Social Conservatives are less than 25% of Republicans and are probably less than 20% of the total.
-- Then why do they get more than 50% of the vote in the primaries?
---- I don't think they do. Example Todd Akins won Missouri in 2012 with like 37% of the vote (and that was the SoCon's best effort of 2012). The Tea Party and the Establishment split the rest.
Being religious does not equal being a social conservative.
-- Sure, some people are religious but not socially conservative... but they're usually Democrats.
---- I don't think that's true at all. You do realize that Fred Phelps (Westboro Church) was a Democrat, that in 2010 a majority of NYS Democrats were anti-gay marriage. Republicans keep thinking they will turn Pennsylvannia and Michigan Red because of all the SoCons there. But
It's too bad, too, because unlike the rest of the Republican candidates, he was socially-liberal enough to have a chance of beating Obama in the general election (had he run as a Republican instead of a Libertarian)..
I'm glad you voted for Gary Johnson - I did as well. But where are the non-authoritarian Democrats? Which Democrats are for shrinking the size of government? The ever-more-oppressive-and-ever-more-intrusive Federal and local government is spearheaded by Democrats. Seat belt laws, soda sizes, the rise of the nanny-state and the police powers to enforce it are coming from the Left / Progressive politicians.
How about that law that forces you to buy a product whether you want it or not? What's that called the Affordable Care act or something like that. Which authoritarian party pushed that through?