First off, nothing about this thread has anything to do with what you just wrote. Second, there is a big difference between the Repubs and the Dems when it comes to the govt, the size of govt, and the "push for a police state".
As to the federal income tax, explain to me why there were income taxes from time to time (ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court) before the 16th Amendment?
Regarding "perpetual war" for the last 100 years, please spare me. If you want to be a Ron Paul disciple, that is your prerogative, but if you think having our military retreat to our borders will help with the security of this country, well then you are a fool.