No, I've never changed... I've always been pro - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; American ideals of rugged individualism; and limited government. Essentially, the modern day democrat/republican are essentially different sides of the progressive coin. Anyone expressing the privatization of Social Security is a right wing extremist and anyone calling for the legalization of pot and other illegal drugs is a left wing extremist.
I'm a conservative, limited government, individual liberty over the rights of the collective, capitalist who believes in God, but does not attend church or discuss religion. I don't believe in protecting people from themselves. And I don't believe government can solve any problem better, more efficiently, and more effectively than the private sector.