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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

Enrique25 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:12 AM
Prager doesn't consider the police to be "government". I realize it makes no sense, but for all he talks about freedom, he has never questioned a single arrest of an American citizen, or a single death of an American at the hands of police officers. If you want to hear people questioning those things, you will need to tune in to lefty programs such as "Democracy Now". When Prager talks about the government, he is talking about government agencies that regulates businesses, and he is talking about government workers that make salaries he thinks are too high.
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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