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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Donjindra Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 3:14 PM
" Social conservatism is as old as time. It did not need to be a cause before the 70s because it was the NORM." No, it wasn't. When I was in the Republican party in the early 80s, the social conservatives were a minority. They started taking over precinct chairmanships one by one. Before that, what we call social conservatives were John Birchers. They were considered a fanatics and a joke. Now they are the norm in the Republican party.
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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