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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

arvamus Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 12:40 PM
You are a young? atheist without wisdom or even the knowledge of what made up the limb you are sitting on comfortably while trying to saw it down. There are wiser non-religious people that you who still know and understand history and credit Christianity for the society they are lucky enough to live in. Go live in a godless society like China or one run by a different religion like Islam to learn what a lucky and ungrateful person you are.
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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