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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Enrique25 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:52 AM
Prager himself has some culturally liberal views. For example, his liberal attitude toward adultery. Another example, his liberal attitude toward divorce. Finally, his growing tolerance of homosexuality (though he is still against gay marriage), which he acquired due to a friendship with a gay couple. None of these liberal social attitudes hurts the conservative movement, as I see it. Then again, I"m a liberal.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:01 AM
En, it is not fair to point out his inconsistancies.
arvamus Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 1:03 PM
It is hilarious to hear lefties project onto conservatives their own largest failing. Without double standards/hypocrisy, Democrats/libs would have nothing. Conservatives have high personal standards to which they aspire, sometimes failing because they are human. Dems have no standards for themselves whatsoever. There is nothing they will not stoop to for personal pleasure or power, nothing they do not justify in themselves, yet they presume to judge conservatives even for the SAME failings. And a conservative politico caught lying or stealing leaves or is made to leave by other conservatives. A lib caught lying or stealing gets re-elected by Dems in a landslide! It's a feature with you guys!
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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