Owen at Boots and Sabers writes about Leaving the Party:
Political parties aren’t corrupt. The people in them are corrupt. Which is why his suggestion that the Libertarian Party is somehow immune to this defficiency of human nature is a bit silly.
Political parties also don’t have philosophies. They are politicial organizations designed to gain and retain power. That’s it. The people within the party determine what policies to enact when those people are in power. That’s why it is important to not just disengage, take your toys, and go home whenever the political party of your choice advances the wrong ideas or the people within the party are corrupt.
I’ve changed my tune on this since January. The Republicans aren’t perfect. They aren’t even particularly good. But they’re light years ahead of the competition and splitting from them only helps the competition at this point.