I, too, have been re-evaluating my political thought processes in the last few years. As something of a rebel, when told that I should register as Democrat (many years ago) so that I could vote in local elections, I promptly made up my mind and registered Republican. Someone always has to be first :). However, I have been just as fed up with their self-righteousness and I have with those on the left. I left all political parties behind. While I now lean Libertarian, I refuse to join that party either as many of them are just as self-righteous in their views as the rest of the political makeup. Welcome home to self-government, self-discipline, and self-ownership.