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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

David3036 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:00 PM
There are only two of the 10 commandments that could be the basis for any laws, and those are acttually based on the legal principle that your rights end at the point where they infringe on someone else's. . Most of the commandments concern how your god supposedly wants to be "worshipped" (which seems quite ungodly to me). And the others....well, it's not illegal to covet your neighbor's ox, it's not illegal to commit adultery (except in military justice), and bearing false witness is only illegal if you'r under oath.
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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