Erosion of Liberty via Political Parties
So, being someone who doesn't own a car and doesn't drive. What ID do you want me to carry/maintain so that I might have the keep my right to vote?
Do I also need to be in good standing with any political party as well?
This is why Washington didn't like parties. He saw them as a way to eventually erode the sovereignty of government. Today, party politics is re-writing the rules of our society, and not in an attempt to improve our liberty. Our public liberty.
The most fitting words of Washington:
The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.