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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Anonymous908 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:19 PM
The War on Drugs is one thing that is traditionally a socially CONSERVATIVE idea yet lays the path directly to Big government, bloated prisons, invasion of privacy, spending deficits, and ultimately a wose drug problem. I see Prager's point, but I don't think it is as cut an dry as he believes it is. Fiscal conservatism and social conservatism aren't as inseperable as he thinks.
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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