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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Donjindra Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:40 PM
I bet I know more about your religion than you do. I don't conflate Islam and Christianity. But I see a lot of similarities in some varieties of both religions. I see frauds in both religions. I see some power hungry barbarians in both religions. And I know how slap-happy proud people like you are of your religion. You create little, self-serving lies about yourself, such as it's "the foundation of every last successful country on earth today." The truth is, our foundation goes back to pagan Greece. And we didn't become great until Christianity lost its grip on society.
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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