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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Donjindra Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:07 AM
"What Prager means is that if you can get kids to believe in an always watching and punishing god, you don't need to hire so many police -- smaller government " Yes, that's sort of what he believes. But he'll end up doing the reverse of what he thinks. It's pretty hard to force most people to believe anything.
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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