It's so amusing to see all of the dyed-in-the-wool neo-cons grasping for some kind of "new truth" here. The roots of Libertarian economic philosophy are the only salve for getting your collective bums spanked in this last election. The house of cards collapsed and now the Rush Limbaugh fascists all run for cover under the banner of the tea parties, still pushing for a pseudo-Christian militaristic comeback. It's sad and it's sick. I can only hope we get the full measure of Obama for eight years to destroy our economy, scare off the upper class so there will be no one left to steal from and make everyone equally poor. Only then might America be good and ready to embrace the full measure of the "traditional liberal" view, what some call Libertarianism, or as I would call it, "freedom from government". Let's just see if there are enough nuts in the nutsack that are willing to reject militarism, corporatism, an unholy mixture of religion and politics and embrace real peace and freedom.
I see where you're going here, but I have to take issue with a few points. First, the term "Neo-Con" is one that really is almost meaningless anymore--at least beyond foreign policy.
Secondly, religion and politics are only "unholy" if religion is used a wedge issue, like it was in 2004. The fact is that there are millions of people "of faith" that feel their country is being stolen from them. They know that our founding fathers considered religion/God a cornerstone of our society. Now, they see God being kicked out of every civil institution. These people aren't wack-jobs...they are everyday Americans.
I don't know what you mean by "militaristic comeback." We've never been "militaristic" per se, though it does seem our current President and Congress are almost openly hostile towards the military and incapable of making a decision. If you mean the true Neo-Con's (again...I don't like the term) agenda of spreading Democracy through the military, then frankly..those people don't seem to be in control or in the public domain much lately.
I do agree that we need to get the federal government the hell our of our lives and wallets. This is why I agree with a lot of what Ron Paul says (I recall you liking him so much you might have let him "touch it" if you were in the same room with him). I just think he goes to far, especially with regard to national security.