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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

David238 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:22 PM
Oh please! You're an atheist too. Through out history there have been written references to approximately 2883 deities. So do you believe in all of them? If you believe in only one then you believe in just one more god than me, so you are almost just as atheist. (h/t to Penn Jillette).
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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