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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

David3036 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:37 PM
Please just RE-READ my comment. There was NO reference to what is moral or immoral -- only that the 10 commandments and the Biblical taboos in general are NOT the basis for our laws in this country. Nor SHOULD they be. That would make about as much sense as basing them on Muslim beliefs.
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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