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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Anominus Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:55 AM
"The topic has been about repealing the WOD, where you jump from wholeheartedly supporting the WOD and even the return of Prohibition to this gee-golly "I really mean that we should change this through the process" vomit. You don't want to see this happen, regardless of if it's through the electorate, so drop the charade." Actually, the topic has been how to reconcile your desire for more personal responsibility in a society which favors government dependence. As I have proven, the welfare state is far more costly than the drug war (police state). The welfare state is an immediate threat to everyone - the police state only threatens those who choose to violate the law. Your failure to recognize this fact just proves your ignorance.
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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