I see both major political parties as players in the same rigged game. By forever duping us mere citizens into believing that they offer us true choices, they are both working hard to methodically take us down the path of Fascism, and when that proves to not work, they will then take us down the joint paths of Socialism and Communism.
I do see your point that the Patriot Act and Homeland Security are products of the Republicans, but both have been embraced and vastly expanded in scope, authority, and power by the Democrats (though the same would assuredly have occurred under the Republicans), so both obviously see things exactly the same way.
In my list above I forgot to include that:
Your local police force is being fully militarized.
Property searches and seizures now occur without warrants, and often via 2 AM raids where your door is knocked down and your family is terrorized at gunpoint, and your barking dog is executed.
GMO foods are not advertised as such by order of the Government
Vaccinations are forced on those who do not wish them upon themselves or their children
Watch what you put in your childs school lunchbox, as the food police may declare you to be poisoning them with malnutritious food.
Don't give your child an aspirin to take at school, as if you do you will be practicing medicine without a license and the law will come down hard upon you (not to mention that your child will be expelled)
If your child has cancer and you do not irradiate and chemically poison your own child to death you will go to prison
Most of the world now drives super efficient diesel cars, but close to none of them are available here, purportedly because they are dirty
Coal is being ostracized, and "under my plan, electricity costs must necessarily skyrocket"
Vast oil fields are not being drilled because they have caribou or exotic mice or rare birds or whatever...
You will be forced to take the medical treatment the government approves of, or perhaps you will be denied treatment.
Is this what our soldiers past and present have fought for? Are any of these listed things the proper domain of a land that thinks itself to be "free", and if so, please define such a freedom.