Originally Posted by DenverBrit
To be honest, I can't quantify how many, but Santorum does seem to represent many in the GOP when it comes to Governmental social interference. Something no true conservative would consider acceptable.
Lofgren does a nice job of time-lining the Fundamentalist shift, in agreement with Goldwater's comments.
I would agree with Santorum but add the importance of "States Right's" most conservatives I know want the Federal government off their backs and out of their daily lives. The states were united under one flag for protection and to provide a common currency for ease of interaction between them. This notion of a huge federal government heavy with programs, buyouts, bailouts, subsidies and entitlement programs was never the intention of the founding fathers.