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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

goldilocks Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:51 AM
The individual is responsible for his/her own destiny. Individual freedom is the cornerstone of the American Republic. The individual is the basic building block of society. The individual consumer is the lifeblood of capitalism. The individual entrepreneur is the servat of others.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:34 AM
But NOT an individual who says, "Anything goes".
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:38 AM

Although it was a good song lone ago.

goldilocks Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:54 AM
Individualism is superior to
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:55 AM
Libertarians are egalitarian individualists.

Leftists are egalitarian communtiarians.

Rightists are hierarchical communitarians.
Gentillylace Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:26 PM
Who are the hierarchical individualists?
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:54 AM
That is what conservative Republicans calim to be according a study.

google hierarchical indiviualistism for more info.
For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives.

This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones.

By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum."

It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist on the left. One...

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