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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

arvamus Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:08 PM
The two societies built specifically on lack of religion were Soviet Russia and Red China that between them killed 60 million and locked up hundreds of millions more. Tell us about their freedoms.
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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