Libertarians ever wanted to make a serious break from the no-longer-about-conservatism or fiscal responsibility GOP, now is the time to do it.