I was thinking about writing a blog on which party stands up for freedom and instead came across a very nice read in American Thinker that does just that. This is a great article and I encourage you to take a look. Here is the closing paragraph which is spot on.
When the day comes that the only thing between me and liberty are some Bible-quoting know-it-alls, I'll reconsider. But right now, there are a lot of things between me and liberty, and the "religious right" is not one of them. In fact, I see them voting for more liberty, not less. If the Republican Party ever decides it really wants to be the party of liberty, rather than the slower-road-to-socialism party, I'll gladly join the religious right there.
A Libertarian Defense of Social Conservatism
As much as I approved of George Bush and his war on terror, his domestic spending policies and decisions were very much aligned with the left. I still believe the Bush Presidency will go down as a success - 7 years without a major terror attack, Iraq and Afghanistan liberated etc. You can't argue with that success no matter how bad a case of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) you have.
The financial problems of 2008 are largely the result of Democrat (stupid) policies. The banking scandal can be traced back to Carter/Clinton/Congress encouraging loans to those that could not qualify and then refusing to reign in Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac when it was obvious trouble was brewing.
The rise of gas prices is directly related to bad (Democrat) policies designed to "save the planet." By limiting drilling/new refinery construction and then forcing ethanol on consumers, the government involvement forced prices up across multiple industries causing the slowdown we enjoy today - Thank you Dems.
When it comes election time you do have a choice. Unfortunately, Republicans continue to offer up a liberal-lite instead of a true Conservative. Over my lifetime there is the right solution to solving the world's problems and then there is the liberal solution. Each time Republicans compromise with the left, we simply create even more problems to solve.