The illusion of dichotomy in America is the most irritating thing about being a libertarian. Conservatives and Liberals always claiming that the other side is completely bat-shh crazy and have no sense.  Yet they cannot for the life of them see the absurdity of arguing over spending a lot of money and spending slightly-more-than a lot of money.  The fact that people continue to see America as split between two ideologically-different parties and not just one large police state - despite the continued expansion of government while both parties have spent about equal time in office - makes me lose hope for any kind of significant progress to be made in the name of liberty.