Mike Kole's entry of today on his blog Kole Hard Facts eloquently points out the major differences between Libertarians and Republicans. His entry is titled "Why Libertarian?".
Kole uses as his example of typical Republican government the "nanny state" city, town and county governments in Hamilton County. All of the government entities in Hamilton County are dominated by Republicans. There is rarely any competition from the Democrats. But the city, town and county governments would make any Democrat big government person proud. At least these type of Democrats aren't hypocritical for they believe in big government.