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'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

helioquois Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 10:35 AM
The "we" I am referring to is the current state of our government and its ruling elites. Is there any doubt that they act immorally and in opposition to the individual citizen and usurp the individual's rights as codified in the Constitution? I think not. Our President is a prime example.
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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