"I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process."
(in a 1994 Washington Post essay) No conservative that I know would disagree with this statement.
"The religious factions will go on imposing their will on others," I agree with this as well.
"I don't have any respect for the Religious Right." See above comment.
"Every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell's ass." Do I have to keep repeating myself?
"A woman has a right to an abortion." Sorry. Ain't touching that one.
There are many litmus tests on conservatives today that Ronald Reagan would fail. I will get links etc
The fact is, is that it is the right that has become radical in recent years.
I mean Nixon would be a flaming liberal by todays standards.
I didnt leave the Democratic Party. It left me.