America, Love It or Leave It

It used to be the right's battle cry. Now it's the right's dilemma

Ronald Reagan knew how to win a reluctant bride. He told Americans how beautiful they were, how generous and strong and brave, and even if everyone knew that some of this was blarney, it was still lovely to be loved and to try to live up to the image. So it is a little sad and strange to listen to conservative leaders--who still honor Reagan as the greatest modern President--as they file for divorce from the people he cherished so deeply.

So many years, so little to show for the struggle. Conservative godfather Paul Weyrich, who coined the term moral majority,...

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