I agree in part with what Zenarts said at her/his 11:29 post. There can be a danger among conservatives if they try to preach purity of agenda-- JUST LIKE when zealots on the Left do so. Abortion/women's rights can become another third rail issue.
That said, wanting smaller, limited guvment, as most tea party types do (usually mis-characterized) need not be a sin. We are getting consumed with guvment expansion and exsanguination. The Socialist Barry has quickly swelled it by 1/3 from the historical average of 18% of GDP to 24%. THIS is why the economy has remained moribund...why job "growth" is a facile mirage of part-time jobs with no benefits.